Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets Prediction, NHL Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Nov 30, 2023

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers

Thursday night’s NHL schedule features a big all-Canadian matchup when the Edmonton Oilers visit the Winnipeg Jets..

Edmonton
33-18-1
AT
November 30, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
34-15-4-1
Puckline -1.5 +200
Moneyline -115
Over / Under o +6.5
Puckline +1.5 -250
Moneyline -105
Over / Under u +6.5

The Edmonton Oilers are winners of three straight and it’s not too late to turn their season around. They most recently got the better of the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 in a shootout on Tuesday. Winnipeg let a glorious opportunity slip through its fingers on the same night when divisional rivals the Dallas Stars came to town and beat them 2-0.

The NHL odds currently have the Jets at -105 and the Oilers at -115.

Oilers vs. Jets NHL Betting Odds

Thursday will be the second regular season clash between these rivals. In October the Jets paid the Oilers a visit and skated away with a 3-2 overtime win. That was their third success versus Edmonton in four games.

Since reverting to the usual division format in 2021, Winnipeg is 4-3, home teams are 4-3, two contests needed more than 60 minutes to decide the outcome, and the over is 3-4.

How does an 18-goal outburst in three matches sound? Probably like music to the ears of the Oilers faithful. A shootout was still required to defeat Vegas, meaning Edmonton didn’t cover the spread, dropping them to 6-15 ATS. Betters should proceed with caution in that regard. Edmonton is suddenly the 11th-highest-scoring team in the NHL (3.33 goals per game) and the over is 12-7-2.

It’s ironic that Winnipeg was shut out by the Stars on Tuesday given that they are the eighth-highest-scoring team league-wide (3.38 goals per match). Despite that blemish, the season has gone about as well as Jets fans and betters could ask for. The club is 12-7-2 in the Central Division and 14-7 ATS. They are heading into this game on a two-game skid, however.

Edmonton Oilers

Every win for the Edmonton Oilers is a step towards putting themselves back into a position of power in the NHL. Unless this club has completely fallen off a cliff, it would be unwise to dismiss them outright. Given that they’ve won three in a row, including against the defending champions, opponents should take notice.

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The Vegas match was the most contested of the three (they deflated the Capitals and plucked the Ducks 5-0 and 8-2, respectively). The Golden Knights were desperate to right the ship as they had lost a few games in a row. When this Oilers team is flying, boy are they fun to watch. For the third straight game, Edmonton was blowing past the defence, hurling a ton of chances at the opposition’s net. Sam Gagner got the ball rolling in the first period with his third off a strange angle. Mattias Janmark (first) made it 2-1 in the second before Connor McDavid (eight) raced out to make it 3-2 and Evander Kane (11th) double the lead to 4-2 on the power play. Defensive miscues and goaltending still haunt the club. Vegas scored twice late to send the game to overtime, but Stuart Skinner had the last laugh, making the ultimate save in the shootout.

Zach Hyman is day-to-day.

Winnipeg Jets

A match versus the defensively leaky Oilers may be what the Jets require to re-ignite their offence, which only scored twice in a loss to the Predators and laid a goose egg at home against the Dallas Stars.

One thing is for sure, discipline will be of the essence. It wouldn’t do to put their 27th-ranked penalty kill need against Edmonton’s fifth-best power play. Luckily they were careful against Dallas, getting sent to the box only twice and not paying the price on either occasion. It wasn’t a match with a ton of glorious chances. Connor Hellebuyck only faced 21 shots but couldn’t stop Joe Pavelski from short distance in the second period or Tyler Seguin from putting the game on ice with a one-timer late in the third.

It’s not the say the Jets didn’t make Jake Oettinger earn his shutout, but overall the attack looked somewhat muted. Josh Morrissey led the team with six shots. Kyle Conner has 14 goals so far but hasn’t netter in his last four outings.

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