Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Dec 01, 2022

The Edmonton Oilers are heating up as they take a three-game win streak into Minnesota Thursday night versus the Wild.

Edmonton
28-18-3-1
AT
December 01, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota
27-17-2-2
Puckline +1.5 -191
Moneyline +133
Over / Under o +6.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

Puckline -1.5 +159
Moneyline -159
Over / Under u +6.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

Oilers’ superstars Conor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl put on a show in their 5-4 win over Chicago Wednesday and they finish a back-to-back road trip Thursday.

These squads will become familiar with one another, playing three times in the next 12 days. The Wild will be a slight -136 favourite to win on the NHL odds with the total set at 6.5.

Oilers vs. Wild NHL Betting Odds

Minnesota swept the three-game series last season, beating the Oilers by a combined score of 16-5. They were one of the few teams to keep McDavid off the scoreboard last season, holding him to just a single assist. Two of those three matchups played the Under and the Wild covered against the spread in five of their past six meetings.

Edmonton played the over last night for the third straight game, executing their game plan of simply out-scoring their opponent. They have surrendered at least three goals in all of their past seven games pushing their record on the over/under to 12-8-3. They will be looking to even their 11-12 record ATS after failing to cover last night.

The Wild have been playing solid defence so far this season, posting the 11th-best goals-against average (2.9) so far through 21 games. They have gotten away from their defence scheme lately, playing the over in three straight matchups, putting their Over/Under record to 10-11. They have only covered the spread twice in their past eight and are 9-12 ATS on the year.

Edmonton Oilers

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are carrying the Oilers on their backs right now. Both players put up multiple points in a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks last night to push their win streak to three games.

After Zach Hyman had his goal called back in the first period, the flood gates opened early in the second period following Draisaitl’s first goal of the night. The Oilers would increase their lead to 4-1 before the midway mark of the third period. McDavid would end the game with a goal and an assist increasing his NHL lead and bringing it to 41 points (18G 23A) and Draisaitl would score two goals, and add an assist tying him for second in the league with 36 points (15G 21A).

Goalie Stuart Skinner stopped 21 of 25 shots for his sixth win of the season. The 24-year-old has outplayed Jack Campbell as of late stealing the starting job, and getting the nod in six of the team’s past eight games.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild should be well rested, getting back in action after not playing since Sunday night’s 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Kirill Kaprizov opened the scoring in the first period, before assisting on Sam Steel and Matthew Boldy’s goals to extend his point streak to a career-high nine games. The Russian winger has scored five goals and added nine assists in that span, bringing him to 27 points on the year.

Jared Spurgeon also potted his second of the season in the win and took home the honour of the first star of the game. In net, Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves, playing his second game in a row since returning from injury. His season has been shakey so far, posting a 7-5-1 record, a .901 save percentage and 2.92 goals against average.

Minnesota has some tough games ahead as they face some formidable opponents in the coming week and a half. Their schedule features Edmonton twice the Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames up until the ninth, all teams with a high-powered offence.

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