Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 08, 2022

Edmonton looks to complete a winning four-game homestand on Friday night when they host the surging Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota
27-17-2-2
AT
December 09, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
28-18-3-1
Puckline +1.5 -208
Moneyline +119
Over / Under o +6.5

37%

Betting Action

63%

Puckline -1.5 +173
Moneyline -143
Over / Under u +6.5

37%

Betting Action

63%

The Oilers are -125 favorites on the NHL odds.

Wild vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

Friday is the second of three regular-season meetings between the teams – they play again Monday in the Twin Cities. They also met there on Dec. 1 and the Wild prevailed 5-3. Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and two assists, and Joel Eriksson Ek added a goal and assist. Frederick Gaudreau, Sam Steel and Mats Zuccarello also scored for Minnesota. Marc-Andre Fleury had 18 saves. Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid and Klim Kostin scored for Edmonton.

In 18 career games vs. Minnesota, McDavid has eight goals and 11 assists. The Oilers were trounced in their two home games in this series last year, 4-1 and 7-3. The favourite is 5-2 in the past seven meetings. The total has gone over in four of the past five in Edmonton.

Minnesota Wild

We previewed Minnesota’s game in Calgary on Wednesday and projected the Flames to win 4-2 and end the Wild’s four-game winning streak. Calgary won 5-3. Didn’t look good early as Minnesota led 2-0 not even three minutes in on goals from Kirill Kaprizov (17th of season) and Mason Shaw (fourth). The Flames scored three times in the second before the Wild’s Jon Merrill (first of year) tied it at 15:45. Calgary scored the go-ahead goal 12 seconds later. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 of 26 shots and has allowed at least three goals in each of his last five games. The 38-year-old is 9-6-1 with a 3.10 GAA and .892 save per centage in 17 games. Blueliner Jonas Brodin missed his fourth game in a row but is getting close. Minnesota is 13-5 in its past 18 vs. the Pacific Division.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton has alternated wins and losses over its past five following an 8-2 home rout of Arizona on Wednesday – a season high in goals scored. Klim Kostin had a Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal, assist and fight against Zack Kassian in the final seconds. Kostin leads all Oilers forwards who’ve played at least 10 games in hits-per-60 minutes with 14.07. Connor McDavid was the No. 1 star with two goals and two assists, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins the No. 2 with two goals and a helper. His 13 goals are two more than he had last season in 63 games. Leon Draisaitl had a goal and an assist for his fourth multi-point effort in the past five. Stuart Skinner made 16 saves in his third straight start. The Oilers are 6-0 in their past six Friday games. 

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