Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 2/23/2024

The Minnesota Wild (26-24-6) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (33-19-2) on Friday, February 23rd. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on ESPN+. Both the Wild and Oilers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Wild are 26-24-6 and are in 12th place in the Western Conference. Against other teams in the West, Minnesota has gone 12-14, and they are 6th in the Central Division. In their last ten games, the Wild have gone 6-4 and have won three of their last five games.

When playing on the road, Minnesota has gone 12-13-2, and they have been the underdog in 31 of their 56 games. As the underdog, the Wild have gone 10-18-3, and they have gone 1-2 in their last three games.

On the season, Minnesota has an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game, and their puck line record is 29-27. So far, the Wild have 17 wins by multiple goals and 16 losses by multiple goals.

Overall, Minnesota’s puck line record as the underdog is 19-12, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games. In their last ten road games, the Wild’s puck line record is 4-6.

Coming off a 6-3 loss on the road to the Jets, the Wild are hoping to bounce back today. In the opening period, the Wild couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. Of Minnesota’s three goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 39 shots on goal and six giveaways.

Minnesota entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Oilers have gone 17-7-2, and they have been favored in 44 of their 54 games. Against Western Conference opponents, Edmonton has gone 20-11, and they are in 3rd place in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 6-4.

Overall, Edmonton is 33-19-2, which has them in 6th place in the Western Conference. In their last five games, the Oilers have gone 3-2, and they have gone 29-14-2 when favored this season. Against division opponents, Edmonton has gone 11-6.

At home this season, the Oilers have a puck line record of 14-11, and their average scoring margin is +1.2 goals per game. So far, Edmonton has been favored in 44 games and has a puck line record of 23-21 in those contests.

Overall, the Oilers have 24 wins by multiple goals and have gone 27-26 against the puck line. In their last ten games at home, Edmonton has a puck line record of 8-2.

The Oilers are looking to bounce back from a 6-5 loss at home to the Bruins. Against the Bruins, the Oilers’ offense scored in all three periods. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 42 shots on goal and had 13 turnovers.

Edmonton took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Wild are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 20th in the league. This season, the Wild are 15-10 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-14 record.

The Wild’s come into the game with an over/under record of 27-25-4. Over the course of last season, they had 51 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 5.7 per game.

Oilers Offense Breakdown

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The Oilers come into the game scoring an average of 3.6 goals per game, putting them 9th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 11th in the league. Coming into the game, the Oilers have a 21-12 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 12-6.

So far, the Oilers have an over/under record of 24-26-3. Coming into the game, they have played 27 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.6 goals per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

Minnesota defense takes on the Oilers ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 20th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Edmonton Team Defense

The Oilers defense is currently 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against Edmonton. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 3 shutouts.

Wild vs Oilers Trends

  • The Wild are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Through their last ten home games, Edmonton has an puck line record of just 8-2. However, their overall record was 8-2 while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Oilers have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their puck line record was 3-0 in these scenarios.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Wild have a straight up record of 6-4 and an puck line mark of 4-6.

Wild vs Oilers Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Wild to pick up on a win over the Oilers and the road. With the moneyline sitting at +154, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Wild straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Wild winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Wild straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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