Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Minnesota vs. Oilers NHL Odds
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(17-6-1) Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers (16-7-0)
Date: Tuesday, December 07
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Place, Edmonton
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Minnesota -104 Oilers -115 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Minnesota +1.5 -265 Oilers -1.5 +210
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.5
The Minnesota Wild come into this road contest with an overall record of 17-6-1. Through 24 games the Wild are 1st in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 92 times, good for a rank of 2nd among NHL teams.
Heading into the game, Minnesota is the 18th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.92 goals per game. So far, the Wild have a strength of schedule rating of 28th in the league.
When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 5th ranked team in the NHL. Through 24 games, the team-leading goal scorer is Ryan Hartman. With his 8 goals, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 21.
On the season he is turning 15.1% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Wild have benefited from the strong play of Kirill Kaprizov who is team’s overall leader in points. In his team’s 24 games, he has come up with 9 goals on a shooting percentage of 10.8%.
While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +10
Minnesota’s top goalie is Cam Talbot who is giving up an average of 2.71 goals per game.
In his 18 games played, he has turned in 11 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the Minnesota Wild with an overall record of 16-7-0. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 23 games, the Oilers have scored 86 goals, giving them an average of 3.65. This output gives them a rank of 4th among NHL teams.
On defense, they are the 16th ranked unit, giving up 3.04 goals per contest. So far, they have played the 32nd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 10th in the NHL.
Through 23 games, the Edmonton Oilers’ goal and overall scoring leader is Leon Draisaitl with 43 points. He has reached his mark of 21 goals, on a shooting percentage of 27.3%. So far, 52.0% of his goals have come during power play time.
Behind him is Connor McDavid who has 26 assists to go along with his 16 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +9.0
Edmonton’s top goalie is Mikko Koskinen who is giving up an average of 2.97 goals per game. In his 15 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 0.5 percent of the time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Wild are 6-0 in their last 6 overall.
- Wild are 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win.
- Oilers are 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
Free Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Prediction
Look for the Oilers to take care of business at home in what should be a close game.
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In Edmonton’s 23 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 14-7
So far, the Oilers have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 7 of their 9 games at Rogers Place. On the season, the Edmonton Oilers have a per-game scoring differential of 0.7
When playing at home, the team is winning games by an average margin of 0.25 goals.
Heading into their game with Minnesota, the Oilers have a 3-2 record over their past five contests.
In these games, they have scored 17 goals, accounting for 52.0% of the overall scoring. Over this stretch, the team has managed to play above .500 hockey, despite scoring more than their average of 3.04 goals per game, just 2 times.
In 5 on 5 situations, the Edmonton Oilers have a shooting percentage of 8.1%, placing them above the league average. It has been important that Edmonton be efficient with their shots as they are generating scoring chances at a below-average rate.
Based on the quality of their shot attempts, advanced metrics show the Oilers should have at least 1.9 more goals on their total. On the season, their high danger scoring chance figure of 6.26 per game, compares favorably to other NHL Teams.
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