Planning on watching today’s Wild and Oilers game? Catch the action at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB, as the Oilers hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Oilers being favored by -1.5 goals at home against the Wild.

MINNESOTA WILD VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Place at 9:00 ET on Friday, February 23rd.

WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Wild winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Wild on the moneyline (+154)
  • The Wild are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Minnesota Offense Score Enough on the Road?

Minnesota enters the game with a 26-24-6 record and is 12th in the Western Conference standings. In the Central Division, the Wild are in 6th place. Over their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 6-4, and they are 3-2 in their last five contests. On the road this season, the Wild are 12-13-2.

As the underdog, Minnesota has gone 10-18-3 in games this season when not favored. Against Western Conference teams, the Wild have a record of 12-14. In their last three games, Minnesota has gone 1-2.

Minnesota enters the game with a puck line record of 29-27 on the season, including going 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, the Wild have 17 wins by multiple goals compared to just nine wins by one goal.

On the road, Minnesota has gone 15-12 against the puck line this season, including a puck line record of 4-6 in their last ten road games. In their last three road games, the Wild have gone 2-1 against the puck line.

For the season, Minnesota’s games have finished with an average of 6.5 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Wild have an over/under record of 27-25-4.

The Wild are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

On offense, the Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 20th in the league. In terms of the Wild’s offense during power plays, they are 8th in power play goals and 27th in shorthanded goals.

Minnesota’s leading scorer is Joel Eriksson Ek. So far, he has 28 goals which is 18th in the NHL. Eriksson Ek also comes into the game with 24 assists.

In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.1 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Edmonton, goalie Filip Gustavsson has started 32 games in this season. His current record is 15-13, and his save percentage stands at 0.794%.

Are the Oilers Ready for a Home Win?

At home this season, the Oilers have gone 17-7-2. Against the Western Conference, they have a record of 20-11 and are 6th in the standings. Overall, Edmonton is 33-19-2 and has won four straight games as the underdog.

Over their last 10 games, the Oilers have gone 6-4 and they have a record of 2-1 in their last three games. This season, Edmonton has been favored in 44 of their 54 games and have a record of 29-14-2 when favored.

At home this season, the Oilers have gone 14-11 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +1.2 goals per game. So far, the team has been favored in 44 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 23-21.

Overall, Edmonton has 24 wins by multiple goals compared to just nine wins by a single goal. In their last 10 home games, the Oilers have gone 8-2 vs. the puck line.

This season, Edmonton’s games are averaging 6.6 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.7. The Oilers currently have an over/under record of 24-26-3.

In their last three road games, Minnesota has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

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. This season, the Oilers are 21-12 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-6 record.

Edmonton’s current leading scorer is Zach Hyman. This season, he has 34 goals, which puts him 6th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 19 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.1 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Goalie Calvin Pickard gets the start and has made nine starts this season. His record at this point is 7-2, and his save percentage is 0.374%.