Jets at Oilers 12/31/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

By: Jim |

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 9:03 AM ET

The Winnipeg Jets they have finally managed to land in the top spot of the Central Division. However, their leaders over the Predators is by only four points on the season. Now, the Jets are starting to battle quite a few injuries and have lost several players who are going to be out for a while one of those players was Byfuglien who was recently fined by the NHL and now he's out because of an injury.

The Jets know the player to go to and they can count on is Mark Scheifele who has managed to get 49 points for the Jets so far this season. When the Jets need someone to pass the puck around they turn to Blake Wheeler who has managed 44 assist this season. However, they have also been able to rely on Patrick Laine for goals as he has 24 on the season. Edmonton was projected to be one of the better teams on the season and even added a lot of talent to help McDavid. However, the Oilers have been far from good this year in fact the Oilers are coming into the season right now in the middle of a big time losing streak. The last game even saw the Edmonton Oilers lose a high-scoring affair to the Sharks by a score of 7 to 4. All of this comes as the Edmonton Oilers offense has been struggling tremendously on the season.

Find the season so far the Edmonton Oilers have been able to rely on Connor McDavid. So far this season he has a total of 56 points on the year 35 assist and 21 goals.

The lackluster performance of the Edmonton Oilers offense is going to be there down. The Jets have a decent defense and they also have an offense has been performing at a high level as well. The offense has simply let the Oilers down this year and outside of Connor McDavid they don't have much in the way of any production. Once the Jets are able to shut down McDavid in the game, the Jets will be able to bring home a win this game as they are not relying on a single player to carry the offensive load. Final Score Prediction, Winnipeg Jets win 3-2.

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