|Game||Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers|
|Date & Time||Thursday December 12, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN
MIN -140 O/U 6
The Edmonton Oilers are set to visit Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota for a Western Conference clash against the Minnesota Wild. The Edmonton Oilers come into this matchup with a 18-11-4 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Carolina Hurricanes, 6-3. Zack Kassian had a productive game for the Edmonton Oilers as he recorded 2 goals while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins pitched in the other goal. Connor McDavid was able to record 3 assists for the Edmonton Oilers. The Edmonton Oilers edged out the Carolina Hurricanes in the shot department, 36-32.
The Edmonton Oilers struggled at keeping the Carolina Hurricanes off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 6 goals on 32 shots. The Oilers starting goaltender Mikko Koskinen struggled in the crease as he recorded 26 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .914 and GAA to 2.72. The Edmonton Oilers were edged out by the Carolina Hurricanes in the faceoff circle, 37-28.
The Minnesota Wild come into this matchup with a 14-12-5 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2 in a shootout. The Minnesota Wild received goals out of Ryan Donato and Ryan Hartman while Marcus Foligno, Kevin Fiala, Zach Parise, and Victor Rask all recorded assist. The Minnesota Wild were edged out by the Anaheim Ducks in the shot department, 33-24.
The Minnesota Wild were solid at keeping the Anaheim Ducks off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 2 goals on 33 shots. The Wild starting goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen had a good game in the crease as he recorded 31 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .947 and GAA to 1.95. The Minnesota Wild were dominated by the Anaheim Ducks in the faceoff circle, 44-27.
Recent Betting Trends
- Oilers are 7-3 in their last 10 road games.
- Under is 3-1-1 in Oilers last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Wild are 3-7 in their last 10 Thursday games.
- Under is 5-1 in Wild last 6 games as a favorite.
The Edmonton Oilers are enjoying a good season as they are one of the best teams in the Western Conference, and I expect them to edge out the Minnesota Wild as they have dropped 2 consecutive games. The Oilers have one of the most talented teams in the NHL with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, and they have lived up to those expectations this season as the duo has combined for 109 points. The Wild are slated to start Devan Dubnyk in this matchup, and he hasn’t had a good season as he is sitting at 4-8-2 with a GAA of 3.35. The Oilers will put enough goals on Dubnyk to help cover their questionable goaltending, and they will win this game on the road. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win 4-2.