Edmonton will host a fight against Winnipeg on their ice on 15 February, and our experts will predict the outcome of this match. Will the home team continue to win?
Winnipeg is on the adjacent line in the table and has exactly one point less than Edmonton. The team looks unstable and alternates between victories and defeats. Recall that at the home arena, the Jets won a victory against Calgary (4:1), after which they lost to the Lights with a score of 2:3.
Also controversial was the series of matches against Ottawa, in one of which the Jets literally defeated the rival with a score of 5:1, and in the second match they lost, scoring only one goal – 1:2. At the same time, the team missed the decisive puck in the last seconds of the third period, and therefore they had no opportunity to recoup and continue the game in overtime.
Edmonton is ranked third in the Northern Division with 18 points. The team had a successful away streak, during which they managed to beat Ottawa twice (3:1 and 3:2), and also achieved success in the confrontation with Montreal with a score of 3:0, without conceding a single goal.
Oddly enough, but Dave Tippett’s team began to concede less, but it is far from the fact that they will concede less than three goals per game further, because their style of play does not dispose to this. We would like to emphasize that the main scorers in the squad, as in the previous season, are Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid, who managed to chalk up 25 and 28 points, respectively.
Edmonton are usually successful at home and the win against Winnipeg should be no exception as the Jets also love to play open hockey. However, the Oilers have been looking better lately than the Jets, which lost to Ottawa. Based on this, we propose to bet on Edmonton’s victory.
We take the victory of “Edmonton” with a handicap (0) with odds of 1.70.