Oilers vs Wild NHL Spread, Predictions & Expert Pick

Written by on February 6, 2019

The Minnesota Wild hosts the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, Feb. 7 in a match many feel should go towards the Wild. Minnesota’s gone from a -182 favorite on Wednesday morning to a -200 favorite on Wednesday afternoon. Is the love for the Wild justified? Or, will the Oilers prove best as the massive dog?

Oilers vs Wild NHL Spread, Predictions & Expert Pick

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8:00 pm ET
  • Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
  • TV: FSWI / FSN+
  • Radio: Edmonton / Minnesota
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Minnesota -200
  • Over/Under Total Odds: Off

Why Edmonton Oilers are a good bet +150?

Edmonton hasn’t played great hockey. In fact, they’ve been horrendous in recent games, but on Thursday night they’ve got a shot to turn around their awful form. The Oilers put a serious beat down on Minnesota the last time they faced them.

Edmonton dominated the Wild 7-2 on Dec. 8. That was some time ago. Still, a beating like that implies the Oilers can turn around their recent slump. Minnesota’s getting all the love. The Oilers could leave St. Paul with the win, though.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.8
  • Shots For: 29
  • Power Plays: 21.4%
  • Face-Offs: 47.9%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.3
  • Shots Against: 31.2
  • Penalty Kills: 75.5%
  • Shutouts: 2

Why Minnesota Wild are a good bet -200?

Are the Wild a safe NHL odds pick vs the Oilers?

At first glance, it doesn’t look like Minnesota should be -200 favorites to beat Edmonton on Feb. 7. The Wild head to this battle having lost 3 in a row. But, 2 of the 3 losses are forgivable.

Only the 1-3 loss to Dallas happened in regulation. The 3-4 loss to Chicago occurred in overtime. Buffalo needed a shootout to beat the Wild 5-4 on their home ice. Minnesota has lost 3 straight, but they’ve played decent hockey, good enough hockey to beat Edmonton.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.8
  • Shots For: 31.1
  • Power Plays: 21.4%
  • Face-Offs: 50.4%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.8
  • Shots Against: 29.3
  • Penalty Kills: 83.5%
  • Shutouts: 4

NHL Betting Trends for Oilers vs Wild

  • Edmonton is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 0-5 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Edmonton’s last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 3-7 SU in the last 10 games at home
  • The total went UNDER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 11 games at home

Oilers vs Wild Final NHL Betting Analysis

The odds imply that Minnesota dominates the Oilers. Those who believe the Wild absolutely demolish Edmonton have a reason to believe it. Edmonton has been atrocious while the Wild has played well.

The Oilers are on a 6 match losing streak. They’re 22 points behind Pacific Division leading Calgary. Edmonton’s just a bad hockey team. However, they did beat Minnesota by 5 goals in the last head-to-head matchup.

Although the Oilers should lose, it’s tough to take Minnesota at the odds. Connor McDavid might be the best player in NHL. He’s stuck on a bad team, but he’s talented enough to dominate the Wild on Thursday night. Taking a shot on Edmonton to get it done.

NHL Betting Pick: Edmonton Oilers +150

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