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Toronto’s pursuers in the North Division, the Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers, will play the next game of the seasonal clash. The province of Alberta is still well ahead, 5-2. Will the Jets be able to reduce the gap? Let’s choose several options for betting on the upcoming meeting.
Winnipeg’s recent games at home are disappointing
The upcoming meeting with Edmonton will be Winnipeg’s 4th in a row at home. Oddly enough, Paul Maurice’s team has lost the previous 3 games during this run. Yes, the opponents were powerful, twice Toronto and the same Oilers, but the Jets themselves are certainly a contender, at least in the North Division.
Again surprisingly, Winnipeg have had big problems in recent games with their defensive play, with 12 missed pucks in 3 games. Unusual for Maurice’s boys, who had previously performed much better defensively with Vezina winner Hellebuyck. It’s possible, though, that this is just a temporary setback. The Jets’ playoff chances are not in doubt anyway.
Edmonton would always play in a divisional format
If hypothetically, the NHL were to continue using the same championship format in the future, it would be a real treat for Edmonton. The team from Alberta will be in the playoffs every year, where they have no way of breaking through traditionally. For the star duo of Oilers, games against, especially, Ottawa and Vancouver are like a rookie-level hockey simulator. McDavid already has 77 points on goal+passes; Draisaitl has 64.
The Oilers lost their last game, 3-4 at home to Montreal. But that’s okay. The team is in 3rd place in the division standings and certainly can’t be afraid of continuing to struggle in the postseason either.
Expert Betting Tips
Winnipeg don’t seem weaker than Edmonton to lose six out of eight games this season. All the more reason to approach the upcoming game with maximum concentration and a streak of three straight losses should help. The Jets will likely be able to improve. The prediction is a win for Winnipeg.
- Winnipeg win the match with odds of around 1.90;
- Edmonton’s Individual TU 3 with odds of around 1.80;
- Winnipeg will not lose and TU 6.5 in about 2.30.