Wild vs. Oilers Prediction

Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers 12/7/18, Prediction & Odds

The Minnesota Wild have lost four of their last five games heading into tonight's clash at the Edmonton Oilers. Will the rough patch continue for Minnesota as the underdogs in this matchup?

Game Snapshot

55 Minnesota Wild at 56 Edmonton Oilers

Friday, December 7, 2018

Rogers Place at 9:05PM ET

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Oilers are a -120 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Wild are a +100 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Friday morning, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on host Edmonton. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Wild shut down at Flames

Minnesota dropped to 15-11-2 Thursday night with a 2-0 defeat at Calgary. The Wild allowed a goal in each the second and third period to lead to the loss. Jared Spurgeon paced Minnesota with six shots on goal and as a team the Wild fired away 31 shots, but could not find the back of the net. Alex Stalock registered 18 saves on 20 shots in the losing effort.

Oilers win in shootout

Edmonton secured a 3-2 victory in a shootout at the Blues Wednesday night to improve to 14-12-2 on the season. After falling behind 1-0 in the shootout, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins evened it up while Connor McDavid provided the winner. In regulation, the Oilers fell behind 2-0 before rallying with goals by Nugent-Hopkins in the second period and Oscar Klefbom in the third period with only 56 seconds remaining. Darnell Nurse and Kris Russell assisted on the first goal, while McDavid and Jujhar Khaira tallied assists on the tying score. Cam Talbot made 28 saves on 30 shots in the win.

NHL Betting Trends

Minnesota

The under is 4-0-1 in the last five Wild road games. Minnesota is 41-16 in the last 57 meetings.

Edmonton

The under is 5-0 in the last five Oilers games overall. The road team is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.

Prediction:

Minnesota is in a rough patch and after not playing well last night, must turn around for a back-to-back at the Oilers. But helping the Wild out will be starting goaltender Devan Dubnyk back in net tonight. The Wild are better than they've played lately and Edmonton has shown to be vulnerable this season no matter the situation. Give me some action on the small road dogs tonight.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA WILD +100

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