Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction: 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Bet Picks Preview

Here are The Game Day’s Oilers vs Jets prediction and bets for the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, including our Edmonton-Winnipeg Round 1 series preview.

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Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction: 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Bet Picks Preview

Edmonton Oilers Season Recap

The Edmonton Oilers had an excellent season overall, posting 72 points in the North Division, albeit in one of the weaker divisions in the sport. They wound up with a +29 goal differential, second-best in the all-Canadian North Division.

Edmonton was led by two superstars as they always seem to be — center Connor McDavid (33 goals, 71 assists) and center Leon Draisaitl (31 goals, 52 assists). This team is the Connor McDavid show offensively, but he certainly has help on that end and he quite honestly doesn’t even need it to make his team successful.

The Oilers split time between two veteran goalies in Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen, both of whom did well. Smith was better overall with a 2.31 goals allowed average in comparison to Koskinen’s 3.14 goals allowed average.

Winnipeg Jets Season Recap

The Winnipeg Jets had a solid year of their own (not to the level of the Oilers). They finished the season with a +16 goal differential, which was good enough for the third seed in the North Division. They ended the season on a sour note, going 3-7 over their final ten games of the season.

Winnipeg had offensive production this season from a variety of places, including center Mark Scheifele (21 goals. 42 assists) and left wing Kyle Connor (26 goals). Left wing Nikolaj Ehlers and right wing Blake Wheeler both had 46 points and center Andrew Copp had 39 points. The Jets carry a balanced offensive attack that can help them hang with the high-powered offense of the Oilers.

The Jets had 27-year-old goalie Connor Hellebuyck man the post this season and he excelled to the tune of a .916 save percentage and allowed just 2.58 goals per game.

Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Matchup

The Oilers have the offensive firepower to push through the comparatively paper-thin defense of the Jets and can likely get to Hellebuyck with ease. Expect the Oilers and Connor McDavid to get to the Jets early and often throughout this series. I see this series being a five- or six-game square dance, but one the Oilers always have control over.

Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction & Bet Pick

Oilers vs Jets Series Prediction

Edmonton Oilers in 6 games

Oilers vs Jets Bet Pick

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  • Celtics +300 to win NBA Title

    The Boston Celtics are +300 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics are +300 ahead of their home date with the Warriors for Game 6. We will see a considerable odds shift if the Celtics can win Game 6 on their homecourt. Boston was +310 after Game 5.

  • Celtics vs. Warriors over/under listed at 210

    The over/under for Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors is listed at 210, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The total for this contest sits at 210, down from the 210.5 it opened at. 60 percent of the public action has come on the over.

  • Warriors -400 to win NBA Championship

    The Golden State Warriors are -400 to win the NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    Golden State now sits at a prohibitive -400 to win the NBA Championship. For comparison, Stephen Curry MVP is -360. Andrew Wiggins, the dark horse to steal the award with a big close-out game, sits at +2000.

  • Celtics +310 to win NBA Championship

    The Boston Celtics are +310 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics peaked as high as high as -230 prior to Game 3 and now sit at an attractive +310. Boston entered the season at +4000. The odds could swing wildly again if Boston wins Game 6.

  • Warriors vs. Celtics over/under listed at 210.5

    The over/under for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics is listed at 210.5, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The total for this contest sits at 210.5, down from the 212.5 it opened at. 72 percent of the public action has come on the over.