Blue Jackets vs. Oilers Best Bets: Edmonton Too Hot to Handle

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Leon Draisaitl #29 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights on January 14, 2023. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP.

NHL Pick: Oilers -2 (-110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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The Edmonton Oilers look to extend their winning streak to 7-0 when they face the Columbus Blue Jackets on home ice, we are predicting an easy victory for one of these teams. Check out what we are betting ahead of this late-night NHL game.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Edmonton Oilers

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – 09:30 PM EST at Rogers Place 

Team Analysis

Columbus Blue Jackets

Having won just 3 of their previous 20 road games, it’s understandable to see why Ohio betting sites have set the Blue Jackets' odds to +420 to win this on the moneyline.

Columbus is officially the lowest-ranked team in terms of overall points scored having only scored 31 points, with a record sitting at 14-30-3. They have allowed 3.87 goals per game which is the third-highest in the entire NHL.

Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have upped their game in recent weeks having now gone on a 6-0 run since learning their playoff spot was in jeopardy following their run of just 5 wins over their previous 14 games.

Edmonton comes into this home game off the back of a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks to take them 4th in the conference and thanks to the misfortunes of every team above them (losing at least 3 of their last 5) the Oilers are now just 4 points away from the top spot in the Atlantic Division.

The Oilers come into this game with four injuries, Evander Kane is also absent.

Stats and Trends

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Columbus is 1-12 in their last 13 games on the road.
  • The total has gone Over in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
  • The total has gone Over in 6 of Columbus' last 8 games.

Edmonton Oilers

  • Edmonton is 6-0 in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone Over in 11 of Edmonton's last 15 games at home.
  • Edmonton is 5-1 in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.

*When it comes to making your NHL picks. They are merely guidelines and mostly irrelevant information but nonetheless can be interesting to read and might steer you in the right direction.

Blue Jackets vs. Oilers: Prediction and Best Bets

Total Over/Under

The Oilers average 3.71 goals per game which is currently the 3rd highest in the NHL, when looking at the Blue Jackets they allow almost four goals per game, and we have to respect the fact the Oilers have the two highest-scoring players in the league with Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid on their roster.

Although the Blue Jackets don’t score a whole lot, the Oilers do allow 3.23 goals per game and we are very much liking the +100 NHL odds available on the Over 6.5 tonight. The main reason we suspect we are getting plus money here is that the sportsbooks don’t think the Blue Jackets will contribute much to the scoreboard, but we don’t believe so.

They are more than capable of scoring at least two and the Oilers could be guaranteed a minimum of five goals tonight if they're in the mood.

The Oilers have seen the most games go Over 6.5 in the Western Conference whilst the Blue Jackets have seen the 3rd highest amount of games go Over 6.5 goals in the Eastern Conference.

NHL Pick: Over 6.5 (+100) at BetOnline

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Edmonton Oilers Puck Line

Edmonton comes into this game having had an extra night's rest and has been lying in wait for the Blue Jackets' arrival. Columbus suffered a 4-3 loss to Calgary last time out and has had to travel in between games.

The Oilers will get their revenge and win this one we believe, and as crazy as it sounds to be laying money with a -2.0 bet, this is the angle we are taking because this Oilers offense should blow the Blue Jackets out of the water.

At home the Oilers have dominated the Blue Jackets in recent games, winning by 3+ goals in their previous three games. To cash our ticket we need three goals, but a two-goal victory will result in a push and at the very least we expect them to win this by two goals.

Edmonton Oilers to win this NHL matchup 6-2.

NHL Pick: Oilers -2 (-110) at BetOnline

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