Wild vs. Oilers: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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A close NHL matchup is projected on Tuesday when the Minnesota Wild (2-2-1) host the Edmonton Oilers (1-3-1) at Xcel Energy Center. The Oilers are underdogs (-110 on the moneyline) against the Wild (-110) ahead of the game, which starts at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN+, BSN, and BSWI.

You can watch ESPN+, BSN, and BSWI to see the match unfold as the Oilers try to beat the Wild.

Wild vs. Oilers Game Info & Odds

  • When: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, BSN, and BSWI
  • Where: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, BSN, and BSWI
  • Favorite: Wild (-110)
  • Underdog: Oilers (-110)
  • Over/under: 6.5

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Wild and Oilers Betting Trends

  • Minnesota and its opponent have combined to score more than 6.5 goals in four of five games this season.
  • Edmonton has played three games this season that finished with over 6.5 goals.
  • The teams combine to score 6.2 goals per game, 0.3 fewer than this game’s over/under.
  • These teams surrender 8.2 goals per game combined, 1.7 more than the total for this game.
  • The Wild are 2-1 when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • This is the first time the Oilers are listed as an underdog this season.

Wild Stats & Insights

  • The Wild offense’s 18 total goals (3.6 per game) are ranked ninth in the NHL this year.
  • The Wild rank 28th in total goals against, giving up 4.2 goals per game (21 total) in NHL action.
  • The team is ranked 20th in goal differential at -3.
  • The Wild shoot 12.2% as a team, ranked seventh-best in the league.
  • The Wild have earned one shutout this season with their skaters averaging 18.8 hits and 15.8 blocked shots per game.
  • They have averaged 3.6 goals per game (18 total) during that span.
  • Defensively, the Wild have given up 19 goals (3.8 per game) in those 10 outings.

Oilers Stats & Insights

  • The Oilers’ 13 total goals (2.6 per game) rank 23rd in the league.
  • The Oilers have given up four goals per game, 20 total, which ranks 26th among NHL teams.
  • Their -7 goal differential ranks 29th in the league.
  • The Oilers are shooting 8.1% (25th in the league).
  • The Oilers have not yet shut out an opponent this season.
  • They have totaled just 13 goals over that time.
  • Defensively, the Oilers have given up 20 goals (4.0 per game) in those 10 outings.

Wild Key Players to Watch

  • One of Minnesota’s leading offensive players this season is Mats Zuccarello, who has seven points (one goal, six assists) and plays an average of 18:54 per game.
  • Through five games, Joel Eriksson Ek has four goals and three assists.
  • Marc-Andre Fleury (1-1-0) has a goals against average of 1.4 on the season, and 47 saves. His 87.037 save percentage ranks 52nd in the league.

Wild Player Props

  • Mats Zuccarello Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -230, Under Odds: +175)
  • Joel Eriksson Ek Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -135, Under Odds: +105)

Oilers Key Players to Watch

  • Leon Draisaitl is a top offensive contributor for his team with nine points (1.8 per game). He has scored four goals and five assists in five games (playing 22:07 per game).
  • Connor McDavid is a key contributor for Edmonton, with eight total points this season. He has netted two goals and provided six assists in five games.
  • Jack Campbell has a record of 1-2-0 in three games this season, conceding 9 goals (1.8 goals against average) with 82 saves and a 90.110 save percentage, 34th in the league.

Oilers Player Props

  • Leon Draisaitl Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +105)
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +160)

Wild vs. Oilers Injuries

  • Wild: Alex Goligoski: Lower Body (Out), Jared Spurgeon: Upper Body (Out), Matthew Boldy: Upper Body (Out)
  • Oilers: Connor McDavid: Upper Body (Out)

Wild vs. Oilers Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Oilers (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Wild 4 – Oilers 3

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