Oilers vs. Blue Jackets Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/24/2022
The Edmonton Oilers (46-26-6) will visit the Columbus Blue Jackets (35-36-7) on Sunday, with Evander Kane coming off a hat trick in the Oilers’ last game. The Blue Jackets are big underdogs despite being the hosts, at +200, and the Oilers are -250. Find more below on the Oilers vs. Blue Jackets betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Oilers vs. Blue Jackets Spread and Betting Line
Oilers vs Blue Jackets Betting Information
Oilers vs. Blue Jackets Game Info
- Game Day: Sunday, April 24, 2022
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- Location: Columbus, Ohio
- Arena: Nationwide Arena
Computer Predictions for Oilers vs. Blue Jackets
Computer picks for Oilers vs Blue Jackets
Oilers 4 Blue Jackets 3
Oilers vs. Blue Jackets Betting Trends
Edmonton has gone 38-16 as the oddsmakers’ choice this season.
In five games with moneyline odds shorter than -250, the Oilers have won every time.
There is a 71.4% chance that Edmonton wins this game, per the moneyline.
Edmonton Oilers Leaders
One of Edmonton’s leading offensives player this season is Connor McDavid, who has 116 points (43 goals, 73 assists) and plays an average of 22:08 per game.
Leon Draisaitl has 107 points (1.4 per game), scoring 54 goals and adding 53 assists.
Zach Hyman has 25 goals and 26 assists for Edmonton.
Mikko Koskinen (25-11-4) has a goals against average of 3.1 on the season, and 1156 saves. His .902 save percentage ranks 37th in the league.
Edmonton Oilers Season Stats
The Oilers’ 271 goals this season make them the seventh-best scoring team in the league.
On defense, the Oilers have allowed 239 goals (3.1 per game) to rank 18th in NHL action.
The team is ranked 12th in goal differential at +32.
The 56 power-play goals the Oilers have recorded this season have come on 223 power-play chances, ranking them fifth-best in the NHL.
The Oilers have the league’s fourth-best power-play conversion rate at 25.1%.
The Oilers’ offense has recorded 11 shorthanded goals this season (third among all squads).
The Oilers kill 79.3% of their opponent’s power plays, the 18th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the NHL.
The Oilers’ players have posted the eighth-best faceoff win rate in the league at 51.5%.
The Oilers connect on 10.2% of their shots, ranking 11th in the NHL.
The Oilers’ players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 22.8 hits and 12.3 blocked shots per game.
Blue Jackets vs. Oilers Betting Trends
The Blue Jackets have been listed as the underdog 64 times this season, and upset their opponent 23 times.
Columbus is 4-9 when it is the underdog by +200 or longer on the moneyline.
The moneyline set in this contest implies a 33.3% chance for the Blue Jackets to win.
Columbus Blue Jackets Leaders
Jakub Voracek’s five goals and 51 assists in 75 matchups give him 56 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
Columbus’ Patrik Laine has racked up 56 total points (1.0 per game), with 26 goals and 30 assists.
Columbus’ Oliver Bjorkstrand has 50 points, courtesy of 24 goals (second on team) and 26 assists (sixth).
Elvis Merzlikins has a 25-21-7 record this season, with a .906 save percentage (31st in the league). In 55 games, he has 1616 saves, and has conceded 168 goals (3.3 goals against average).
Columbus Blue Jackets Season Stats
The Blue Jackets have the league’s 13th-ranked scoring offense (244 total goals, 3.1 per game).
The Blue Jackets have allowed 3.6 goals per game, 284 total, which ranks 29th among league teams.
Their -40 goal differential ranks 22nd in the league.
The Blue Jackets have put up 36 power-play goals this season, which ranks 25th in the NHL (on 204 power-play chances).
The Blue Jackets have a 17.6% power-play conversion rate, the league’s No. 24 percentage.
The Blue Jackets have scored seven shorthanded goals this season (10th among NHL squads).
The 79.4% penalty-kill percentage the Blue Jackets have amassed is the league’s 17th-ranked rate.
The Blue Jackets have the league’s 21st-ranked faceoff win percentage (48.4%).
The 10.4% shooting percentage the Blue Jackets have amassed ranks 10th in the league.
The Blue Jackets have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
Oilers and Blue Jackets Injury Report
Oilers: Jesse Puljujarvi: Day To Day (Illness), Oscar Klefbom: Out (Shoulder)
Blue Jackets: Nathan Gerbe: Out (Hip), Zach Werenski: Day To Day (Upper-body), Boone Jenner: Out (Lower Back), Joonas Korpisalo: Out For Season (Hip), Daniil Tarasov: Out For Season (Hip), Patrik Laine: Day To Day (Upper-body), Yegor Chinakhov: Day To Day (Upper Body), Alexandre Texier: Out (Finger)
Betting Tips for Oilers vs. Blue Jackets
After digging through all of the key trends and stats for this matchup, our best bet is Oilers on the moneyline at -250 and . Our computer picks see the scoring going under the total of goals.
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