Wild vs. Oilers Prediction and Pick (Ride the Surging Oilers)

The Oilers and Wild are set to face-off for the second time this NHL season.
The Oilers and Wild are set to face-off for the second time this NHL season. / Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild have lost two-straight games. and they have a tall order infront of them tonight if they intend on stopping the skid. The Wild hit the road to take on the red-hot Oilers, who have won five-straight games and have climbed up to the third spot in the Pacific Division.

The Wild took down the Oilers 4-1 on December 7th. Can Edmonton exact revenge on its home ice tonight?

Let's take a peak at the odds via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Wild vs. Oilers Odds and Total


  • Wild -115
  • Oilers -105

Puck line:

  • Wild +1.5 (-260)
  • Oilers -1.5 (+210)


  • 6.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Wild vs. Oilers Betting Trends

  • Wild are 11-4 in their last 15 games.
  • Wild are 4-1 in last five games vs. Oilers.
  • Wild are 11-2 in last 13 games played in Edmonton.
  • The UNDER is 5-2 in the Oilers' last seven games.
  • Oilers are 5-0 in their last five games.

Wild vs. Oilers Prediction and Pick

I'm still not a believer in the Minnesota Wild. Their high shooting percentage and strong goaltender play has cloaked subpar play in terms of possession and creating high danger scoring chances. Shooting and save percentages tend to be more volatile, and we may finally be seeing some regression to where their level of play should truly be at.

Meanwhile, Mike Smith has returned between the pipes for the Oilers and he seems to be rounding back into form. He's had three-straight strong performances, and should be in for another one tonight.

The most promising sign for the Oilers is that they rank 11th in high danger scoring chances over their last 25 games. While that's not an amazing mark, that'd good enough to let their high-powered offense go to work and generate wins. During that same stretch, they rank fourth in expected goals per 60 minutes (3.31), while the Wild rank 20th (2.72).

I'm going to ride the red-hot Oilers tonight.

Pick: Oilers -105

Iain is 36-30-1 (+4.29 units) with his NHL picks in 2022. Check out his detailed record here.