Oilers vs Wild Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/8

Oilers vs Wild Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/8

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Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers - Exciting NHL Clash

Introduction

Get ready for an exhilarating showdown as the Minnesota Wild face off against the Edmonton Oilers. This comprehensive preview includes player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on December 8, 2023, at 7:00 PM.

 

Minnesota Wild

The Wild, with a record of 9-11-4, are set to challenge the Edmonton Oilers, who stand at 10-12-1 in the season.

Goaltender Duel:

Wild's goaltenders Filip Gustavsson and Marc-Andre Fleury showcase stats of 3.35 GA/G and .894 SV%, and 3.21 GA/G and .884 SV%, respectively. Oilers' goaltenders Stuart Skinner and Calvin Pickard have 3.03 GA/G and .889 SV%, and 2.94 GA/G and .891 SV%, respectively.

 

Game Information

The game is scheduled at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB, on December 8, 2023, at 7:00 PM. The Oilers are favored with a -175 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Keep an eye on key players like Mats Zuccarello for the Wild and Connor McDavid for the Oilers. Zuccarello leads with 27 points and 6 goals, while McDavid boasts 32 points and 8 goals.

 

Injury Report

The Wild has players like Zach Bogosian and Caedan Bankier listed on the injury report, both out for the game on December 8. The Oilers have Dylan Holloway on IR with an expected return date of December 10.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Minnesota Wild 3.22 3.48 31.1 30.3 275 16 18.8 24 71.1 2 0
Edmonton Oilers 3.43 3.48 33.4 29.0 255 21 26.3 19 78.7 3 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Minnesota Wild

The Wild secured a 5-2 victory against Calgary (12/5) in their recent game.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers dominated Carolina (12/6) with a convincing 6-1 win.

 

Prediction

Expect an action-packed game between the Minnesota Wild and the Edmonton Oilers. Both teams have demonstrated offensive prowess, and with key players like Zuccarello and McDavid, the chances of a high-scoring affair are likely.

The over/under of 6.5 goals seems like a favorable pick for this game. Both teams have the potential to capitalize on scoring opportunities, making this matchup an exciting one for fans who enjoy a fast-paced and high-scoring game.

 

Pick: Over 6.5 Goals

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