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How the public is betting Oilers vs. Jets first round NHL playoff series

The Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets face off in Round 1 the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. We break down how the public is betting the series and Game 3 specifically.

Paul Stastny #25 of the Winnipeg Jets takes part in the pre-game warm up sporting a special jersey to commemorate his milestone 1000 NHL games played prior to NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell MTS Place on May 11, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images

The No. 2 Edmonton Oilers and No. 3 Winnipeg Jets square off on Wednesday, May 19th to open their seven-game series for Round 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner advances to the second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs where they will face the winner of the Maple Leafs-Canadiens series. The Oilers won seven of nine games between these two teams in the regular season.

The Oilers have home ice advantage in this series and are a solid but not heavy series favorite (-175) at DraftKings Sportsbook. However, the betting public is all over Edmonton with 86% of bets and 92% of handle to win the series. You can bet on the exact outcome of the series and the favorite is Edmonton in five games at +415. Oilers in six and in seven are tied at +450, and are followed by the Jets in six at (+600).

Here is the Jets-Oilers series schedule.

No. 3 Winnipeg Jets wins series 4-0 over No. 2 Edmonton Oilers

Game 1: Jets 4, Oilers 1
Game 2: Jets 1, Oilers 0 (OT)
Game 3: Jets 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 4: Jets 4, Oilers 3 (3OT)

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