Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Mar 24, 2023

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As the regular season winds down, the NHL’s Saturday schedule offers one of the biggest games of the season when the Vegas Golden Knights visit the Edmonton Oilers.

March 25, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Puckline +1.5 -158
Moneyline +166
Over / Under o +7


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Puckline -1.5 +132
Moneyline -199
Over / Under u +7


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The battle for the Pacific Division crown is far from over. The dust probably won’t settle until the final games of the campaign. Edmonton trails Vegas by only six points and both teams are on fire.

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Compounding the urgent nature of this encounter is that both sides meet down in Nevada again three days later on the 28th.  The Oilers contend with the Coyotes in the interim on Monday but should everything go their way, they’d be tied on points by late Tuesday night. Conversely, Las Vegas has a glorious opportunity to do away with one contender to the throne and only worry about the Los Angeles Kings afterwards.

At this stage in the season, Edmonton has already had the Golden Knights kneel twice, thus providing more incentive for Vegas to get the job done.

The Knights themselves have conquered seven of their last eight challengers. Up until Thursday’s contest in Calgary, the over had cashed in five straight games. The only quibble about the club’s good fortune is that most of their recent contests have been against subpar opposition. Calgary, Vancouver, Columbus, St. Louis, etc. Edmonton will be an altogether different test.

The Oilers are getting much-needed wins at this critical juncture of the campaign. Winners of five straight, they are also scoring with ease. The ensemble has netted at least four goals in no fewer than six consecutive contests. Goaltending has been leaky, to say the least, but with players like Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, anything is possible.

Vegas Golden Knights

The only real scare from Thursday night’s tussle with the Calgary Flames was that Jonathan Quick had to complete the game in place of the injured Logan Thompson.

Not only was the match important to remain atop the Pacific, but there was the matter of returning the favour of a 7-2 beatdown Vegas suffered at home to Calgary not long prior. The visitors took the initiative early, with Jonathan Marchessault (23rd) sniping a wicked shot whilst on a two-on-one, followed by Michael Amadio (12th) who, in a nifty breakaway, pounced on his own juicy rebound. From there Calgary pushed as hard as it could and even had a goal disallowed because of a kicking motion. The loss of Logan Thompson may prove fatal down the road. Not only has he had a good season, but he was one of the main reasons the Golden Knights held on for the 3-2 victory.

Edmonton Oilers

One wonders how the Oilers will approach this all-important game. They have the talent and the skill to tussle with anybody in the NHL. The issue is they sometimes just don’t seem to get up for certain games.

The complacency nearly cost them a win on Monday when the lowly Sharks were in town, and the risk was duplicated on Wednesday versus the Arizona Coyotes. Just as against San Jose, it was up to Edmonton to find a way to fight back from a third-period deficit despite most thinking they’d run away with the contest. We alluded to dubious netminding earlier in this article and Stuart Skinner allowed three scores on only 17 shots. Who else would score all four Edmonton goals but McDavid and Nugent-Hopkings? The former opened the tally in the first, and the latter netted the next two, including the game-tying goal. In overtime, McDavid was stopped on a breakaway, but great hustling for the rebound by Draisaitl awarded the talisman a second opportunity, which he buried past a sprawling Connor Ingram. Oilers win 4-3.

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