Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Apr 09, 2024

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The Edmonton Oilers start their final homestand of the 2023-24 NHL regular season on Wednesday night by welcoming Pacific Division rival Vegas.

Vegas
45-29-6-2
AT
April 10, 2024, 8:30 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
49-27-5-1
Puckline -1.5 +200
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +6
Puckline +1.5 -250
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +6

The Oilers are -150 favourites to win on the NHL odds.

Golden Knights vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

Very important game in the Pacific Division. Edmonton is probably not catching Vancouver for first place but does have two games in hand on the Canucks so it’s possible. Also not likely the Oilers slip to third, where the Los Angeles Kings sit but only one point up on Vegas as of Tuesday. The Knights hold down the West’s final Wild Card spot by five points over St. Louis but are yet to officially clinch a playoff spot. If Edmonton does finish second in the Pacific and Vegas passes Los Angeles for third, this would be a first-round playoff preview.

Wednesday is the final regular-season matchup between the clubs, and both have a home win in the series: Edmonton prevailed 5-4 in a shootout on Nov. 28, and Vegas did 3-1 on Feb. 6. Connor McDavid (2G, 2A) is the only Oilers player with multiple points in the series. Stuart Skinner started both in net and has a 2.92 goals-against average and .885 save percentage. Nicolas Roy (1G, 2A) leads Vegas with three points in the series. Adin Hill won his lone start in net and Logan Thompson lost his.

Edmonton leads the all-time series 12-9 and the over-under is 9-11-1.

Vegas Golden Knights

This is the regular-season road finale for the Knights as they look to avoid a winless trip following a 7-4 loss at Arizona last Friday and a 4-3 defeat in Vancouver on Monday. Vegas blew leads of 2-0 in the first period and 3-2 in the second against the Canucks. Jack Eichel had two goals and is up to 29 on the season. Both goals came in the opening 8:06 and marked the third-fastest two goals by a player to start a game for the Golden Knights in their history. Eichel also had an assist to get to 300 career points. He did it in 534 games played, the fourth-fastest active U.S.-born player to record 300. Eichel has yet to have a 30-goal season with Vegas (one with Buffalo) and only three Golden Knights players have accomplished it with the franchise.

Forward Tomas Hertl returned from a 26-game injury absence Monday and had an assist. Logan Thompson fell to 23-14-1 with a 2.76 GAA and .907 SV and has been shelled in back-to-back starts. No. 1 netminder Adin Hill has been out with a lower-body injury but is with the team. Not clear if he will be ready in time for Wednesday. Centre Nicolas Roy and blueliner Alex Pietrangelo aren’t with the club due to injury. The Knights are 2-4 in their past six Wednesday games.

Edmonton Oilers

This starts a four-game homestand for the Oilers, who enter off a second straight win Saturday, 4-2 in Calgary. Evan Bouchard broke a 2-2 tie with his 17th goal of the season at 10:36 of the third, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins clinched it with an empty-netter at 19:17. The Oilers were 2-for-6 on the power play but also allowed two power-play goals. Leon Draisaitl opened the scoring by reaching the 40-goal mark for the fifth time in his career and third straight campaign. He joined Wayne Gretzky (9) and Jari Kurri (7) as the third player in franchise history with at least five career 40-goal seasons. Draisaitl also joined Alex Ovechkin (13), Auston Matthews (6) and Steven Stamkos (6) as the fourth active player with at least five career 40-goal seasons. It was Draisaitl’s 20th power-play goal of the season to reach the mark for a third straight year. He is the only player in Oilers history to reach 20 power-play goals multiple times. Connor McDavid had two assists and is on the precipice of the NHL’s first 100-assist campaign since 1990-91.

Calvin Pickard was in net for the Oilers on Saturday, so it should be Stuart Skinner’s turn here. The Oilers are 5-0 in their past five at home.

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