Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Apr 15, 2022

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It’s a potential Pacific Division first-round playoff preview and a matinee Saturday when the Golden Knights visit the Oilers.

Vegas
43-31-4-4
AT
April 16, 2022, 4:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
49-27-5-1
Puckline +1.5 -197
Moneyline +123
Over / Under o +6.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

Puckline -1.5 +164
Moneyline -147
Over / Under u +6.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

The Edmonton Oilers opened as -130 favourites on the NHL odds.

Golden Knights vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

Calgary is going to win the Pacific Division title barring an epic collapse. Which teams finish second and third between Edmonton, Vegas and Los Angeles remains to be seen – the No. 2 and 3 teams would face off in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Saturday concludes the season series with the Oilers leading Vegas 2-1, although the Knights won the most recent game 4-0 in Edmonton on Feb. 8 as Laurent Brossoit pitched a shutout, but he won’t be in net for this one. Leon Draisaitl (2G, 1A) and Zach Hyman (3G) lead the Oilers with three points each in the season series. Connor McDavid has two assists. Mikko Koskinen won his two starts, and Mike Smith lost his lone outing.

Reilly Smith (2G, 1A) leads Vegas with three points in the series. Brossoit had that shutout win, but Robin Lehner was in net for both losses, allowing a total of seven goals on 62 shots.

The underdog is 4-0 in the past four meetings. The total has gone under in six of the past seven.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Knights are Cup contenders when fully healthy. They haven’t been that much this season but are starting to get there, and it’s showing. Vegas was mega-impressive Thursday in a 6-1 win at Calgary. The Knights can’t catch the Flames but maybe Edmonton can. Jonathan Marchessault (1G, 2A) and William Karlsson (1G, 2A) each registered three points vs. Calgary. Nine different players recorded at least one point for Vegas and five players had multi-point games. Marchessault leads the team with 63 points.

Rookie Logan Thompson, who is from Calgary, stopped 35 of 36 shots to improve to 8-4-0 with a 2.43 GAA and .925 SV. Not clear if he will get another chance Saturday or if it will be Robin Lehner (23-16-2, 2.82 GAA, .907 SV). Vegas is 4-1 in its past five on the road.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton also had a statement win Thursday, prevailing 4-0 at a very good Nashville team. Leon Draisaitl had a hat trick, two coming on the power play, and is up to a career-high 54 goals and still has a shot to catch NHL leader Auston Matthews (58). Draisaitl’s six career hat tricks are sixth-most in team history. Darnell Nurse had the other goal and it was short-handed, so quite a night for the Edmonton special teams.

Connor McDavid had two assists and has 110 points to lead the league, five up on Draisaitl and Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau (as of Friday). Mike Smith stopped all 30 shots for his first shutout of the season and fifth straight win. One would think he would get another chance in net Saturday instead of Mikko Koskinen. The Oilers are 5-1 in their past six after a win.

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