Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Nov 28, 2023

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Tuesday night in the NHL features a rematch of last year’s second-round playoff series between the Vegas Golden Knights and Edmonton Oilers.

Vegas
32-18-5-1
AT
November 28, 2023, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
33-18-1
Puckline +1.5 -190
Moneyline +125
Over / Under o +6.5
Puckline -1.5 +155
Moneyline -150
Over / Under u +6.5

A lot has changed since last spring. Well, to be clear, said changes mostly concern only one of these two clubs. The Vegas Golden Knights are doing okay as defending Stanley Cup champions, although the four defeats in five are concerning. It’s the Oilers who are struggling since getting eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. That said, they’re coming off two convincing wins against Washington and Anaheim.

Wouldn’t you know it, but it’s the Oilers who are favoured on the NHL odds’ moneyline at -145. That momentum must be paying off.

Golden Knights vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

Tuesday night is the first time the rivals return to the scene of the Golden Knights’ 5-2 win in Game 6 of the second round. That match concluded the series, setting Vegas on its way to winning the franchise’s first Stanley Cup, and left Edmonton wondering where it all went wrong. The bitter irony is that during the regular season, the Oilers fared well against the Nevada-based outfit, winning three of four games.

Half the of six postseason bouts hit the over, as did three of the four regular season meetings.

Vegas hit a bump in the road on Monday night. On their way to Edmonton, they had to make a stop in Calgary, where the Flames dropped them 2-1 in overtime, thus putting the Golden Knights at 9-13 ATS on the season. Perhaps more alarming for betters is that the club hasn’t covered a puckline in six consecutive games and scoring has been an issue lately, even when they’ve won.

More than enough ink has been spilled when discussing what ails the Oilers this season, but until they get out of their rut, people will continue talking. To be fair, they’re riding a two-game winning streak, and both victories were convincing enough to improve the ATS tally to 6-14. Furthermore, the over is 11-7-2, a testament to the fact that Edmonton remains a side that knows how to put the puck in the net consistently.

Vegas Golden Knights

Similar to the Boston Bruins, who until recently were torching the league, the Vegas Golden Knights are going through some mid-season doldrums. They’ve lost four of five, and have been shut out twice in the process. Vegas has netted only three times in their last four outings and that included a win.

The latest example of offensive ineptitude was Monday night on the road against the Flames. For a 2-1 game that finished in the extra session, it was a wildly entertaining event. Both teams went back and forth, created good scoring opportunities, and the goalies put on a heck of a show. Adin Hill’s only blemish wasn’t even the first goal that tied the score 1-1, but the final shot he faced all night. With five seconds to go before the shootout he allowed a wrister from a fair distance to sneak past him, thus the overtime loss. On a positive note, William Karlsson scored his 10th of the season.

Vegas is number one in the NHL in goals allowed per game, but only 18th in scoring.

Edmonton Oilers

Speaking of conceding goals and putting pucks in the net, that’s been a hot topic all season with the Oilers. Most notably the fact they couldn’t prevent other teams from netting against them. For now, they appear to have righted the ship, defeating the Capitals 5-0 on Friday and the Ducks 8-2 on Sunday. Maybe they’re facing the Golden Knights at the right time.

The funny part about Sunday’s match was that Anaheim actually led 2-1 in the first period. But Edmonton was by far the superior unit, scoring at will with speed, agility, and creativity. Evander Kane got his 10th, Connor McDavid his seventh, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins his fifth, Zach Hyman his 11th and 12th, all names fans want on the scoresheet when they pay to see an Oilers game. Edmonton was too good and too strong-willed for Anaheim to respond once the hosts got going.

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