Oilers vs. Golden Knights Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

David Bastl | Sun. Mar 17 2019, 12:03 pm

The Golden Knights landed the biggest fish at the trade deadline picking up Mark Stone from the Ottawa Senators. In eight games with his new club, Stone has two goals and four assists.

March 17, 2019, 10:00 PM ET | T-Mobile Arena

Edmonton

35-38-6-3

AT
  • +1.5 -122
  • +192
  • o +6

Vegas

43-32-5-2

  • -1.5 +110
  • -214
  • u +6
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Entering play on Sunday, the Oilers find themselves seven points out of a playoff spot, and only have 11 games left on their regular season schedule. Including this game with the Golden Knights, seven of the remaining games are against playoff positioned teams. It isn’t impossible, but the odds are stacked against them.

Oilers vs Golden Knights Betting Analysis

This game marks the third time these two teams will meet this season. In the previous two meetings, the two games were split; both games were played in Edmonton.

Overall, the two franchises have played each other a grand total of six times. The Oilers lead the series four games to two. Three of the four Oiler wins have come by one goal. Both Golden Knight wins have come by three goals in both games. The two teams have also split the game totals at 3-3.

Of note, they will meet for a fourth and final time on April 1.

Edmonton Oilers

This is the second game of back-to-backs for the Oilers. On Saturday night the team battled the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 overtime victory with Connor McDavid scoring his second of the game and 36th of the season.

The Oilers are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games, and 16-15-6 on the road this season. Out of the four divisions in the league, the Oilers have had the toughest time against their own division going 10-11-2 in 22 games this season.

Goaltender Mikko Koskinen has started 15 of the last 16 games for the Oilers, he is the likely starter for the team for this game, despite the back to back assignment.

Two Oilers, Connor McDavid (103 points) and Leon Draisaitl (90 points) are in the NHL’s top six in scoring but after that the drop off is massive. At number three in team scoring is Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (58 points) and then Darnell Nurse with 35 points. Secondary scoring is non-existent on this team. Overall, the team is ranked 22nd in goal average with 2.79 per game.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights just completed a successful three game road trip that saw the team go 2-1. They finished the trip in Dallas, stealing a 2-1 win over the Stars thanks to the goaltending of Marc-Andre Fleury who stopped 40-of-41 shots in the win.

Special teams were also a factor in the team’s most recent win. The Knights kept the Stars off the scoreboard, killing off five-of-five penalties in the game, and only allowing two shots on goal in the process. Overall, the team is ranked sixth when down a man, for an 82.3 percent efficiency.

With 11 games left in the season, the Golden Knights are destined to finished third in the Pacific division, seemingly too many points behind second place and too many points ahead of fourth place. They are 7-1 in their last eight games, and a very impressive 21-10-4 on home ice.

The Golden Knights landed the biggest fish at the trade deadline picking up Mark Stone from the Ottawa Senators. In eight games with his new club, Stone has two goals and four assists.

Oilers vs. Golden Knights Prediction

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