Oilers vs. Stars Game 5 Prediction: Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated May 30, 2024

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have tied the Western conference Final, but the Stars remain slim favourites to win as the series shifts back to Dallas for Game 5 on Friday night.

Edmonton
49-27-5-1
AT
May 31, 2024, 8:30 PM ET
American Airlines Center
Dallas
52-21-7-2
Puckline +1.5 -250
Moneyline +105
Over / Under o +5.5

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Puckline -1.5 +200
Moneyline -125
Over / Under u +5.5

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Betting Action

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It was a nightmare start for the Oilers in Game 4 on Wednesday as they trailed 2-0 before they even registered a shot on net. Edmonton bounced back to tie the game before the end of the first period and ended up scoring five unanswered goals in a 5-2 victory. Can the Oilers steal another one on the road in Game 5 on Friday, or will the Stars put Edmonton on the brink of elimination on home ice?

Dallas opened as a -130 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with the total set at 6.0.

Oilers vs. Stars NHL Betting Odds

The Over hit for the second game in a row on Thursday. If was the fourth time these teams have hit the Over in seven combined regular season and playoff matchups this year. Only one of those seven games has featured a shutout, while five have been decided by two goals or less.

Dallas is a slim -120 favourite on the series line, with the Oilers at +100. It’s a complete pick’em for the series lasting six or seven games. Dallas is +250 to win in six games and +250 to win seven games. Edmonton is +270 to win in six and +270 to win in seven.

The NHL futures board has the Stars at +260 to win the Stanley Cup, while the Oilers are +275. Edmonton captain Connor McDavid and Dallas goaltender Jake Oettinger are tied for the second-shortest Conn Smythe Trophy odds at +550 each, trailing only New York’s Igor Shesterkin at +500.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers crowd was silenced early in Game 4, but quickly came back to life as the team battled back. Ryan McLeod, Evan Bouchard, Mattias Janmark, Leon Draisaitl and Mattias Ekholm scored Edmonton’s goals. McDavid had three assists and Stuart Skinner made 20 saves. A few lineup changes were key for the Oilers. Head coach Kris Knoblauch swapped in McLeod, Corey Perry and Philip Broberg and took out Warren Foegele, Sam Carrick and Vincent Desharnais. Perry assisted on the McLeod goal, while Broberg looked solid in just over 14 minutes of ice time. All three players will likely remain in the lineup for Game 5.

Edmonton’s special teams is increasingly becoming a topic of discussion for good and bad reasons. The Oilers are 23-for-23 on the penalty kill over their last eight games, but they’ve only scored one power play goal in their last 16 opportunities. One reason for Edmonton’s struggles on the man advantage could be the lack of opportunities to build momentum. The Oilers have only had six power plays this series while Dallas had five in Game 1 alone.

Dallas Stars

Dallas couldn’t get off to a better start in Game 1 as they scored on their first shot of the game and led 2-0 by the six-minute mark. Unfortunately, that was all the offence the Stars managed as they gave up five unanswered goals the rest of the way. Captain Jamie Benn assisted on both goals by Wyatt Johnston and Esa Lindell, extending Benn’s point streak to five games (2G, 6A). It was Johnston’s team-leading ninth goal of the playoffs and Lindell’s third. Oettinger made 24 saves and now has a 2.20 goals-against average with a .919 SV.

The Stars got back top line centre Roope Hintz in Game 3 only to lose gritty defenceman Chris Tanev in Game 4. Tanev left midway through the second period on Wednesday after blocking a shot with his right foot. He was visibly in pain on the bench before he limped to the dressing room. Tanev’s status for Game 5 likely won’t be known until just before puck drop, but he’s an important piece for Dallas and it would be a big loss if he can’t go.

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