Edmonton Oilers (23-18-3) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (28-13-2)
January 14, 2023, 10:00 PM EDT
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -152 / Edmonton Oilers +123; Over/Under: +6.5:
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The Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights meet Saturday in NHL action at T-Mobile Arena. The Edmonton Oilers have split their last 10 games. The Vegas Golden Knights have won 6 of their last 9 games.
The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and shooting 31 percent of their power play chances. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 35 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 40 assists and Zach Hyman has 167 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers allow 3.4 goals per game and kill 72.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jack Campbell allowed 65 goals on 536 shots and Stewart Skinner allowed 73 goals on 851 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and shooting 25.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Vegas is led by Reilly Smith with 18 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 29 assists and Jonathan Marcheso has 127 shots. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights allow 2.8 goals per game and kill 78.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Logan Thompson has allowed 76 goals on 879 shots and Adin Hill has allowed 38 goals on 418 shots.
Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 35-16 in their last 51 vs. Pacific. Golden Knights are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 4-1 in 5 overall. Over is 16-6-1 in Oilers last 23 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Golden Knights last 6 home games. Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 games. The underdog is 5-1 in the last 6 matches. Under is 4-1 in their last 5 games in Vegas and 7-2 in their last 9 games.
The Edmonton Oilers are attractive as an underdog, but they’ve had trouble putting together wins over the past few weeks, and they’re falling behind here. Not only do the Vegas Golden Knights have the edge remaining, but they’re back to being bullies on their home ice. You also don’t usually get Vegas at these reasonable prices. Give me Golden Knights!
Randy Chambers’ free choice.
Vegas Golden Knights -152