Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and the Edmonton Oilers are set to do battle against Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in a Pacific Division showdown. The action gets going at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26 and it can be viewed live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Edmonton (+170) is currently the underdog to Vegas (-200), and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 7 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under) at PointsBet Sportsbook.
Losing 11.5 units for moneyline gamblers, Vegas is 34-30 straight up (SU) overall in the 2019-20 season. That winning percentage, the second-best in the Pacific Division in this young season, hasn’t moved much from the 43-39 record the team managed during the 2018-19 season campaign. Through 64 regular season matches, 33 of its games have gone over the total, while 27 have gone under and just four have pushed. The team is 19-14 SU at home this year.
The Golden Knights have converted on 21.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 24th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 77.6 percent of all penalties.
With a .906 save percentage and 26.3 saves per game, Marc-Andre Fleury (25-20-5) has been the best goalkeeper for the Knights this year. If Vegas decides to give him the evening off, however, head coach Peter Deboer could roll with Malcolm Subban (9-11-11 record, .890 save percentage, 3.18 goals against average).
Edmonton has earned moneyline bettors 6.0 units this season and is currently 33-30 straight up (SU). A total of 30 of its contests have gone over the total, while 28 have gone under the total and just four have pushed. The Oilers are 18-15 SU as the visiting team this season.
The Oilers currently tout the first-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as they’ve found the net on 29.0 percent of their extra-man chances this year. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked third overall and it’s successfully killed off 84.4 percent of all penalties.
Mikko Koskinen (2.89 goals against average and .911 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Edmonton. Koskinen is averaging 27.5 saves per game and owns a 17-16-2 record.
Edmonton Oilers at Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions
NHL Tip: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Under
The Golden Knights are 3-2 in games that go to shootout. The Oilers are 2-2 in shootouts.
For both of these clubs, the game went over the total in three of their last five outings.
Edmonton has managed 29.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vegas is averaging 39.2 shots per game over its last five at home.
The Knights this season have recorded the fifth-most hits per game in the NHL (27.2).