Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights Free Prediction 2/26/20

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The Edmonton Oilers, fueled by Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid, are prepared to take the ice against Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in a Pacific Division tilt. The action will get started at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26 and it is being shown live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds

Offering a -200 moneyline, Vegas enters the game as the noticeable favorite. The line for the Oilers is standing at +170, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 7 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).

Vegas is 34-30 straight up (SU) and has recorded -11.5 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That win percentage, the second-best in the Pacific Division so far this season, hasn’t moved much from what the team managed during the 2018-19 season (43-39). Of the team’s 64 games this season, 33 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 season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 24th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 77.6 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 26.3 saves per game with a .906 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury (25 wins, 20 losses, and five OT losses) has been the primary goalkeeper for Vegas this year. If Vegas chooses to rest him, however, it may roll with Malcolm Subban (9-11-11 record, .890 save percentage, 3.18 goals against average).

On the other side of the ice, Edmonton is 33-30 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 6.0 units this year. 30 of its outings have gone over the total, while 28 have gone under the total and just four have pushed. As the visiting team, the Oilers are 18-15 SU.

The Oilers currently tout the first-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as they’ve scored on 29.0 percent of their extra-man advantages this year. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked third overall and it’s successfully defended 84.4 percent of all opponent power plays.

Mikko Koskinen (.911 save percentage and 2.89 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Edmonton. Koskinen is averaging 27.5 saves per game and has 17 wins, 16 losses, and two overtime losses to his credit.

Edmonton Oilers at Vegas Golden Knights Betting Picks

Pick: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • The Oilers are 15-9 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 25-21 in games where they’re in the box for fewer than 10 penalty minutes, total.
  • Edmonton is 2-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while Vegas is 3-2 in shootouts.
  • For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their past five outings.
  • Edmonton is ranked 27th this season with 12.0 giveaways per game. That figure has trended lower lately, however, as the team’s averaged 10.7 giveaways over its last 10 games and 10.2 giveaways over its last five.
  • Vegas is ranked 9th this season with 8.7 giveaways per game. That figure has improved, however, as the team’s averaged 7.5 giveaways over its last 10 games and 7.6 giveaways over its last five.
  • The Knights this season have registered the fifth-most hits in the NHL (27.2 per game).