Rogers Place plays host to a Pacific Division matchup as the expansion franchise Vegas Golden Knights visit Edmonton to meet the Oilers. This one gets started at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14 and it’s being televised live on Sportsnet West.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds
Edmonton enters the game as the noticeable favorite with a -200 moneyline. The line for Vegas sits at +170, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at an even 6 goals (-125 for the under, +105 for the over).
Vegas is 10-6 straight up (SU) and has netted 7.2 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 16 regular season contests, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under and none have pushed. As an away team this season, the Knights are 3-5 SU.
Vegas has converted on 21.9 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s good enough for ninth-best in the NHL. Its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and it has successfully killed off 81.5 percent of its penalties.
For the team as a whole, the Knights have been sent to the penalty box just 3.8 times per game overall this season, and 2.8 per game over its last five road outings. The team has had to kill penalties just 8.1 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 23.3 saves per game with a .876 save percentage, Maxime Lagace (2-5-1) has been the top option in goal for Vegas this year. If head coach Gerard Gallant decides to rest him, however, Vegas might go with Marc-Andre Fleury (3-1), who has a .925 save percentage and 2.48 goals against average this year.
David Perron and James Neal will both be relied on to facilitate things for the visiting Golden Knights. Perron (14 points) has tallied five goals and nine assists, and has recorded two or more points in three different games. Neal has nine goals and four assists to his credit, and has logged at least one point in eight games.
Edmonton is 6-11 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 17 regular season matches, 10 of its games have gone under the total, while six have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 3-6 SU at home this year.
The Oilers have converted on just 14.9 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s ranked 27th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 31st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 71.4 percent of all opponent power plays.
Edmonton players have been called for penalties 4.1 times per game in total this season, and 2.8 per game over their last five home outings. The team has been forced to defend opponent power plays 8.8 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Cam Talbot has stopped 28.2 shots per game as the top option in goal for the Oilers. Talbot has six wins, nine losses, and one OT loss to his credit and has registered a mediocre 2.91 goals against average and a .912 save percentage this year.
Connor McDavid (seven goals, 12 assists) will pace the offensive counter for Edmonton.
Vegas Golden Knights at Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Oilers, O/U – Under
- Four of Edmonton’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 1-3 overall in those games.
- The Oilers are 4-6 SU in games where they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Golden Knights are 2-2 SU when they serve more minutes than the opposition.
- Edmonton skaters have averaged 16.4 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 11.9 giveaways per game (ranked 26th overall).
- Vegas skaters have averaged 14.2 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 11.0 giveaways per game (ranked 25th in the NHL).
- The Oilers this season have handed the second-most hits in the NHL (30.1 per game).