The Edmonton Oilers, spearheaded by Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid, are preparing to take the ice against Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in a Pacific Division matchup. The game gets started at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26 and it’ll be showcased live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds
The Golden Knights (-200) are currently the big favorite over the Oilers (+170) and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 7 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Vegas is 34-30 straight up (SU) and has lost 11.5 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That winning percentage, the second-best in the Pacific Division in this young season, is right in line with the 43-39 record the team posted during last year’s regular season campaign. 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’s 19-14 SU at home this season.
The Golden Knights have converted on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark 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.
Boasting a .906 save percentage and 26.3 saves per game, Marc-Andre Fleury (25-20-5) has been the best goalkeeper for Vegas this season. If the Knights choose to give him the evening off, however, head coach Peter Deboer may roll with Malcolm Subban (9-11-11 record, .890 save percentage, 3.18 goals against average).
On the visiting bench, Edmonton is 33-30 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 6.0 units this season. A total of 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 come into the matchup with the first-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as they’ve scored on 29.0 percent of their extra-man opportunities in 2019-20. 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 main option in goal for Edmonton. Koskinen is averaging 27.5 saves per game and has 17 wins, 16 losses, and two OT losses to his credit.
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 decided by a shootout this season while the Oilers are 2-2 in shootouts.
For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in three of their last five outings.
Edmonton has managed 29.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vegas has been attempting 39.2 shots per game over its last five at home.
The Golden Knights this season have tallied the fifth-most hits per game in the NHL (27.2).