Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars Prediction 5/31/2024

The Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (52-21-9) on Friday, May 31st. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on TNT. The Stars are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Oilers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Avalanche. Puck drop is set for 8:30 ET.

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The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the year, the Oilers have gone 49-27-6, including a 30-20 record against Western Conference opponents. They currently sit in 5th place in the Western Conference and 2nd place in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 6-4.

When playing on the road this season, Edmonton has gone 21-18-2 and are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home. As the underdog this year, the Oilers have gone 4-7-0 and have lost two straight games in that role.

On the season, the Oilers have gone 38-44 against the puck line, including going 15-26 against the puck line on the road. Overall, Edmonton has been the underdog in 11 games, going 4-7 against the puck line in those games.

So far this season, the Oilers have 35 wins by multiple goals compared to 14 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is just 3-7, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.2 goals per game.

Coming off a 5-1 loss on the road to the Avalanche, the Oilers are hoping to bounce back today. On offense, the Oilers scored one time in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. During power plays, the team scored one goal. In total, they recorded 26 shots on goal and had 3 giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Edmonton not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 6 goals.

The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Stars have gone 26-11-4, and they have won two straight games at home. In the Western Conference, the Stars are in first place with 113 points. Over their last ten games, Dallas has gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games as the favorite.

Overall this season, the Stars have gone 52-21-9, and they have gone 34-16 against Western Conference opponents. At home, Dallas has gone 26-11-4, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. Over their last five games, the Stars have gone 3-2.

At home this season, the Stars have a puck line record of 14-27 and an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. So far, they have 29 wins by multiple goals and 23 by just one goal. Overall, the team’s puck line record is 36-46.

Against the puck line, Dallas has gone 6-4 in their last ten games and 3-2 in their previous five. In their last three home games, the Stars have a puck line record of 1-2 and are 2-8 in their last ten at home.

Facing the Blues in their last game, the Stars won by a score of 2-1. In the first and second periods, the Stars couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. In the game, Dallas managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 37 shots on goal and committed 10 turnovers.

Dallas’ straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

Edmonton Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 4th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. The Edmonton offense is ranked 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 17th in the NHL.

So far, the Oilers have an over/under record of 35-44-3. Coming into the game, they have played 47 games that went beyond the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.5 goals per game.

Stars Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Stars have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. So far this year, the Stars are 35-13 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 17-6 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Stars’ over/under record this season is 42-39-1. For the season, they have had 48 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.5 goals per game.

Edmonton Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 24th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Dallas Team Defense

Dallas defense takes on the Oilers ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Dallas. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Oilers vs Stars Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 2-8. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Through their last five home games, Dallas has an puck line record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • The Stars have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Oilers struggled vs the puck line going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Oilers vs Stars Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Stars to come out with a win against the Oilers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -131, I’m placing my bet on the Stars to win outright.

When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Stars to win and cover. Watch for the Stars to win this game by multiple goals over the Oilers.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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