The Edmonton Oilers (29-15-1) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (29-15-6) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on ESPN+. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Golden Knights are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Red Wings. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Oilers vs Golden Knights
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
With a record of 29-15-1, the Oilers come into tonight’s game in 3rd place in the Pacific Division and 6th in the Western Conference. They have won 16 straight games, including each of their last 10 games.
On the road this season, Edmonton has gone 13-9 and has won each of their last nine games away from home. When favored, the Oilers have gone 26-10-1 this year.
On the road this year, the Oilers have gone 10-12 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home sits at +.4 goals per game. So far, Edmonton has played 23 games on the road where they have gone 13-10 vs. the puck line.
Overall, the Oilers have 21 wins by multiple goals compared to just 8 wins by a single goal. In their last 10 games, the team’s puck line record is at 7-3, and they have won six straight games as the favorite vs. the puck line.
In their most recent game, the Oilers faced the Predators and came out victorious with a score of 4-1. In every single period, the Oilers’ offense scored a goal against the Predators. Out of Edmonton’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 21 shots on goal and had six giveaways.
Edmonton secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Vegas Golden Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Golden Knights have gone 18-5-2 and have won three straight games. In the Pacific Division, Vegas is in 2nd place and has an overall record of 29-15-6. Against Western Conference opponents, the Golden Knights are 18-11.
Over their last ten games, Vegas has gone 6-4, and they have won two of their last three games. As the underdog, the Golden Knights have gone 11-6-2 this season and have been the underdog in 19 of their 50 games.
At home, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 14-11 this season and have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games at home. Overall, Vegas has gone 26-24 against the puck line this season, including a mark of 4-1 against the puck line in their last five games.
So far this year, the Golden Knights have 17 wins by multiple goals and have gone 12-19 against the puck line when favored. In their last three games, Vegas has gone 2-1 against the puck line.
In their most recent game, the Golden Knights fell to the Red Wings on the road by a score of 5-2. Offensively, the Golden Knights got off to a good start by scoring two times in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. In the game, Vegas managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 30 shots on goal and committed 4 turnovers.
Coming in as the underdog, Vegas not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
The Oilers come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 12th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 14th in the league. The Oilers went 19-8 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 10-6.
The Oilers have posted an over/under record of 18-24-3 so far this season. During last season, they participated in 21 games that did not exceed the over/under line set at 6. On average, their games had 7.1 goals per game.
Golden Knights Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. Vegas’ offense is currently ranked 12th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the league.
This season, the Golden Knights’ have an over/under record of 23-27-0. Throughout the season, they have played 25 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Edmonton Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 9th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.
Vegas Team Defense
Vegas defense takes on the Oilers ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 17th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Oilers vs Golden Knights Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
- Vegas has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
- Vegas has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Oilers have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Golden Knights to come out with a win against the Oilers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +114, I’m placing my bet on the Golden Knights to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Golden Knights winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Golden Knights straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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