- What: Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights
- Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
- Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: ESPN+, Hulu
With the 2024 NHL All-Star Game behind us, the 2024 NHL season heads toward the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With more than half the regular season behind them, the Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights are both in the mix for a spot in the Western Conference Playoffs. The teams meet tonight in Las Vegas.
The Edmonton Oilers are in third place in the Pacific Division with a record of 29-15-1. The team is one win away from tying the longest winning streak in a season. The club’s winning streak sits at 16 games. They haven’t lost since they fell to the NY Islanders on the road on December 19. The team’s most recent win was a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on January 27. Edmonton has a 13-9-0 road record in 2024.
The Vegas Golden Knights are the second-place club in the Pacific Division at 29-15-6. Unlike the streaking Oilers, the club has been up and down since mid-December, a run that includes a four-game losing skid and a three-game winning streak. Vegas is 6-3-1 in their past 10 outings and are coming off a 5-2 road loss to the Detroit Red Wings on January 27.
Before we look at the betting breakdown for tonight’s NHL matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights, check out our betting picks to win the 2024 Stanley Cup and our tips for betting on the NHL.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights betting picks – February 6, 2024
|Ov 6.5 (+109)
|Vegas Golden Knights
|Un 6.5 (-125)
Edmonton Oilers betting breakdown
The Edmonton Oilers were expected to improve this season. Many pundits had the club picked to win the Pacific Division. Those picks seemed off the mark when the club opened the season with just two wins in their first 11 games. However, the Oilers have bounced back from that horrific start, and they might be the best team in the league since they ended a three-game losing skid on November 22. Since then, Edmonton is 24-3. They went 8-0 between November 24 and December 12, and are currently riding a 16-game winning streak heading into tonight’s road game against Vegas. The team’s fortunes turned shortly after replacing head coach Jay Woodcroft with Kris Knoblauch.
It’s not a shock to see Connor McDavid as the team’s leading scorer with 67 points and Leon Draisaitl as the second-leading scorer (57 points), but seeing Zach Hyman as the leading goal scorer on the club with 30 markers is a surprise. The 31-year-old Hyman had a career-high 36 goals in 2023. If he continues at his current pace, he will score 55 goals in 2024. McDavid leads the team with 47 assists.
Starting goalie Stuart Skinner has played 34 games for the Oilers in 2024. He has a 23-9-1 record to go with a 2.44 goals against and a .910 save percentage.
The Oilers are fourth in the NHL in power play percentage at 27.0, and 5th on the penalty kill at 83.0 percent. Edmonton scores the fourth most goals per game at 3.51 and gives up the eighth fewest goals, averaging 2.76 goals allowed per game. The Oilers take the second most shots per game (33.8) and allow the third-fewest per game (28.0).
Vegas Golden Knights betting breakdown
The defending Stanley Cup champions, the Vegas Golden Knights largely stood pat this offseason. The team’s only significant change to its roster was trading Riley Smith to the Penguins. That trade freed up the cap space the club used to sign forward Ivan Barbashev to a five-year, $25 million contract.
Mark Stone leads the team in scoring with 49 points. He is also tops on the club in assists with 34. The leading goal-scorer for Vegas is Jonathan Marchessault with 25. Barbashev is projected to have the second-best season of his NHL career.
Adin Hill returned to the crease for Vegas on January 23 after last playing in mid-December. Injuries kept him off the ice. Hill gave up two goals in each game he played before the All-Star break; He has a 12-2-2 record on the season and a 1.94 goals-against average to go with a .936 save percentage. While Hill was out, Logan Thompson shouldered most of the club’s workload. His record is 16-10-4 with a 2.77 GAA and a .906 SV%.
Vegas has the 18th-best power play in the NHL (20.1 percent) and the 14th-best penalty kill (80.6 percent). The team averages 3.18 goals per game, which is 14th in the NHL, and gives up 2.74 per game, which ranks as seventh-fewest. Twelve teams shoot the puck on net more than Vegas, who average 31.3 shots per game, and they rank 22nd in fewest shots allowed per game with 30.7.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights betting trends
These teams have played once this season, with Edmonton winning that November matchup 5-4 in the shootout in Edmonton. They played four games last year, with the Oilers winning three of those contests. Edmonton’s wins were 4-3 in OT (in Edmonton), 4-3 (in Vegas), and 7-4 (in Vegas). Vegas’ only win was a 4-3 OT victory in Edmonton.
Edmonton has won 27 of the 39 games in 2024 where they were the betting favorites.
Vegas has pulled off 11 upsets this year when they were listed as the betting underdog.
Best bets for Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights
The Oilers have been impossible to beat as of late. Look for the Vegas Golden Knights to play them tough, but the betting pick is for the Edmonton Oilers to beat the Vegas Golden Knights.
History has shown these two teams score a lot of goals when they meet. With that, the betting pick is for the Oilers and Golden Knights to combine for more than 6.5 goals.
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