Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers - 2/26/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Edmonton Oilers (33-22-8) at Vegas Golden Knights (34-22-8)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -185 / Edmonton Oilers +166 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights meet Wednesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 36 goals, Connor McDavid has 53 assists and James Neal has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 84.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 90 goals on 950 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 89 goals on 995 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in 12 of their last 16 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 29 goals, Mark Stone has 42 assists and Reilly Smith has 157 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 123 goals on 1,305 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 60 goals on 546 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in 16 of their last 21 games.
The Oilers are 36-77 in their last 113 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-6 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Golden Knights are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The over is 9-2-1 in Oilers last 12 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 9-3 in Golden Knights last 12 home games. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Vegas.
The Edmonton Oilers have had success against Vegas in the past, which includes a 4-2 victory back in November, the last time these two teams met in Vegas. The problem is the Oilers seem to run hot and cold, and they're in a tough schedule spot after losing an overtime game last night against the Anaheim Ducks. The Vegas Golden Knights are rested, at home and are currently enjoying their best stretch of hockey, as they're gearing up for another playoff push. I'm backing Vegas in this spot and the line is reasonable enough to take the ML. I'm tired of getting burned on the PL, so I'll lay the juice.