Vegas Golden Knights at Edmonton Oilers - 2/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

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Edmonton Oilers (23-16-3) vs Vegas Golden Knights (27-16-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -120 / Vegas Golden Knights -105 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers host the Vegas Golden Knights in Tuesday NHL action.

The Vegas Golden Knights come into this road contest with an overall record of 27-16-3. Through 46 games the Golden Knights are 1st in the Pacific Division. On the season, Vegas have found the net 158 times, good for a rank of 4th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vegas is the the 19th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.96 goals per game. So far, the Golden Knights have a strength of schedule rating of 12th in the league. When diving into their opponent adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 9th ranked team in the NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the Vegas Golden Knights with an overall record of 23-16-3. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 42 games, the Oilers have scored 142 goals, giving them an average of 3.31. This output gives them a rank of 13th among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 21st ranked unit, giving up 3.29 goals per contest. So far, they have played the 21st toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 17th in the NHL.

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Through 46 games, Vegas’ leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. With his 12 he is the second in overall points, coming in at 32. On the season he is turning 14.6% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Golden Knights have benefited from the strong play of Chandler Stephenson who is Vegas’ overall leader in points. In the Golden Knights 46 games, Stephenson has come up with 12 goals on a shooting percentage of 19.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 3.0. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner who is giving up an average of 2.76 goals per game. In his 33 games played, he has come up with a quality start in 45% of his appearances.

Through 42 games, the Edmonton Oilers' goal and overall scoring leader is Leon Draisaitl with 63 points. He has reached his mark of 32 goals, on a shooting percentage of 21.5%. So far, 41.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Connor McDavid who has 37 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +7.

In Vegas's 46 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 23-19 So far, the Golden Knights have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 10 of their 17 road games. On the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have a per game

scoring differential of 0.46. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.6 goals. Heading into their game with the Edmonton Oilers, the Golden Knights have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 13 goals, accounting for 52.0% of the overall scoring. In 5 on 5 situations, the Vegas Golden Knights have a shooting percentage of 8.3%, placing them above the league average. Their shooting efficiency is a key reason for their offensive success as they are also generating 5 on 5 scoring chances at an above-average rate. Based on the quality of their shot attempts, advanced metrics show the Golden Knights should have at least 4.0 more goals on their total. On the season, their high danger scoring chance figure of 8.3 per game, compares favorably to other NHL Teams. I see Vegas picking up another road win.

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Joe’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -105

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