Vegas Golden Knights at Edmonton Oilers - 4/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Vegas Golden Knights at Edmonton Oilers - 4/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (43-26-6) vs Vegas Golden Knights (41-29-5)

Game Info: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -138 / Vegas Golden Knights +110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers host the Vegas Golden Knights in Saturday NHL Action.

The Vegas Golden Knights come into this road contest with an overall record of 41-29-5. Through 75 games, the Golden Knights are 4th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 244 times, good for a rank of 11th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vegas is the 15th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.95 goals per game. So far, the Golden Knights have a strength of schedule rating of 18th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 15th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the Vegas Golden Knights with an overall record of 43-26-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 75 games, the Oilers have scored 260 goals, giving them an average of 3.41. This output gives them a rank of 6th among NHL teams. On defense, Edmonton is the 21st ranked unit, giving up 3.12 goals per contest. So far, the Oilers have played the 17th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Edmonton's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 12th in the NHL.

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Through 69 games, the Vegas Golden Knight's goal and overall scoring leader is Jonathan Marchessault with 63 points. He has reached his mark of 29 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.6%. So far, 17.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Chandler Stephenson, who has 40 assists to go along with his 17 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +3. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.82 goals per game.

Through 75 games, Edmonton's leading goal scorer is Leon Draisaitl. With his 54 goals and 51 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 105. On the season, he is turning 20.7% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Oilers have benefited from the strong play of Connor McDavid, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Edmonton's 75 games, he has come up with 42 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +22. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.09 goals per game. In his 42 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 43 percent of the time.

In Vegas's 75 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-30-3. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-17-1. On the season, 60.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. In Edmonton's 75 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 38-36-1. So far, taking the over when the Oilers are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 22-14.On the season 64.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. Look for both the Oilers and Golden Knights offense to have big scoring nights as each team struggles defensively. Even at 6.5 goals, I recommend taking the over.

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