Oilers vs Stars Prediction NHL Picks 2/17/24

Dallas Stars (34-14-6) vs Edmonton Oilers (31-18-1)

Game Info: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 3:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -115 / Edmonton Oilers -104 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers will play the Dallas Stars on Saturday afternoon at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Edmonton has alternated wins and losses over their last six games, while Dallas is on a three game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Oilers vs Stars prediction.

Oilers Preview

The Edmonton Oilers are 31-18-1 this season after they lost to St. Louis by a score of 6-3 in their last game. Edmonton led 2-1 after the first period, but they allowed four goals in the second period for the loss. The Oilers out shot St. Louis by a total of 38-30 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. Edmonton defeated Detroit by a score of 8-4 in the game prior to St. Louis, but lost to the Kings before that. The Oilers are scoring 3.50 goals per game and they are allowing 2.88 goals against per game, while going 26.5% on the power play and 80.6% on the penalty kill. Connor McDavid has led Edmonton with 21 goals, 59 assists, and 161 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Edmonton is Calvin Pickard, who is 6-2-0 this year with a 2.42 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. 

Stars Preview

The Dallas Stars are 34-14-6 this year after they defeated Nashville by a score of 9-2 in their last game. Dallas scored the first five goals in the game and they were able to coast to the win the rest of the way. The Stars out shot Nashville by a total of 41-29 and went 2-3 on the power play in the game. Dallas defeated Carolina by a score of 4-2 and Montreal by a score of 3-2 in the two games prior to Nashville. The Stars are scoring 3.76 goals per game and they are allowing 3.00 goals against per game, while going 22.4% on the power play and 81.9% on the penalty kill. Jason Robertson has led Dallas with 18 goals, 37 assists, and 156 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Dallas is Jake Oettinger, who is 20-9-2 this season with a 2.90 goals against average and a .906 save percentage. 

Dallas Stars Team Facts

  • The Stars have won each of their last eight games as favorites.
  • The Stars have failed to cover the puck line in 10 of their last 11 home games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Stars have won the first period in five of their last six games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Stars' last 12 games as home favorites.

Edmonton Oilers Team Facts

  • The home team has won seven of the Oilers' last eight games.
  • The home team has covered the puck line in 14 of the Oilers' last 16 games.
  • The Oilers have won the first period in each of their last four day games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Oilers' last six games following a road loss.

Dallas Stars Player Prop Facts

  • Matt Duchene has scored a goal in five of the Stars' last six games at American Airlines Center.
  • Mason Marchment has recorded at least one point in each of the Stars' last eight games.
  • Jason Robertson has recorded an assist in each of the Stars' last four games.
  • Mason Marchment ranks 2nd in the Central Division for Plus/Minus (+23) this season.

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Connor McDavid has scored a goal in four of his last five appearances with the Oilers as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • Zach Hyman has recorded at least one point in each of the Oilers' last six games as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • Connor McDavid has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Oilers' last eight games against Central Division opponents.
  • Connor McDavid ranks 3rd in the league for Points (80) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Dallas Stars rank 1st in the league for Period 3 goals scored per game this season (1.37).
  • The Dallas Stars rank 31st in the league in penalty minutes this season (376).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 2nd in the league for shots per game this season (33.7).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 2nd in the league for Period 1 goals scored per game this season (1.18).

Oilers vs Stars Betting Prediction

Dallas comes into this matchup as one of the hottest teams in the NHL and they have won seven of their last eight games. Edmonton has played slightly inconsistent since their long winning streak ended and they are 1-3 in their last four road games. Dallas is 17-8-2 at home, while Edmonton is 14-12-0 on the road. Both of these teams are elite on offense, but Edmonton does have the slight advantage on defense. This should be one of the best games on Saturday, but I have to side with Dallas. The Stars are playing at a very high level and they are at home. Take Dallas. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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