Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars Prediction NHL Picks 4/3/24

Dallas Stars (47-19-9) vs Edmonton Oilers (45-23-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 9:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -120 / Edmonton Oilers +100 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars betting prediction for this NHL game on Wednesday, April 3rd at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Oilers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Stars recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Edmonton
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Dallas
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Edmonton and Dallas
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Edmonton and Dallas

Oilers Preview

The Edmonton Oilers are 45-23-5 this year after they lost to St. Louis in overtime by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Edmonton tied the game at two with just about five minutes left in regulation, but they allowed an overtime goal for the loss. The Oilers out shot St. Louis by a total of 38-29 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Edmonton had won their previous three games against Anaheim, Los Angeles, and Winnipeg. The Oilers are scoring 3.59 goals per game and they are allowing 2.85 goals against per game, while going 27.5% on the power play and 79.6% on the penalty kill. Connor McDavid has led Edmonton with 29 goals, 97 assists, and 238 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Edmonton is Stuart Skinner, who is 33-14-5 this season with a 2.63 goals against average and a .906 save percentage. 

Stars Preview

The Dallas Stars are 47-19-9 this season after they defeated the Kraken by a score of 3-0 in their last game. Dallas scored once in the second and twice in the third for the shutout victory. The Stars out shot Seattle by a total of 30-17 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Dallas has also defeated Vancouver, San Jose, Arizona (twice), Pittsburgh, and LA during this seven game winning streak. The Stars are scoring 3.64 goals per game and they are allowing 2.91 goals against per game, while going 24% on the power play and 81.5% on the penalty kill. Jason Robertson has led Dallas with 27 goals, 49 assists, and 215 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Dallas is Jake Oettinger, who is 30-13-4 this year with a 2.87 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. 

Dallas Stars Player Prop Facts

  • Jamie Benn has scored a goal in seven of the Stars' last eight games as favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • Jason Robertson has recorded at least one point in each of the Stars' last 12 Wednesday home games.
  • Thomas Harley has recorded an assist in each of the Stars' last four home games.
  • Jason Robertson ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Leon Draisaitl has scored a goal in six of the Oilers' last seven night games.
  • Connor McDavid has recorded two or more points in seven of the Oilers' last eight games.
  • Mattias Ekholm has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Oilers' last eight games.
  • Connor McDavid ranks 1st in the league for Assists (97) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Dallas Stars rank 3rd in the league for goals per game this season (3.64).
  • The Dallas Stars rank 8th in the league in power play percentage this season (23.98%).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 2nd in the league in power play percentage this season (27.65%).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 4th in the league for goals per game this season (3.59).

Oilers vs Stars Betting Prediction

Dallas comes into this matchup with a slim lead over Colorado for first in the Central, while Edmonton is five points behind Vancouver for first in the Pacific. The Stars have won seven games in a row and they are 22-10-4 at home. Edmonton has won three of their last four games and they are 20-15-2 on the road. This should be a great game between two very talented teams, but I have to side with Dallas here. The Stars have allowed two goals or fewer in six of their last seven games and they play very well at home. Take Dallas to get the win. 

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

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