The Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights will face-off in the only NHL Playoff game set to take place on Saturday. Puck drop is scheduled for 7pm et.
Vegas is holding on to a 1-0 series lead and now has a chance to extend that lead to 2-0 before the two teams head back to Canada for Game 3 and Game 4 in Edmonton.
Let’s dive into the odds for the game and then I’ll give you my best bet.
Oilers vs. Golden Knights odds, puck line, and total
Oilers vs. Golden Knights prediction and pick
It’s important to not overreact to one game when betting on the NHL Playoffs. I lost betting on the Oilers in Game 1, but I’m going to stick to my evaluation of these two teams and back Edmonton again in Game 2.
A key for their success tonight is for their goaltender, Stuart Skinner, to have a better performance. He stopped only 28-of-33 shots in the 6-4 loss which is not going to get it done in Game 2.
Meanwhile, the Oilers need to utilize their league-leading powerplay when they got opportunities against the Golden Knights.
Edmonton outranked Vegas in virtually every single metric in the regular season, so I think a bounce back performance tonight is in the books.