With the Toronto Maple Leafs on the brink of getting swept, the Edmonton Oilers are now likely the last remaining Canadian team in contention for the Stanley Cup.
Their series against the Golden Knights heads to Edmonton tonight for a pivotal Game 3 with the series tied at 1-1.
Let’s dive into the odds for tonight’s game and then I’ll give you my best bet.
Golden Knights vs. Oilers odds, puck line, and total
Golden Knights vs. Oilers prediction and pick
Despite the final scores of the first two games, the two teams haven’t produced as much offense during 5-on-5 play as you’d expect. For example, they rank 6th and 7th in expected goals for per 60 minutes.
Also, the Golden Knights defense was one of their strengths during the regular season, ranking inside the top 10 in both expected goals against and high-danger scoring chances.
I also think we’re going to see some positive regression from both goaltenders. They are both sporting a sub-.900 save percentage in the playoffs, but they are much better goalies than those numbers indicate.
If we get some positive regression from those two, then we could be in for a bigger defensive battle than some may expect.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.