The Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights are all tied up at 2-2 heading into tonight’s Game 5. Vegas was up 1-0 and 2-1 in the series, but Edmonton managed to tie it up in both instances.
The series will head back to Vegas for Game 5 and the Golden Knights are set as betting underdogs at home.
Let’s dive into the odds for tonight’s pivotal matchup 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
With how the series has played out, I’m surprised to see the Golden Knights available at +115 at home in Game 5.
Vegas has done better in 5-on-5 situations throughout the series, sporting a 5-on-5 expected goals mark of 2.58 per 60 minutes, while the Oilers are coming in at 2.36 expected goals per 60 minutes.
I also have no faith in Stuart Skinner in this postseason. He has an .895 save percentage so far in the playoffs and he has folded in high pressure situations. He almost handed Game 6 to the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, accidently passing the puck to the opponent and giving them a wide open net to score on.
I’ll back the Golden Knights to get the job done as home underdogs tonight.
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