Oilers vs Golden Knights Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 2 (Goals Keep Coming at T-Mobile Arena)
The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Saturday, May 6 as the Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights are set to play Game 2 of their second-round series.
Oilers vs Golden Knights Game 2 Info
- Series: VGK leads 1-0
- Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- Venue: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Coverage: TNT
Despite a four-goal performance from Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers couldn't get the job done in Game 1, falling 6-4 to the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Four different Vegas players had multi-point nights including Ivan Barbashev, who scored twice, while Chandler Stephenson's fifth goal of the playoffs served as the game-winner.
Oilers vs Golden Knights Odds & Spread
- All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: EDM: (-118) | VGK: (-102)
- Spread: EDM: -1.5 (+188) | VGK: +1.5 (-230)
- Total: 6.5 -- Over: (-134) | Under: (+110)
The Oilers enter this contest as road favorites on the spread and moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 6.5 goals with the Over being favored at -134 odds.
Oilers vs Golden Knights Betting Trends
- Edmonton is 13-3 straight up in its last 16 games.
- Vegas is 6-1 straight up in its last seven home games.
- The total has hit the Over in six of Edmonton's last seven games played in May.
- The total has hit the Over in five of Vegas' last six games.
Oilers vs Golden Knights Prediction & Pick
The Oilers might already be down in this series, but bouncing back and tying things up is a real possibility. It's important to remember that Wednesday's defeat was just their third loss in their last 16 games. They haven't even lost back-to-back outings since the end of February — a 28-game stretch.
The Golden Knights were good last game, but they also benefited from a whopping 18 takeaways. The Oilers will be more careful with the puck this time around. Vegas goaltender Laurent Brossoit also showed vulnerability, allowing 4 goals on just 28 shots. Edmonton's top players will take advantage if he doesn't tighten things up.
Overall, I also see the Oilers giving a better effort after letting Draisaitl's four-goal performance go to waste. After all, Edmonton lost its series-opening game against the Los Angeles Kings last round, only to respond with a 4-2 victory in the following outing. Head coach Jay Woodcroft has been great at making adjustments so far, so I see him getting his team back on track.
Final Score Prediction: Oilers: 5 | Golden Knights: 3
Oilers vs Golden Knights Best Bet
After both goalies underperformed in Game 1, I'm expecting even more offense on Saturday night. Both sides have been involved in high-scoring games lately, proven by the Over being 4-2 in the Oilers' last six games and 4-1 in the Golden Knights' previous five.
Over five regular-season and playoff meetings so far this year, Edmonton and Vegas have scored more than 6.5 goals in each encounter, averaging 8.4 goals per game. In other words, we're likely in for another high-scoring affair.
Bet: Over 6.5 Goals (-134)
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