Oilers vs Golden Knights Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 5 (Vegas Plays Clean Hockey in Victory)

Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL Playoffs Game 5.
Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL Playoffs Game 5. / AP Photos/Jason Franson

The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Friday, May 12 as the Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights are set to play Game 5 of their second-round series. 

Oilers vs Golden Knights Game 5 Info

  • Series: Tied 2-2
  • Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena -- Paradise, Nevada
  • Coverage: TNT, SportsNet, CBC, and TVAS

The Oilers defended home ice in Game 4 as they evened the series at two games apiece with a 4-1 victory over the Golden Knights. Four different Edmonton players scored a goal, while Connor McDavid tallied a pair of assists. The action now shifts back to Vegas in what is a crucial Game 5.

Oilers vs Golden Knights Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: EDM: (-125) | VGK: (+104)
  • Spread: EDM: -1.5 (+180) | VGK: +1.5 (-220)
  • Total: 6.5 -- Over: (-142) | Under: (+116)

The Oilers enter this contest as slight road favorites on the spread and moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 6.5 goals with the over being favored at -142 odds. 

Favorite Underdog Total Spread
Oilers (-125) Golden Knights (+104) 6.5 Oilers (-1.5)

Oilers vs Golden Knights Betting Trends

  • Edmonton is 8-4 straight up in its last 12 games against Vegas.
  • The total has hit the over in eight of Edmonton's last nine games on a Friday.
  • Vegas is 15-5 straight up in its last 20 home games.
  • The total has hit the under in four of Vegas' last five games.

Oilers vs Golden Knights Prediction & Pick

This series has been nothing short of a back-and-forth, punch-for-punch battle so far. The Golden Knights have emerged victorious by a margin of at least 2 goals in Games 1 & 3, while the Oilers have won by a margin of at least 3 goals in Games 2 & 4. It makes predicting Game 5 a tough task.

I like the Golden Knights to bounce back at home, though. The two losses suffered by Vegas in this series have both involved the Golden Knights tallying at least 64 penalty minutes, which obviously gives the opponent a massive advantage. It's something that has to be cleaned up on Friday night.

The good news is that Vegas entered the postseason ranked No. 1 in the NHL when it came to fewest penalty minutes this season (589 total, 7.2 average). Head coach Bruce Cassidy has no choice but to stress the importance of getting back to that style of play, and it will pay off with a much-needed win.

Final Score Prediction: Oilers: 2 | Golden Knights: 4

Oilers vs Golden Knights Best Bet

The first four games of this series have included at least one team getting out to a quick start in the first period. Game 1 saw the Oilers and Golden Knights combine for 5 total goals in the first frame, while Game 2 saw Edmonton tally 4 scores themselves. Game 3 totaled 3 goals between the two sides and Game 4 included a 3-goal outburst from the Oilers.

Accordingly, backing a few scores in the first lines up as a great bet.

Bet: First Period Over 1.5 Total Goals (-150)

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