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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Preview

A pair of Pacific Division rivals are set to square off on Wednesday night as the Vegas Golden Knights are set to visit the Edmonton Oilers. This game will have some massive playoff implications, and it should be a great battle on the ice. 

Vegas is coming into this game with 92 points on the year, and they have not been playing their best hockey of the season. The Golden Knights have lost two straight games, and they are desperate to get this season back on track. 

Edmonton will be looking to get to 100 points on the season with a win as they are sitting with 99 total points. The Oilers have won two straight games, and they still have a chance to win the Pacific Division this season. 

The Edmonton Oilers are moneyline betting favorites at -120 in this game, and the over/under line for this game is set at 6.5 total goals. 

Golden Knights Want to Defend

The Golden Knights won the Stanley Cup title a year ago on the strength of this offense, but they will be looking to play defense in this game. Vegas is holding opponents to less than three goals per game, and that will be a major key in this matchup. 

Vegas has been solid on special teams all season long, but they are going to have to find a way to score on the power play in this one. The Golden Knights just haven’t been great on offense of late, and this is the wrong time of year to struggle. 

Mark Stone continues to be a major catalyst for the Golden Knights as he has racked up 37 assists so far this season. 

Oilers Can Score

The Edmonton Oilers continue to be one of the most explosive teams in the NHL this season as they are scoring 3.58 goals per game. Edmonton is always looking to be on the attack, and they are nearly impossible to stop on the power play. 

Connor McDavid is having a massive season for the Oilers as he leads the team with 99 assists and 130 total points. There are other great scoring options on this team, but McDavid tends to have the puck on his stick a ton. 

Edmonton has been a much better defensive team this season, and that’s a big reason why they are one of the betting favorites to win the Stanley Cup title. 

Oilers Cruise Past Knights

These are two teams that are heading in different directions, but both teams are talented enough to win a Stanley Cup title this season. It’s not easy to slow down this Oilers team on offense, and that could be something that bites the Golden Knights in this game. 

Edmonton looks like they are ready to take control of the Pacific Division and they have the talent needed to get a big win. The Oilers will be looking to push the tempo in this game, and at some point they are going to breakthrough in a big way. 

Bet the Edmonton Oilers at -120 on the moneyline in this game as they are able to take control of this game on home ice to come up with a big win.

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