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Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights 5/12/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights 5/12/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

West 2nd Round – Game 5, Series tied 2-2

The Edmonton Oilers are preparing for a pivotal Game Five against the Vegas Golden Knights in what has been an enthralling and closely fought series. The Oilers have fought back after losing Games Two and Four, thanks to their impressive offensive powerhouses, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. The Golden Knights have also been strong, winning Games One and Three, setting up an intense and crucial matchup. 

Whoever wins this game will gain a crucial 3-2 series lead and move closer to the Western Conference Final. The Oilers’ offense has been in top form, scoring an impressive 14 goals so far. McDavid and Draisaitl have been the standout performers, with eight goals and six assists between them. But the likes of Zach Hyman, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Kailer Yamamoto have also stepped up, while even defensemen Evan Bouchard and Mattias Ekholm have contributed three goals and five assists.

  • The Edmonton Oilers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road against Vegas.
  • The total went OVER in 8 of Edmonton’s last 9 games played on a Friday.
  • The total hung OVER in 6 of Edmonton’s last 7 games played on a Friday when on the road.

Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights 5/12/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

The Vegas Golden Knights have heavily relied on their potent offense to score a total of 13 goals in this series. However, they will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing one-goal performance in Game Four. The standout performers on offense have been Jack Eichel and Ivan Barbashev, who have combined for five goals and three assists. The rest of the offensive unit has also made significant contributions. Mark Stone, Nicolas Roy, and Chandler Stephenson have teamed up for four goals and four assists, while defenseman Zach Whitecloud has added a goal and two assists.

Despite their impressive offensive output, the Golden Knights have struggled defensively, allowing a total of 14 goals in the series. Shea Theodore, Alec Martinez, and Brayden McNabb have led the top two defensive pairings, but the remaining defensive unit has had difficulties containing the Oilers’ relentless attack. As a result, the Oilers have been able to generate numerous open shots on goal. The one bright spot for the Golden Knights has been the performance of their goaltender, Adin Hill, who has made 57 saves on 61 shots faced while filling in for the injured Laurent Brossoit.

  • Vegas are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Edmonton.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Vegas’ last 6 games with a team in the Western Conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vegas’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division. 

 Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights. The NHL pick for this game is the Vegas Golden Knights. The Golden Knights will take control in an even-paced low scoring game. Vegas is 5-4 straight up against the Oilers in their last 10 head-to-head games. This duel on ice will expect the Knights to come out on top. Prediction: The Las Vegas Golden Knights win, the Oilers cover the spread and the total stays under 3-2.

NHL Starting Time: 10:00 PM (EDT)

Location: T-Mobile Arena in The Park Vegas, Nevada

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023


NHL Odds: Edmonton Oilers -135

NHL Totals: 7.0


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