Oilers vs. Golden Knights NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Oilers vs. Golden Knights NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights square off in the first game of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday, May 3, starting at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN, CBC, SportsNet, and TVAS. The Oilers are favored (-124) against the Golden Knights (+104).

Oilers vs. Golden Knights Odds

  • Favorite: Oilers (-124)
  • Underdog: Golden Knights (+104)
  • Over/under: 6.5

When is Oilers vs. Golden Knights and when does it start?

This game between the Oilers and Golden Knights will happen on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. Expect to see the puck drop at 9:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Oilers vs. Golden Knights

The Oilers and Golden Knights will take to the ice at T-Mobile Arena for this matchup on May 3, and if you want to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN, CBC, SportsNet, and TVAS.

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Who Will Win Oilers vs. Golden Knights?

Oilers and Golden Knights Betting Trends

  • Edmonton and its opponent have posted more than 6.5 goals in 59 of 88 games this season.
  • Vegas has played 38 games this season that ended with more than 6.5 goals.
  • These teams score a combined 7.2 goals per game, 0.7 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams give up 5.9 goals per game combined, 0.6 fewer than this match’s total.
  • The Oilers are 40-27 when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • The Golden Knights have won 17, or 60.7%, of the 28 games they have played while the underdog this season.

Oilers Stats & Insights

  • The Oilers average 4.0 goals per game, for a total of 325, which leads the NHL.
  • The Oilers are ranked 17th in league action in goals against this season, having allowed 256 total goals (3.1 per game).
  • The team has the league’s second-best goal differential at +69 this season.
  • The Oilers’ 11.8% shooting percentage tops the NHL.
  • The Oilers’ players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 22.9 hits and 12.6 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the last 10 contests, the Oilers are 8-0-2 (80.0% of possible points).
  • They have averaged 4.1 goals per game (41 total) over that span.
  • On the defensive side, the Oilers have allowed 2.5 goals per game (25 total) in those 10 outings.

Golden Knights Stats & Insights

  • The Golden Knights have the league’s 14th-ranked scoring offense (267 total goals, 3.3 per game).
  • The Golden Knights have allowed 2.7 goals per game, 225 total, which ranks 11th among league teams.
  • Their +42 goal differential is ninth-best in the league.
  • The 10.3% shooting percentage the Golden Knights have amassed ranks 12th in the league.
  • The Golden Knights have not yet shut out an opponent this season.
  • Over the last 10 contests, the Golden Knights have gone 7-1-2 (75.0% of possible points).
  • They have scored 34 goals during that span.
  • Defensively, the Golden Knights have given up 21 goals (2.1 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Oilers Key Players to Watch

  • Connor McDavid is currently one of Edmonton’s leading contributors (153 total points), having registered 64 goals and 89 assists.
  • Leon Draisaitl has 128 points (1.6 per game), scoring 52 goals and adding 76 assists.
  • Stuart Skinner has a record of 29-14-5. He has conceded 132 goals (2.7 goals against average) and recorded 1403 saves with a .913 save percentage (14th in the league).

Golden Knights Key Players to Watch

  • Jack Eichel has scored 27 goals (0.4 per game) and put up 39 assists (0.6 per game), taking 3.3 shots per game and shooting 12.1%. That makes him among the leaders for Vegas with 66 total points (1.0 per game).
  • Chandler Stephenson’s 65 points this season, including 16 goals and 49 assists, make him one of the top offensive threats for Vegas.
  • Jonathan Quick has a record of 16-15-6 in 41 games this season, conceding 127 goals (3.4 goals against average) with 952 saves and an .882 save percentage, 46th in the league.

Oilers vs. Golden Knights Injuries

  • Oilers: Ryan Murray: Out (Back), Mattias Janmark: Questionable (Lower Body), Mike Smith: Out (Undisclosed)
  • Golden Knights: Brayden McNabb: Probable (Undisclosed), Shea Theodore: Probable (Undisclosed), Robin Lehner: Out (Hip), Nolan Patrick: Out (Upper Body), Logan Thompson: Out (Lower Body)

Oilers vs. Golden Knights Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Golden Knights (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Golden Knights 4 – Oilers 3

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