Vegas vs Edmonton: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Sunday November 18th, 8:00 pm (ET)
Rogers Place Arena
A night after playing their bitter rivals the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers do battle with the Vegas Golden Knights at Rogers Place.
The Edmonton Oilers snapped their four-game losing streak on Tuesday night in a 6-2 beating of the Montreal Canadiens. Connor McDavid provided three assists and now has 26 points through his first 18 games of the season. It is unquestionably a real boost of confidence for a team that has often struggled to find the back of the net to start the season.
Mikko Koskinen is proving to be the better option in net and as a result we could see Cam Talbot in between the posts for this one. While the Oilers will want to take two points at home against the Golden Knights, they will likely prioritize their date on Saturday night with Calgary. Talbot has posted a 3.09 GAA with a .895 SV% through his first 13 starts of the season and has just five wins.
Unlike Edmonton, Vegas will have been off since Friday and will be entering this game relatively fresh. However, they have been a much better team at home than they have on the road and will need to figure out a way to start collecting points on the road if they plan on getting back to the postseason. They have won just three of their first 11 games away from T-Mobile Arena.
Aside from their woeful road form, Vegas has also had issues putting the puck in the net with just 49 goals scored through their first 19 games of the season. Not having newcomer Paul Stastny in the line-up hasn’t helped the cause either and he won’t be back in action for Sunday’s contest.
Both teams have had problems scoring this season and we shouldn’t be surprised to see another low scoring affair at Rogers Place on Sunday evening.
- Edmonton Oilers to win
Edmonton will be a tired side, but Vegas has been abysmal on the road. Expect to see the home side earn a crucial victory.
Head to Head
Edmonton took three of four games against Vegas last season, including both games played at Rogers Place.
- Marc-Andre Fleury registered his 51st career shutout on Wednesday night against the Anaheim Ducks to move into a tie with Dave Kerr, Tomas Vokoun, Rogie Vachon and Curtis Joseph for 24th on the NHL’s all-time list.
- Edmonton has hit the under nine times in their first 18 games of the season, with one push.
- Edmonton is 8-10 ATS through their first 18 games of the season.
- Since 2015-16, Connor McDavid has recorded an NHL-best 31 games with three or more points.
- Vegas is 8-11 ATS through their first 19 games of the season.
- Vegas has hit the under 12 of their first 19 games of the season.