Edmonton Oilers vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights - 11/14/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Las Vegas Golden Knights (10-5-1) at Edmonton Oilers (6-9-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -205 / Las Vegas Golden Knights +184 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers look to play out of their early season funk as they host the Las Vegas Golden Knights at Rogers Place on Tuesday night.
The Golden Knights look to remain undefeated against Western Conference foes as they are 7-0 in their last seven matchups and they stand a great chance to make it eight straight against an Oilers group that has been woeful to start the season and need to rectify their scoring struggles in a hurry. Vegas stormed out of the gate and took the league by surprise but they have come back down to Earth in a hurry after their goaltending carousel left them with their fourth option in Maxime Lagace who was quickly thrown into the starter’s role after injuries to Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban. Vegas has dropped five of their last six road games but they get an Oilers group who has lost 11 of their last 16 and are the league’s worst offense at the moment, which is hard to believe considering they have the league’s most explosive player in Connor McDavid.
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The Oilers have gotten off to a nightmare of a start and are falling well short of the lofty expectations placed on them at the beginning of the season but luckily for them there is still plenty of hockey left to be played. Edmonton is a promising 20-9 in their last 29 games when playing on a single day’s rest and 22-10 in their last 32 against Western Conference foes but as we mentioned they currently have the league’s worst offense in terms of goals scored and if they’re going to pull their way out of this tailspin it’ll have to come in the offensive zone as they aren’t built to beat teams in low scoring games on a nightly basis.
The Golden Knights are 2-5 in their last seven overall and 4-1 in their last five after allowing two goals or less in their previous game while the Oilers are 2-6 in their last eight home games and 13-41 in their last 53 Tuesday games. The Knights are huge underdogs here and are worth a look but in the end I think Edmonton finally breaks their silence and put on a show in a game that soars over the number.