Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers - 1/13/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (19-23-3) at Las Vegas Golden Knights (29-10-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Las Vegas Golden Knights / Edmonton Oilers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights meet Saturday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a win here after losing seven of their last nine games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads Edmonton with 15 goals, Connor McDavid has 33 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 98 goals on 999 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 38 goals on 334 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed four or more goals in six of their last nine games.
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The Vegas Golden Knights look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 22 goals, David Perron has 25 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Maxime Lagace has given up 49 goals on 383 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 32 goals on 391 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in 12 of their last 13 games.
The Oilers are 23-66 in their last 89 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 41-84 in their last 125 Saturday games. The Golden Knights are 18-3 in their last 21 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 20-6 in their last 26 overall. The under is 6-2 in Golden Knights last 8 overall and the under is 5-1 in Oilers last 6 overall.
I've been saying it pretty much all season long, I'm going to continue betting on the Las Vegas Golden Knights until they come back down to earth. Vegas continues to be one of the best teams in hockey, doesn't lose at home and the defense has improved a lot over the last few weeks. Not to mention the Oilers are on the end of a back to back. Give me the Golden Knights yet again.