Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 11/18/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vegas Golden Knights (8-11-1) at Edmonton Oilers (9-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -113 / Vegas Golden Knights +102 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Vegas Golden Knights and Edmonton Oilers meet Sunday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Vegas Golden Knights could use a big road victory here after losing six of their last nine games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with eight goals, William Karlsson has 10 assists and Alex Tuch has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 43 goals on 434 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 11 goals on 96 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
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The Edmonton Oilers could also use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 11 goals, Connor McDavid has 16 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 38 goals on 363 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 14 goals on 170 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Golden Knights are 14-2 in their last 16 Sunday games, 28-11 in their last 39 vs. Pacific and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The Oilers are 27-71 in their last 98 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Oilers last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and the under is 12-4 in Golden Knights last 16 overall.
Both of these teams are obvious need of a win in hopes of stopping the bleeding. And while the Edmonton Oilers are at home, it's the Vegas Golden Knights who are rested and have done nothing but beat up on this division the last year and some change. The Edmonton Oilers are on the end of a back to back and completely fell apart against the Calgary Flames in the final period and a half. I'll take Vegas and the plus money based on the value.