Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 3/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Vegas Golden Knights (38-24-8) at Edmonton Oilers (37-24-8)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +102 / Vegas Golden Knights -113 --- Over/Under: 6
TV: RSNW, ATRM
The Vegas Golden Knights and Edmonton Oilers meet Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for another win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 31 goals, Mark Stone has 42 assists and Reilly Smith has 166 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 131 goals on 1,375 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed two goals on 61 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in 19 of their last 27 games.
The Edmonton Oilers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 43 goals, Connor McDavid has 63 assists and James Neal has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 103 goals on 1,063 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 94 goals on 1,127 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in 17 of their last 21 games.
The Golden Knights are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-10 in their last 14 Monday games and 9-2 in their last 11 overall. The Oilers are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Pacific and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Oilers last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights continue to be one of the hotter teams in the league and they've had no issues winning on the end of back to backs. Vegas has also won five of the last eight meetings against the Oilers, which includes a 3-0 victory about two weeks ago. The Edmonton Oilers have the offensive firepower to always be a live dog and are playing decent hockey lately, but Vegas has been kind to us all month long and there's really no reason to jump off the money train as long as the tickets keep cashing.