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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers - 3/17/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Edmonton Oilers at Vegas Golden Knights
Date & Time Sunday March 17, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
T-Mobile Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +212 / Vegas Golden Knights -265 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
RSNW, NBCS
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The Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights meet Sunday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.

The Edmonton Oilers look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 42 goals, Connor McDavid has 66 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 186 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Anthony Stolarz has given up seven goals on 77 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 111 goals on 1,241 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.

The Vegas Golden Knights look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 22 goals, Alex Tuch has 30 assists and Shea Theodore has 181 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 144 goals on 1,673 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 36 goals on 367 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed two or less goals in six of their last eight games.

The Oilers are 109-232 in their last 341 games as a road underdog, 30-75 in their last 105 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-23 in their last 32 games as an underdog. The Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home favorite, 35-17 in their last 52 games as a favorite and 20-4 in their last 24 Sunday games. The over is 3-0-1 in Oilers last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 5-2-1 in Golden Knights last 8 Sunday games.

There's value with the plus money when you consider just how well the Edmonton Oilers are playing at the moment, but they are on the end of a back to back that includes overtime, and they've now played in overtime games in two of their last three tries. Tired legs isn't what you want when going up against a Vegas team that has found its form and is rolling heading into the playoffs. The price isn't ideal, but this game clearly favors the Vegas Golden Knights on their home ice.

Pick:
Vegas Golden Knights -265

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