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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers - 4/1/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Edmonton Oilers at Vegas Golden Knights
Date & Time Monday April 1, 2019, 11:00 PM (EDT)
Location
T-Mobile Arena
3780 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, USA
The Line
Las Vegas Golden Knights -225; O/U: 6
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The Edmonton Oilers look to keep their miniscule playoff hopes alive as they head into Las Vegas to face off with the Golden Knights on Monday.

The Oilers look to pull off a huge upset on the road on Monday and keep their ever fading playoff hopes intact for at least one more night as they face off against a Vegas side who is going back to the playoffs but will be fighting for home ice advantage. Edmonton has ridden the play of superstar forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl but unfortunately for them it looks as though it won’t be nearly enough as the rest of the roster has failed to carry their weight. Edmonton is a heavy underdog heading into Monday night’s show down and with just 4 games left on their schedule and an 8 point deficit staring at them the Oilers could be eliminated in this one and head into the offseason in a very sombre mood. Edmonton is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and are a staggering 8-20 in their last 28 games as an underdog which doesn’t bode well for them here against the Knights.

The Golden Knights have made it back to back seasons as qualifiers in the NHL playoffs and they are destined for an opening round series with the San Jose Sharks which looks like one of the more exciting opening round matchups. Vegas has been one of the league’s best home ice teams this season while the Oilers have been dreadful on the road so this could very well get out of hand early unless Edmonton has break through with their all star forwards and get to Marc-Andre Fleury which is much easier said than done. Vegas is 9-3 in their last 12 games as a favorite and are 6-2 in their last 8 home games while the home side is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

The Oilers are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the Western Conference and have hit the Over in 5 of their last 7 while the Knights are 43-19 in their last 62 against the Pacific but have lost 6 games in a row. Vegas needs to break out of this funk and a date with the Oilers will do just fun as they take their frustrations out and end Edmonton’s playoff hopes.

Pick:
Las Vegas Golden Knights -0.5

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