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Golden Knights and Oilers Head to Edmonton After Sin City Split

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Last year when the Edmonton Oilers made the Western Conference Final, they were declared a team of the future.  So far, in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Nothing has changed that narrative.  First round action saw the Oil breeze past a good Los Angeles Kings team.  Next, Edmonton split the first two games of its NHL lines series at the Vegas Golden Knights.  As a result, the Oilers took away home-ice advantage from Vegas.  This Western Conference showdown heads to Edmonton for games three and four.  Most gamblers see a long and thrilling matchup.

NHL Betting: 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Western Conference Second Round

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers Series Schedule  

Game 1 (at VGK): Golden Knights 6, Oilers 4
Game 2 (at VGK): Oilers 5, Golden Knights 1

Game 3 (at EDM): May 8, 8:30 ET (ESPN)
Game 4 (at EDM): May 10, 10 ET (ESPN)
Game 5 (at VGK): May 12, Time TBD
Game 6 (at EDM): May 14, Time TBD
Game 7 (at VGK): May 16, Time TBD 

All times listed are Eastern. (* – if necessary)

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers CashBet Wagering Analysis

Overall, gambling action is splitting evenly.  Edmonton brings star power with Connor McDavid.  Additionally, the Oilers bring the best sportsbook online credibility of making the 2022 Western Conference Final.

In a similar way, the Vegas Golden Knights have cache with the betting public.  At the beginning was a berth in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final as a first year expansion team.  Since then, Vegas has been a perennial contender and betting favorite to win the Stanley Cup.

Oilers Gush After Game Two Blowout  

First among Edmonton playoff scorers is Leon Draisaitl, with 13 goals, four assists, 17 points, and a +6.  Connor McDavid adds five goals, ten assists, 15 points, and a +0.  Evan Bouchard brings three goals, 11 assists, and a +0.  Meanwhile, Goaltender Stuart Skinner has a .895 save percentage and 3.33 goals-against average.  His record is 4-3, with no shutouts.

Late on, Edmonton has covered four out of their last five games.  While the Oilers have gone over the betting on NHL total in four of its previous five matchups.

The Edmonton Oilers were 50-23-9 straight up and 46-27-9 over/under the total.  Edmonton has NHL rankings of 1st for goals scored and 1st for power play efficiency.  In comparison on defense, the Oilers have NHL rankings of 17th for goals against and 20th for penalty killing.

Vegas Seeks to Rebound After Game Two Embarrassment 

First among Vegas scorers is Mark Stone with four goals, seven assists, 11 points, and a +5.  At the same time, Chandler Stephenson adds five goals, four assists, and a +3.  Goaltender Laurent Brossoit has a .896 save percentage and 3.13 goals-against average.  His record is 5-2 with no shutouts.

Late on, Vegas has covered five out of their last six games.  While the Golden Knights have gone over the pro hockey betting total in five of its previous seven matchups.

The Vegas Golden Knights finished 51-22-9 straight up and 35-41-6 over/under the total.  Vegas has NHL rankings of 14th for goals scored and 18th for power play efficiency.  In comparison on defense, the Golden Knights have NHL rankings of 11th for goals against and 19th for penalty killing.

Last Game – Gamblers Strike Oil

Namely, Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid each scored twice.  And Edmonton tied their series at one game apiece with a 5-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. 

It was a vast difference from Game 1 on Wednesday.  To illuminate, Vegas dictated the pace and showed resiliency in matching the Oilers goal for goal before pulling away for a 6-4 victory.

Draisaitl scored four goals in the first game.  Now he has tallied at least one point in the first eight games of the postseason, posting 17 points (13 goals, four assists).  Additionally, Evan Bouchard scored for the Oilers, while rookie goaltender Stuart Skinner stopped 30 shots. 

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers CashBet Free Pick   

Following game two, Edmonton has drawn increased NHL odds action.  Thus, Vegas is getting a better price with more potential value.

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