Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights

Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


West 2nd Round – Game 1, Series starts 5/3


The Edmonton Oilers are set to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Second Round of the playoffs, with both teams hoping to kick off the series with a strong performance in Game One.


The Oilers secured their spot in the Second Round by defeating the Los Angeles Kings in a six-game series.


In the First Round, the Oilers’ offense was on fire, scoring a total of 25 goals, including a whopping 16 goals in their last three games.


Led by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, who contributed 10 goals and 11 assists combined, the entire offense stepped up their game.


Zach Hyman, Evander Kane, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also made significant contributions, scoring a combined total of five goals and seven assists.


Evan Bouchard and Mattias Ekholm added to the Oilers’ offensive success with two goals and 12 assists from the point.


However, the Oilers’ defense struggled in the First Round, allowing a total of 20 goals.


While Bouchard, Ekholm, and Darnell Nurse have been strong on the top two pairings, the rest of the defensive unit has struggled to prevent opponents from finding open shots on goal.


Stuart Skinner also struggled in the First Round, with a .890 save percentage, a 3.43 goals-against average, and a disappointing -2.9 goals saved above average.


  • The Edmonton Oilers are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games.
  • Edmonton is 4-1 SU in their last 5 outings with the Vegas Golden Knights.
  • The Oilers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games on the road. 

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Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights Predictions 5/3/2023


The Golden Knights dominated in their First Round series with their offense firing on all cylinders, putting up 19 goals in just five games.


Chandler Stephenson and Mark Stone have been a force to be reckoned with, combining seven goals and nine assists to lead the top two lines.


But they haven’t been alone in their efforts, with William Karlsson, Jack Eichel, and Brett Howden contributing a total of nine goals and five assists to keep the pressure on.


And it’s not just the forwards who are getting in on the action, as Alex Pietrangelo and Shea Theodore have also made their mark with eight assists from the blue line.


But the Golden Knights’ success hasn’t just been about their offense, as their defense has been solid as well.


The top pairing of Pietrangelo and Theodore has been a formidable force, while Brayden McNabb, Alec Martinez, and Zach Whitecloud have all contributed to creating turnovers and limiting their opponents’ opportunities to shoot.


And in goal, Laurent Brossoit has been stellar, with a .915 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average on 153 shots faced, saving 1.3 goals above average.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Vegas’ last 5 games.
  • The Vegas Golden Knights are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
  • The Golden Knights are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home. 

Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights. The NHL pick for this game is the Edmonton Oilers.


Despite a few bumps in their First Round series against the Los Angeles Kings, the Edmonton Oilers are eager to showcase the explosive offense that made them a powerhouse during the regular season.


With Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the NHL’s top two point producers, leading the charge, the Oilers look poised to make a deep playoff run.


heir recent head-to-head record against the Vegas Golden Knights bodes well for Edmonton, having won four out of the last five matchups, and each of the last four played on Vegas’ home ice.


Prediction: a final score of 5-3 in favor of the Oilers.


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Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights 5/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 9:30 PM (EDT)


Location: T-Mobile Arena, NY


Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023




NHL Odds: Edmonton Oilers -115


NHL Totals: 6.5


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