Edmonton @ Vegas
Vegas +134 over Edmonton

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Vegas +134 over Edmonton

10:07 PM EST. OT included. The storylines woven through this game tonight in Las Vegas are many, as the Oilers attempt to tie an NHL record 17 wins in a row against a team that has given them fits, particularly in last year’s playoffs where the Golden Knights marched through Edmonton on their way to their first Stanley Cup. If the Oilers do win tonight, they will sit alongside the 1992-93 Penguins, who were captained by Mario Lemieux, with an opportunity to take that record away with an 18th straight win in Anaheim on Friday night. However, there is at least 60 minutes of hockey to be played tonight in Sin City, and while the Oilers were the hottest team on the planet going into the All-Star break, they have not played a game since January 27th, and their two best players, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, were all over Toronto this weekend partaking in all of the pomp and circumstance that comes with such an event when it is hosted by the center of the hockey universe.

McDavid was a captain for one of the four All-Star sides that took over Hogtown, and he was the main catalyst and driver behind a revamped skills competition that was the highlight of the weekend for many fans both in T.O. and at home, and the best player in the world took home the $1-million dollar prize. While most of the league was resting and gearing up for the playoff push, the Oilers superstar was playing league ambassador to the world, and there is little chance that #97 has had any time to catch his breath.

It’s worth noting that the Oilers might have been hot for five weeks, but they were so bad to begin the year that even with a 16-game winning streak, they are still just in third place in the Pacific Division. Moreover, the Oilers feasted on some weak competition during their record-setting run including wins over San Jose (32), Anaheim (30), Philadelphia (25), Ottawa (21), Chicago (31), twice, Montreal (29), and Columbus (28).

Perhaps the Oilers make history tonight and torch the Golden Knights on their home ice, but it cannot be denied that Edmonton is overvalued and overpriced. Furthermore, there has been a significant break here between games, and all of that momentum the Oilers had built up and let snowball into win-after-win just might have dried up over the last 10 days, and even if it hasn’t, the Golden Knights are very capable of winning this game. The Knights were on a hot run of their own going into the break, going 5-1-1, which included a pair of wins over the Rangers. Vegas captain Mark Stone said there was no extra motivation to stop the Oilers from making history on their home ice, and maybe he believes that, but to a man, the Knights figure to be jacked up for this one and the Oilers are going to have to fight tooth and nail to get win number 17 against the champs.



Our Pick

Vegas +134 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.68)

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