Vegas vs Edmonton: prediction for the NHL fixture
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegashad two contrasting away games in the last couple of days. First, the Golden Knights were crushed at St. Louis with a score of 2:5. Vegas' goalie Lehner couldn't save 17% of the shots on goal. Then, the Knights traveled to Nashville, where they recorded a landslide victory (5:2). Forwards Stone and Stephenson deserve praise for chalking up two points each.
Now the Golden Knights are back home, where they have looked great this season. They will try to build a winning streak and strengthen their standings.
Edmonton have been more consistent of late. In the last four games, the Oilers suffered only one defeat, to Dallas (1:4). The defensive line of Edmonton failed to withhold the pressure of the Stars, and goalie Skinner only stopped 87% of the shots. The Oilers also had a tough game against Winnipeg, but in the end, they snatched a win in a penalty shootout (2:1 SO).
In the other two games, Edmonton crushed Arizona (5:3) and Chicago (5:2). Draisaitl and McDavid had an excellent game against the Coyotes and each scored four points.
In 3 out of 5 head-to-head games, the teams scored in each period.
In 3 out of 4 head-to-head games, the teams scored more than 1 goal in the first period.
Vegas are in excellent form, and they will try to capitalize on home advantage in the upcoming game. Edmonton are delivering generally good results this season, but they have been experiencing problems in away games.
Our prediction - handicap (0) to Vegas
Prediction: Handicap (0) to Vegas
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Both sides prefer open hockey to sitting back on the defensive, so we hope to see a large number of attacks and scoring chances here.
Second bet - total over 6 goals