Oilers Sitting in Second in Pacific
The NHL season is winding down, but there are still some very important games to be played. The Edmonton Oilers host the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night, and each team could use the two points.
Dallas comes into this game with 91 points and in fifth place in the Central Division. The Stars have lost two of their last three games and are sitting in the second wild card spot in the Western Conference.
Edmonton has won two straight with both of those wins coming in dominating fashion. The Oilers now have 94 points, good enough for second place in the Pacific Division.
The NHL betting lines have the Edmonton Oilers as the moneyline betting favorites, with odds set at -165.
Dallas Must Defend
The Dallas Stars do not have the kind of offense to win this game in a shootout, and they will have to slow down the tempo. Dallas is giving up right around three goals per game and that could spell trouble on Wednesday night.
The penalty kill for the Stars has been solid with a success rate of 80 percent. Jake Oettinger has emerged as the top goaltender for the Stars with a record of 27-14-1.
Center Joe Pavelski just continues to put up big offensive numbers and leads the team with 48 assists and 75 total points. Even though Dallas wants to slow down the tempo, it will have to find offense as well.
Oilers Feature 1-2 Punch
The Edmonton Oilers have two of the best players in hockey, but they’ve also been getting contributions from a veteran goaltender. Edmonton is scoring over 3.4 goals per game and also allows over three goals.
Connor McDavid leads the team with 68 assists and 110 points. Leon Draisaitl has scored a team-high 54 goals and can also take over a game.
Goaltender Mike Smith has been on a remarkable run, recording back-to-back shutouts. After the latest shutout, Smith said, “At this time of the season, you want to be on the top of your game and be a big reason why you’re headed to the playoffs … playing your best games to give the team the best chance to win.”
Stars vs Oilers Head-to-Head
Even though the Edmonton Oilers have been better than the Dallas Stars, that is not how the season series has played out. This will be the third meeting and Dallas has won each of the first two.
The Oilers have been outscored 9-4 in the season series and will be looking to turn things around on Wednesday night.
Stars vs Oilers Game Information
- Game: Dallas Stars (43-28-5) vs Edmonton Oilers (44-26-6)
- Location: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
- Day/Time: Wednesday, April 20th. 8:30 p.m. ET
- Stars vs Oilers Live stream: NHL.TV
Stars vs Oilers Betting Lines
Stars vs Oilers Prediction
There are some great NHL betting online opportunities for Wednesday night. Both teams could desperately use the two points with a win.
Dallas has been struggling on the defensive end of the ice of late, which could be a big issue in this game. Edmonton is always a tough team to stop and its offense should put up some big numbers.
Don’t expect a ton of separation, but it will be the Oilers that get a late goal to win the game. Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Edmonton Oilers -165 as they pick up a crucial win over the Dallas Stars.