Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
The Edmonton Oilers (22-18-3) are traveling to T-Mobile Arena on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights (27-13-2).
The Edmonton Oilers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6-2 victory over the Ducks their last time out. The Oilers had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. While out there on the ice, they scored on 6 of the 53 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and scored 1 goal. Edmonton accounted for 6 mins in the box in this game.
When at even strength, the Oilers have given up 102 goals while getting 104 when they are on offense. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 157 power play opportunities (2nd in professional hockey) and have a total of 42 goals in those chances. In terms of their scoring, the Edmonton Oilers have racked up 153 goals (2nd in the league) for the season and have given up 144. Edmonton has tried 1,401 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.9%. For the season, they sit with 47 points and their points percentage is .547. The Oilers so far have had 1,393 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .897. Edmonton has 158 power play opportunities and they have tallied 49 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 31.01%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jack Campbell. In his career, Campbell has earned 77 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .538. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 8,672 mins in the crease. Campbell has had 4,354 shot attempts taken against him and he has 3,969 total saves. The opposition has notched 385 goals versus Campbell in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.66. He has earned a win-loss record of 81-47-15 and he has started in 143 games. Campbell has been in net for 155 contests over the course of his hockey career.
In their last contest, Vegas played the Kings in a game where the Golden Knights took a loss by a score of 5-1. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Golden Knights tallied 1 goal out of the 20 shots on goal they attempted.
The Golden Knights have tallied 108 goals at even strength and 29 goals (17th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Vegas has attempted 1,364 shots (10th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.04%, while allowing the opposition 1,264 shots. For the year, the Vegas Golden Knights have 137 goals, 56 points, as well as a points percentage of .667. They have permitted 119 goals to be scored by way of 96 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 116 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 25.00%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 78.90% on their oppositions 109 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.6%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Logan Thompson protecting the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.66 goals per contest and he has surrendered 125 goals overall. Thompson's percentage of quality starts is 53.3% and he has 24 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 45 games and has played for a total of 2,822 minutes. Thompson has accrued a career mark of 28-15-4 and has been in goal for 49 contests. He has racked up 1,325 saves out of 1,450 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton
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