Stars vs Oilers NHL Betting Lines, Predictions & Analysis

Written by on March 28, 2019

The Edmonton Oilers host the Dallas Stars in a major Western Conference matchup on Thursday night. The Oilers have 76 points while the Stars have 86. It’s all about playoff positioning in Week 26 in the NHL. Can the Oilers protect their home ice as slight NHL betting odds dogs? Or, will Dallas take this?

Stars vs Oilers NHL Betting Lines, Predictions & Analysis

  • When: Thursday, March 28 at 9:00 pm ET
  • Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB, CA
  • TV: ESP+
  • Radio: TuneIn / NHL
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Dallas -115
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 5.5

Why Dallas Stars are a good bet to win -115?

Oddsmakers most definitely respect the Dallas Stars in their March 28 matchup with the Edmonton Oilers. The Stars appear ready to make a run. They’ve won two a in a row on the road against Winnipeg and Calgary.

The last time they faced Edmonton, they dominated them 4-1. There’s reason to believe Dallas can’t pull off the same impressive victory on Thursday night against their Western Conference rivals. After beating quality squads like Calgary and Winnipeg on the road, why wouldn’t the Stars beat a team like Edmonton?

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.5
  • Shots For: 30.5
  • Power Plays: 18.7%
  • Face-Offs: 51.9%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.5
  • Shots Against: 31.6
  • Penalty Kills: 82.3%
  • Shutouts: 6

Why Edmonton Oilers are a good bet to win -105?

Edmonton is 2-1 on the moneyline in their last 3 matchups. While the loss was a bad one, 3-4 to Ottawa in overtime, the Oilers did beat both Columbus and the L.A. Kings.

The win over the Kings was impressive as the Oilers laid 8 goals onto L.A. They beat the Blue Jackets 4-1 as a +118 home dog. Edmonton is playing well enough to protect their home ice on March 28.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.8
  • Shots For: 29.1
  • Power Plays: 21.2%
  • Face-Offs: 48.7%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.3
  • Shots Against: 31.8
  • Penalty Kills: 74.7%
  • Shutouts: 2

NHL Hockey Betting Trends for Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers

  • Stars are 5-0 in their last 5 road games
  • Stars are 4-0 in their last 4 road games versus a team with a losing home record
  • Oilers are 1-6 in their last 7 versus the Central Division
  • Stars are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton

Stars vs Oilers Final NHL Betting Analysis

As long as Connor McDavid plays for the Edmonton Oilers, they’ll always have a shot to win hockey games. This is true even though the trends point to the Dallas Stars taking this matchup. There are other reasons to like Edmonton in this game, though.

The main reason to back the Oilers is because the injury bug has hit Dallas. The Stars will be without 5 players: Ben Bishop, Justin Dowling, Brett Ritchie, Tyler Pitlick, and Mats Zuccarello. Losing goalie Bishop for tonight is a major blow because with Bishop the Stars rank second in goals allowed. Anton Khudobin is a good goalie, but he’s not a replacement for Bishop. Edmonton should win on Thursday.

NHL Free Pick: Edmonton Oilers -105