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Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 5 5/31/24 NHL Betting Picks

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 5 5/31/24 – As the puck drops in the NHL West Finals, the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars are set to face off in a crucial Game 5 at the American Airlines Center. With the Stars leading the series 2-1, the Oilers are under pressure to level the stakes in a match pivotal for their playoff aspirations. Currently, the Oilers boast a regular season record of 49-27-6, while the Stars have edged ahead with a record of 52-21-9. As we dive into the top NHL West Finals predictions, let’s break down the game specifics and betting insights for this high-stakes encounter.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 5 5/31/24

When: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 8:30 PM ET

Where: American Airlines Center


Stream: NHL.TV

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 5 5/31/24 Betting Odds:

+1.5 -225
O 6 +107
-1.5 +200
U 6 -120
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Despite the current odds being TBD, the betting landscape for this game promises to be intriguing, given both teams’ strong performances. Bettors should keep an eye on updates as game day approaches and consider the recent trends and key player performances to make informed wagers.

Goaltender Stuart Skinner vs. Goaltender Jake Oettinger

Oilers Goalie Stuart Skinner has been quite a staple this year with a save of .905 with 59 games to his name. He will need to bring his best form against Stars’ deep forward line consisting of Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski. Despite being moderate, Skinner’s performance is well capable in shootout pressure, which will come in handy in this barren series.

On the other hand, Stars’ goal-keeper, Jake Oettinger also boasts of a .905 save percentage meaning he has been very reliable when it comes to the goals. When encountering Oilers’ top scorers in McDavid and Draisaitl, it is important to look into Oettinger’s performance in his prior home games, which, as mentioned, transform his shootout save percentage to .750.

Oilers’ Offensive Firepower: Key to Game 5

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are at the core of the Oilers recent approach as the two players scored 238 points of the team’s total score this season. Substantial skills in creating plays for his team and goal scoring from Draisaitl and McDavid respectively, this makes them a tough nut to crack for any team defense. Bouchard’s performance from the backend also cannot be dismissed and was very consistent in terms of experience and solidity. Whether or not they are able to seize power plays in this decisive game could be the edge they need.

Stars’ Balanced Attack and Defensive Strategy Betting Predictions

The Stars cannot be said to be completely devoid of aces up their sleeves. With Jason Robertson scoring crucial points, and having the likes of Pavelski and the upcoming Roope Hintz, the Dallas stars have a balanced offense. Depending on their necessary defensive structure, Oettinger’s goalkeeping has been sufficient in withstanding pressure in high tension games, which will prove crucial should they seek to increase the series advantage on home soil.


Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends

Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Edmonton Oilers are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Oilers are 2-6 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Oilers’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 5 of Oilers’ 7 last games at home

Dallas Stars Betting Trends

Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Dallas Stars are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Stars are 5-2 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Stars’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 6 of Stars’ 9 last games at home

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Betting Picks

Given the critical nature of Game 5 and the series lead at stake, my analysis leans slightly towards the Dallas Stars, especially with their solid performance at home and the strategic edge in goaltending. Bettors should consider the potential for a close game, with prop bets on key players like McDavid and Robertson being wise considerations.

For those looking at the over/under, the trends suggest an OVER bet might be favorable given both teams’ recent scoring patterns. Keep an eye on premier betting websites for the latest odds and potential shifts as game day approaches.

Score Prediction: Stars 4, Oilers 3.