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Oilers vs Stars Odds, Pick & Prediction (Dec 21)

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in NHL Hockey

Updated Dec 21, 2022 · 4:17 PM PST

Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger makes a save
Dec 19, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) makes a save in the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gaelen Morse-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Dallas Stars are a -155 favorite in the Oilers vs Stars odds on Wednesday (Dec. 21) at 9:30 pm ET
  • Edmonton is 17-14-2 this season, while Dallas is currently 19-8-6
  • Keep reading for the complete Oilers vs Stars odds, plus best bets – including a same-game parlay

Edmonton heads out to the “Big D” after dropping a third straight game. The Oilers have now lost three consecutive games by the identical score of 4-3.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars continued playing well as they have won five of their previous seven games. That included a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.

Let’s look at those Oilers vs Stars odds and offer you our best NHL pick for Wednesday’s late-night affair.

Oilers vs Stars Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Edmonton Oilers +1.5 (-200) O 6.5 (-120) +120
Dallas Stars -1.5 (+165) U 6.5 (+100) -145

Odds as of December 21st at BetMGM. Claim the BetMGM promo code for NHL betting.

Dallas is a -145 home favorite on the moneyline, giving them a 61.5% implied win probability. Currently, the game remains locked in at a total of 6.5.

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The Stars and their Stanley Cup odds moved down to +1800 to win the Stanley Cup, while Edmonton has seen its numbers lengthen to +2000.

Faceoff is set for 9:30 pm ET at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas broadcasted on TNT and SN1.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Analysis

Edmonton plays team defense like a game of hot potato. It matters little who the Oilers are playing against. When a team loses like they do, it sends red flags throughout the organization. Relying on Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl the way Edmonton does presents more problems for them. No matter how excellent their special teams are, it is difficult to win in this league when your goaltenders cannot make that one crucial save.

Typically, 50 minutes of every 60-minute game is spent at even strength. It is great to have an excellent power play, but a team’s best players cannot be relied on to this level. Edmonton is not very good for a reason. Their depth and team defense is too often non-existent. The Oilers show up for spurts and then disappear.

Even though Stuart Skinner is much better in goal than Jack Campbell, it still has not been enough. Edmonton is scoring at a lesser rate with Skinner in goal. Meanwhile, Campbell is sporting goals against just over four! Neither goalie is much above .500 because all three phases never seem to be in sync at the same time.

Dallas Stars Betting Analysis

Now, the Dallas Stars, represent a huge difference. They possess a solid balance of defense, offense, and have an excellent goaltender in Jake Oettinger. Dallas resides in first place in the Central Division because players like Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz have older players pitching in like Joe Pavelski, Tyler Seguin, and Jamie Benn. The latter two have resurrected their careers this season.

The Stars having this many players with this much NHL experience keeps them on an even keel. With Peter DeBoer as coach and a better defensive system in place, Dallas is thriving where other higher-powered teams, like Edmonton, are not.

Also, it does not hurt to have a goalie like Jake Oettinger. His odds to win the Vezina Trophy lay steady around +1000. Even better for Dallas fans, Oettinger keeps improving as the season goes on. Despite an early injury, he now has 13 wins in 22 starts, two shutouts, and 11 goals saved above average.

Oilers vs Stars Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Total
11/5/2022 EDM 2 – DAL 6 DAL DAL Over
4/20/2022 EDM 5 – DAL 2 EDM EDM Over
3/22/2022 DAL 5 – EDM 3 DAL DAL Over
11/23/2021 DAL 4 – EDM 1 DAL DAL Under
3/3/2020 DAL 1 – EDM 2 (OT) WAS EDM Under

The teams faced off twice last season with the teams winning at home. Dallas won the opening meeting on November 5th by a margin of 6-2 over Edmonton.

Oilers vs Stars Prediction

Now, Dallas enjoys a home respite for the holidays before going out on the road for two games. The Oilers are on the road tonight before heading back for a Friday date with Vancouver in Edmonton.

Oilers vs Stars Same-Game Parlay Picks

Pick Odds
Dallas Moneyline -145
Under 6.5 Goals +100
PARLAY ODDS  +230

The risk lies not with the moneyline, but with that under. Chances that it goes up to 7.0 are out there. Keep that in mind.

Despite Edmonton being constantly in games lately with seven combined goals in each, could this game feature a touch more defense than expected? It is quite possible, especially if Skinner starts. This proves to be a fun risk to wager on tonight.

Pick: Edmonton vs Dallas Under 6.5 Goals (+100)

 

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