Prediction & Picks: Oilers vs Knights Game 3

Nate Hornung

Mon May 08 2023

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The Oilers and Knights head to Edmonton for tonight’s game, and we’ve got the best prediction and picks for you for this Game 3 matchup.

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Oilers vs Knights Series Recap

Game 1 Recap

The Knights took Game 1 after an absolute thriller. We saw 10 total goals, including 5 in the 1st period. We also saw all 4 Oiler goals come off the stick of Leon Draisaitl.

Vegas ended up winning 6-4 with an empty netter to seal the deal late in the 3rd. The Golden Knights outshot the Oilers 33-27 on their way to victory.

Game 2 Recap

Game 2 was different.

The Oilers came out absolutely screaming. The Oilers scored less than 3 minutes into the contest, another goal by none other than Mr. Draisaitl (He ended with 2 goals). Then it was Evan Bouchard five minutes later, Connor McDavid four minutes after that, and then another one from Draisaitl to go into the locker room up 4-0.

They never looked back.

McDavid got his second goal of the game during the 2nd period, and the Knights got one in the 3rd to make it a 5-1 Oiler victory. The Knights were still able to put up 31 shots, but Stuart Skinner made nearly every save.

Let’s get into tonight’s matchup!

Oilers vs Golden Knights Game 3

Matchup Information

  • Venue & Location: Rogers Place (Edmonton, AB, Canada)
  • Date: Monday, May 8th, 2023
  • Puck Drop: 8:30pm Eastern
  • Broadcast: ESPN

Betting Odds

Odds courtesy of BetMGM.

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  • Edmonton Oilers -1.5 (+125)
  • Vegas Golden Knights +1.5 (-155)


  • Edmonton Oilers -185
  • Vegas Golden Knights +150


  • Over 7 (+110)
  • Under 7 (-135)

Prediction & Picks: Game 3

In the 2nd Round of last year’s playoffs, the Oilers played the Calgary Flames. The first two games were in Calgary, where the Oilers lost Game One 9-6, and then won Game Two 5-3.

Traveling to Edmonton for Game 3, the Oilers won in dominant fashion 4-1 and went on the win the series in five games.

Now, both of these teams are top of the league on the road and at home. However I will give the Oilers the slight edge tonight.

However, I won’t be laying the juice on the ML, or betting on EDM in Regulation.

Both games in Edmonton went into Overtime between these two teams, with each team walking away with a 4-3 victory.

Oilers vs Knights Player Props

Leon Draisaitl Over 3.5 SOGs (-128) FanDuel

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How could you not ride with this man? He’s been on an absolute tear in the playoffs.

In this playoff campaign, Draisaitl has hit this number in 5/8 games, posting at least 3 SOGs in every game. In eight total games, he has 34 SOGs on 58 Shot Attempts. He’s also had at least 6 shot attempts in every single playoff game.

Against the Knights this year, Draisaitl has cleared this in 5/6 games, including five straight. In this series, he has 9 SOGs on 15 Shot Attempts in two games.

If you’re not convinced on his SOGs, I recommend his point line as well.

Leon Draisaitl Over 1.5 Points (-122) FanDuel

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Leon hits this number in 58% of home games this season, and like I said, he’s been on another level in the playoffs.

He’s had one point in all eight playoff games, and has cleared this line in 5/8, including two straight to start this series. He’s scored in 7/8 with 4 multi-goal games.

Against Vegas, Draisaitl has cleared this line in all 6 games this year. He’s hit this in 6 of his L10 overall, and 7 of his L10 in Edmonton.

I think either could be a good look for a reasonable price tonight.

Bonus Pick?

Oilers -1.5 (+135) Caesar’s

I know both games have gone into overtime in Edmonton, but I truly think the Oilers found their stride and are ready to make a championship run. Getting a dominating win on the road before traveling back home is huge for team morale.

I think Edmonton continues to cruise on the skates of their stars. I like the Oilers to get a 5-2 win at home tonight.

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Nate Hornung
Nate Hornung

Nate has been a recreational sports bettor for about 4 years. In that time, he has grown to love the pursuit of winners and sticking it to The Man. Currently pursuing a Math degree, Nate hopes to get a better understanding of numbers to help him become a more profitable sports gambler, however he will be the first to tell you this game is about more than just stats.