2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Oilers vs. Stars Preview (05/23/2024)

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Oilers vs. Stars Preview (05-23-2024)

Last round, the Edmonton Oilers barely got past the Vancouver Canucks. To illuminate, Edmonton was forced to rally and win the final two games. Including a decisive 7th game at Vancouver 3-2. Now the Oilers face the Dallas Stars, who eliminated the Colorado Avalanche in six Stanley Cup betting odds games. Dallas has the goaltending edge with Jake Oettinger over Edmonton’s Stuart Skinner. But Skinner did come through in Edmonton’s final two wins over the Canucks. And Edmonton does boast the best player on the ice, Connor McDavid. By contrast, the Stars are a deep team and well-structured.

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Matchup Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars

Date and Time:Thursday, May 23, 2024, 8:30 P.M. ET.
Location:American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX.
TV Coverage:TNT, truTV
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Oilers+1½ -2306 -110+110
Stars-1½ +1906 -110-130
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Dallas Stars (1C) vs. Edmonton Oilers (2P)

  • Game 1: Oilers at Stars — May 23, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT, truTV)
  • Game 2: Oilers at Stars — May 25, 8 p.m. ET (TNT, truTV)
  • Game 3: Stars at Oilers — May 27, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT, truTV)
  • Game 4: Stars at Oilers — May 29, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT, truTV)
  • + Game 5: Oilers at Stars — May 31, TBD (TNT, truTV)
  • + Game 6: Stars at Oilers — June 2, TBD (TNT, truTV)
  • + Game 7: Oilers at Stars — June 4, TBD (TNT, truTV)

Edmonton Oilers Team Overview

This year, the Edmonton Oilers are 49-27-6 straight up and 35-43-4 over/under the online wagering total. Also, Edmonton is 5th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Edmonton is 9 points behind the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Edmonton has covered one out of their last five games. In contrast, the Oilers have gone over the total in two of its previous seven matchups.

Edmonton has NHL rankings of 4th for goals scored and 4th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Oilers have NHL rankings of 10th for goals against and 16th for penalty killing.

So far, in the playoffs, C Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with one goal, 11 assists, 12 points, and a +3. C Leon Draisaitl adds five goals, five assists, 10 points, and a +2. Also, C Zach Hyman brings seven goals, one assist, eight points, and a +3. Goaltender Stuart Skinner has a 2.58 goals against average, a .910 save percentage, and a record of 4-1 with one shutout.

Dallas Stars Team Overview

This season, the Dallas Stars are 52-21-9 straight up and 43-39 over/under the total. Also, Dallas is 1st in the Western Conference playoff standings. Vancouver is four points behind the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Dallas has covered four out of their last five games. While the Stars have gone over the total in one of its previous four matchups.

Dallas has NHL rankings of 4th for goals scored and 6th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Stars have NHL rankings of 9th for goals against and 8th for penalty killing.

So far in the playoffs, G. Jake Oettinger has a 2.09 goals against average, a .918 save percentage, and a record of 8-5. D Miro Heiskanen leads Dallas with five goals, eight assists, 13 points and a -2. LW Jason Robinson has three goals, nine assists, 12 points, and a -3. At the same time, C Wyatt Johnston adds seven goals, four assists, 11 points, and a +3.

Oilers vs. Stars SBG Free Picks

On this occasion, the Stars have the better goaltending and NHL Playoff betting odds depth. Additionally, Dallas has home-ice advantage.

Oilers vs. Stars SBG Best Bet: Dallas Stars

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