Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars NHL Pick – March 22

A hugely important Western Conference clash will go down deep in the state of Texas on Tuesday evening, as the Edmonton Oilers head to Dallas to take on the surging Stars.

It was a tough outing for the Oilers last night in Colorado, losing 3-2 to a talented Avalanche side. Though Edmonton played well and controlled much of the play at even strength, a disappointing result has the team in a tough position heading into Dallas. The Oilers haven’t fared well in back-to-back spots this season, and with the Stars hungry for a playoff push, you can expect to see Dallas’ best effort on Tuesday night.

The Stars enter likely disappointed with where they see themselves in the standings, but with just over a month of the regular season remaining, this veteran-laden squad knows there’s time to vault into playoff contention. Beating the Oilers on Tuesday would be a key start. Dallas returns home from a .500 road trip, and will turn to Jake Oettinger in goal. They’ve been excellent on home ice this season, and look for Dallas to place a real emphasis on getting off to a hot start taking on the road-weary Oilers.

With the regular season rapidly winding down, every game and point becomes essential going forward. Tuesday’s big-time Western Conference game in Dallas remains no different. Expect a fast-paced and intense matchup between two teams jostling for playoff positions. Continue reading on beneath the posted odds for added insight, trends, news, and betting analysis for the Stars and Oilers. Enjoy the game, folks!

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Live Odds & Betting History

*These odds are provided by BetOnline.ag

Spread:

  • Edmonton Oilers +1.5 (-215)
  • Dallas Stars -1.5 (+195)
Moneyline:

  • Edmonton Oilers (+115)
  • Dallas Stars (-125)
Total Points:

  • Over 6 (-120)
  • Under 6 (+100)
TEAM DATA OILERS STARS
Overall Record 35-23-5 34-24-3
ATS Record 30-33 27-34
Home/Away Record 16-11-5 20-8-1
Goals Per Game 3.4 2.9
Goals Against Per Game 3.2 3.0
Shots On Goal Per Game 33.7 30.8
Shooting % 10.0 9.5

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Prediction:

Since Jay Woodcroft was brought in to coach the Oilers and take over for former bench boss Dave Tippett, Edmonton has been playing much better hockey. Their shot metrics have improved, and with them securing points in six straight contests – the Oilers seem to once again be relatively comfortable in terms of playoff positioning.

But a loss against a Dallas team hot on their tails would complicate that position, and it’s what makes Tuesday’s clash such an important one. Edmonton feasted on easy competition over the past few weeks, and going into Dallas in a back-to-back spot certainly won’t be an easy feat. Edmonton’s offense remains top-heavy with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl leading the way, devoid of contributions with others. Their defensive play remains shaky, and their goaltending is wildly erratic. It’s believed the Oilers will go with Mikko Koskinen Tuesday night, who has had a pretty brutal season to date – entering with a save percentage below .900.

Dallas will test Koskinen regularly, and will be keen to push the pace to take advantage of a tired group. The Stars will be without Miro Heiskanen on the blue-line, but should be able to keep Edmonton playing defense with the depth and talent of their forward lines. Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz enter Tuesday in elite form on Dallas’ top line, and nobody on the Oilers will be able to limit their offense.

The Stars should control this game from start to finish. This is a group that has steadily improved throughout the season, and currently sit top-10 in many shooting and chance metrics at even strength. Jake Oettinger has been elite in goal this season, boasting a .917 save percentage in his past four contests. The youngster has been known to make some highlight-reel saves thus far into his NHL career, and he can be counted on for a solid game against the likes of McDavid and Draisaitl.

 

Oilers vs. Stars Trends To Know:

  • Oilers are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
  • Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.
  • Oilers are 1-6 in their last 7 games following OT on the previous day.
  • Oilers are 1-5 in their last 6 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
  • Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
  • Stars are 19-7 in their last 26 games as a home favorite.
  • Oilers are 11-33-1 in the last 45 meetings in Dallas.

 

Expect a dominant showing from a much healthier Stars team on Tuesday night.  Fighting for their playoff lives, this veteran group should be able to execute and take full advantage of an Edmonton squad that is coming into Dallas in a tough schedule spot.  Losing in OT, at altitude, to the Avalanche just 24 hours prior is not an easy situation, and look for the Stars to take full advantage, putting a few by a shaky Mikko Koskinen in the process. Without great depth, Edmonton struggles in short-rest spots, while the Stars have thrived in a similar role here in 2022. Great value on Dallas on Tuesday night!

 

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Will S. / Author

Will has been working with The Sports Geek since its early days back in 2010. He began as a soccer specialist, focusing on detailed reports for major international competitions, including the World Cup and European Championships. Since then, he has produced weekly pick articles on both the NFL and English Premier League, while also contributing blog posts on the NHL, MLB, and even WWE wrestling. Will is also an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy player, always eager to share his thoughts and insight on anything going on in the world of sports.

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