Stars vs Oilers Picks and Prediction – 5/30/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 05/28/2024 at 11:20 AM ET

Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers 05/29/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/30/2024, 12:30 AM UTC
Latest Odds: EDM -125 ; O/U 5.5

Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers Prediction

The Dallas Stars visit Rogers Place Wednesday to play the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals best of seven series. The opening face off is at 8:30 PM ET and will be televised on TNT. Dallas leads the series 2-1 after defeating Edmonton 5-3 on Monday in Game 3. Edmonton must now bounce back at home with a victory to level the series at 2-2 or be on the brink of elimination returning to Dallas for Game 5 trailing 3-1. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our expert NHL picks.

Dallas Stars Preview

Dallas took control of the series with its 5-3 victory over Edmonton on Monday in Game 3. Jason Robertson scored a hat trick for the Stars, who rallied from an early deficit to beat Edmonton and take a 2-1 series lead. Wyatt Johnston and Miro Heiskanen (empty net) also scored goals for the Stars, while Jake Oettinger stopped 26 shots on goal. 

Dallas won the Central division during the regular season with a record of 52-21-9 and 113 points. Dallas is sixth in goals for in the playoffs at 3.00 per game. Dallas is taking an average of 28.4 shots per game and the power play is scoring 23.7% of the time. Wyatt Johnston has eight goals to lead Dallas in the playoffs and Miro Heiskanen and Jason Robertson are second with six apiece. Robertson has 10 assists to lead the Stars and is the leader in points with 16, Heiskanen is second in points with 15. 

Dallas is third in goals against average during the playoffs at 2.38 per game. In the regular season, Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger was 35-14-4 with a goals against average of 2.72 and save percentage of .905. In 16 playoff games, Oettinger is 10-6 with a goals against average of 2.09 and save percentage of .923.

Edmonton Oilers Preview

Edmonton is in a must win situation, trailing 2-1 in the series and cannot afford to lose on Wednesday and return to Dallas for Game 5 trailing 3-1. Connor McDavid had one goal and one assist to lead Edmonton in the loss at home on Monday. Dallas took only 22 shots on Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner, when scoring five goals. 

During the regular season, Edmonton was 49-27-6, finishing with 104 points, which was second in the Pacific Division. Edmonton is second in the NHL during the playoffs in goals for with an average of 3.53 per game and has taken an average of 30.3 shots per game. Edmonton is scoring 33.3% of the time on the power play. Zach Hyman is the leading goal scorer for Edmonton in the playoffs with 13. Connor McDavid is the leader in assists with 21 and is tied for the points lead with Leon Draisaitl (9 goals, 16 assists) at 25. 

Edmonton is ninth in goals against at 2.87 per game during the playoffs. Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner was 36-16-5 with a goals against average of 2.62 and save percentage of .905, during the regular season. In 13 playoff games, Skinner is 8-5 with solid goals against average of 2.76 and save percentage of .885.

Our Free NHL Pick for Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars

Oilers vs Stars Pick

Edmonton is trailing in the series 2-1 heading into Wednesday’s Game 4 but the Oilers will bounce back with a strong effort and level the series at 2-2. Edmonton has won eight of its last 13. Although Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner gave up five goals in just 22 shots on goal, the Oilers netminder has a solid 2.76 goals against average and the Oilers are second in the postseason in goals for at 3.53 per game. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win 4-3.

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