Oilers vs Stars Picks and Prediction – 6/1/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 05/30/2024 at 11:10 AM ET

Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars 05/31/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 6/1/2024, 12:30 AM UTC
Latest Odds: DAL -130; O/U 5.5

Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars Prediction

The Edmonton Oilers visit American Airlines Center on Friday to play the Dallas Stars in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals best of seven series. The opening face off will be at 8:30 PM ET and TNT will televise the game. The series is tied 2-2 after Edmonton defeated Dallas 5-2 in Dallas Wednesday night. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our expert NHL picks.

Edmonton Oilers Preview

Edmonton gave up two early goals in the first period to Dallas but held the Stars scoreless the rest of the way and proceeded to score five unanswered goals of their own. Five different players for Edmonton each scored one goal in the victory, while Connor McDavid had three assists for the Oilers. Stuart Skinner made 20 saves for Edmonton.

During the regular season, Edmonton was 49-27-6, with 104 points, finishing second in the Pacific Division. Edmonton has a goals for average of 3.63 per game in 16 playoff games and has taken an average of 30.3 shots per game. Edmonton is scoring 32.6% of the time on the power play. Zach Hyman is leading Edmonton in goals scored during the playoffs with 13. Connor McDavid is the leader in assists with 24 and is the points leader with 28, while Leon Draisaitl is second in points with 26 (10 goals, 16 assists).  

Edmonton is ninth in goals against at 2.81 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 14 playoff games, Skinner is 9-5 with a goals against average of 2.76 and save percentage of .887.

Dallas Stars Preview

Dallas’ Wyatt Johnston scored a goal 58 seconds into the game on Wednesday night and Esa Lindell scored just five minutes later for the Stars, but Dallas would not score again. Jake Oettinger made 24 saves for Dallas in the loss. 

Dallas won the Central division with a record of 52-21-9 and 113 points. Dallas is seventh in goals for in the playoffs at 2.94 per game. Dallas is taking an average of 28.6 shots per game and the power play is scoring 22.5% of the time. Wyatt Johnston has nine goals to lead Dallas in the playoffs and Miro Heiskanen and Jason Robertson are second with six apiece. Robertson and Heiskanen have 10 assists apiece to lead the Stars and are the points leaders with 16 each. 

Dallas is fifth in goals against average during the playoffs at 2.53 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 17 playoff games, Oettinger is 10-7 with a goals against average of 2.20 and save percentage of .919.

Our Free NHL Pick for Dallas Stars vs Edmonton Oilers

Oilers vs Stars Pick

Edmonton has climbed back into the series leveling it at 2-2 and will pick up a victory on the road Friday in Game 5, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in four of Edmonton's last five played on the road, in seven of the last 10 Edmonton has played on the road versus Dallas and in 13 of Dallas’ last 20 overall. Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner has lowered his goals against average to 2.76, while Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger has a 2.20 goals against average. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win but our best to play is UNDER 3-2.

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