Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers: Game preview, predictions, and odds for Western Conference finals Game 5 | May 31, 2024

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Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers: Game preview, predictions, and odds

Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals between the Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers will take place on Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Edmonton won Game 1 and then Dallas won Games 2 and 3.

The Dallas Stars initially took a 2-0 lead early in Game 4, but the Oilers rallied to score five goals to secure a 5-2 victory to level the series 2-2.

Dallas beat the Vegas Golden Knights in seven games and the Colorado Avalanche in six games to advance to the Conference Finals. The Oilers reached the Conference Finals after winning against the LA Kings in five games and the Vancouver Canucks in seven.

Stars vs Oilers: Head-to-head & key numbers

  • The Stars went 2-0-1 against Edmonton in the regular season.
  • Dallas averaged 3.59 goals per game, which ranked third in the NHL.
  • The Oilers allowed 2.88 goals per game, which ranks 10th.
  • The Stars allow 2.83 goals per game, which ranks eighth.
  • Edmonton averaged 3.56 goals per game, which ranked fourth.

Stars vs Oilers: Odds & Prediction

The Dallas Stars are -130 favorites while the Edmonton Oilers are +110 underdogs, while the over/under is set at six goals, with the under juiced to -125, at DraftKings.

Dallas enters Game 5 with a potentially major injury, as defenseman Chris Tanev was seen wearing a walking boot. If Tanev can't go, that is a major issue for Dallas as he is one of the best shutdown defensemen in the NHL.

If Tanev can't go, it will make stopping Connor McDavid and the Oilers offense that much harder. But, even with that, Dallas has been a tough team to beat at home, and Jake Oettinger should have a much better performance here than he did in Game 4. Meanwhile, Stuart Skinner's inconsistency could benefit the Dallas Stars, as could get plenty of goals.

Prediction: Stars 4, Oilers 2

Stars vs Oilers: Betting Tips

Tip 1: Dallas to win -130.

Tip 2: Jason Robertson over 2.5 shots on goal +100

Tip 3: Matt Duchene over 1.5 shots on goal -140

Tip 4: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins over 0.5 points -150

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