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The Edmonton Oilers will head back to Dallas for a Game 5 battle with the Stars. Can Jake Oettinger and the Stars shut down Connor McDavid and the Oilers early? Krabs analyzes this one and provides his best bet for Oilers vs. Stars Game 5.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Best Bet: Can Stars Slow Down Connor McDavid, Oilers Early in Game 5?

What a series it’s been between the Oilers and Stars. The NHL playoffs have been electric, and the winner of Game 5 between these two teams is more than likely going to the Stanley Cup. With all the pressure and the lights at their brightest, I’ve got a first period play that I love in this high-stakes matchup…


  • Date: May 31, 2024
  • Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: TNT

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 5 Prediction

After two straight overs with 15 combined goals, you know my contrarian senses are tingling watching the total in this game drop from o/u 6 to o/u 5.5. Both of these teams know that tonight’s game is the most important of the series; whoever wins on Friday night is most likely playing for the Cup.

With the home-ice advantage shifting to Dallas, I’m expecting both teams to come out a little slower and more conservative than we’ve seen in recent games. Dallas is coming off a loss, but with them returning home I think they will come out in no rush to push the pace If anything, they’ll let Edmonton on the road make the first mistake. I just don’t see the Stars potent offense waking up until the second period...

Edmonton now has all the momentum in this series after tying it up in Game 4. Although they won’t be playing at home tonight, all the pressure will be on them to keep their foot on the gas and try to potentially steal a win on the road on Friday night. If they don’t, their season is more than likely over. I’m predicting the lights to be a little too bright for the role players surrounding McDavid on the ice for Edmonton tonight. Don’t expect to see the Oilers lighting up the scoreboard on Friday.

Fade both offenses early-on as they look to play conservative, wait for the other team to make the first mistake and are still getting a feel for the opposing team in Dallas tonight. I’ll meet you at the cash counter after the first period ends 0-0.


Pick: EDM/DAL 1P u1.5 (-110) Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds


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Krabs is a contrarian bettor who isn’t afraid to fade the public or go against the grain. His betting style not only produces winners but has changed the way many think about the sports betting process. You’ll find Krabs betting on anything from the NFL (at a 60% clip in 2022) to the KBO (8-1-1 in 2022). You won’t find many handicappers with more college basketball knowledge or insight than Krabs. A native of the “DMV,” you can find his work @Krabs_Bets on Twitter, or on Behind the Lines, his daily sports betting show on twitch.


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