Oilers, Jets both underdogs on Saturday NHL odds

Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid, right, talks with Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl (29). (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to close out their current three-game road trip on a winning note when they visit the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night as slim +100 underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Edmonton is coming off a 5-3 victory in Arizona that marked the team's first victory in three road contests going into Saturday night's matchup at T-Mobile Arena.

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl tallied two goals and two assists in Wednesday's win over the Coyotes, and have potted 22 of the team's 45 total goals so far this month. Despite getting full value from their superstar duo, the Oilers have posted consecutive wins just once during their current 5-4-0 run. Edmonton has also failed to post wins in back-to-back games played on the road since October 22.

Fresh off a decisive 5-2 win in Nashville on Wednesday, the Golden Knights return home for Saturday's clash as slim -120 favourites at online betting sites. The Golden Knights have been steady producers on home ice since losing three in a row at T-Mobile Arena in October, including a 5-3 loss to Edmonton on October 22. The team has claimed victory in six of seven home dates since, while averaging over four goals per game during that stretch.

Later on Saturday night, the Calgary Flames aim to pad their lead atop the Pacific Division standings when they host the Winnipeg Jets as -150 chalk. The Flames have been getting the job done at both ends of the ice during a four-game win streak that has lifted them one point up on Edmonton going into the weekend. The team is coming off a decisive 5-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night, and has now outscored opponents by a 19-4 margin during its four-game streak.

Despite their fast start, the Flames continue to lag as a +2500 wager on the Stanley Cup odds. And in addition to posting wins in just two of their past five home dates, the team has lost three of four to Winnipeg on home ice while scoring just one total goal over their past two meetings.

Listed as +125 underdogs for Saturday, the Jets limp into Calgary riding a five-game losing streak after dropping a 7-1 decision in Minnesota on Friday afternoon. Winnipeg has scored just five total goals during its current swoon, which has also extended the team's current road losing streak to five games.

Elsewhere on the Saturday NHL odds, the Ottawa Senators will pay a visit to the Los Angeles Kings as lengthy +200 underdogs, while the Montreal Canadiens visit the Pittsburgh Penguins as a +167 wager on the moneyline.

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