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Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 2: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

It took a double overtime thriller, but Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers were able to outlast the Dallas Stars to take a 1-0 lead in the 2024 NHL Western Conference Finals.

To get you set for Saturday's Game 2, here are our Oilers vs. Stars best bets.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 2 betting picks and predictions

Dallas Stars ML (-140)

While Game 1 technically took double overtime, it was just 32 seconds in when Connor McDavid scored the game-winning goal for the Oilers. That was the fourth-fastest goal in an extra session, and now the Stars will need to try and even the series before it heads to Edmonton.

We’ll be backing them to do so, as they very nearly took Game 1 in the first overtime. After Matt Duchene drew a four-minute major on McDavid and got a nasty cut to the face, the Stars had ample opportunities to capitalize on the long power play.

We even saw one shot that looked sure to go in but ended up bouncing off the post after getting past netminder Stuart Skinner of the Oilers.

If not for the first couple of minutes in the first period, Dallas would have completely shut out an offense led by McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, which is all but unheard of.

In fact, that’s exactly what they did in the most recent regular season matchup between these teams prior to Thursday’s Game 1. That was a convincing 5-0 win by the Stars, giving them the 2-1 regular season series win over Edmonton.

We certainly can’t expect a replication of that game, but with Dallas being the fourth-highest scoring team in the NHL at home and now having shaken off the rust after being off for a week, this is their chance to even up the series. 

Miro Heiskanen over 0.5 assists (-110)

As for our best Oilers vs Stars player props pick, we are again going to focus on the Dallas side of the ice.

Before we talk about Miro Heiskanen, it’s worth noting that we would also suggest taking Matt Duchene to record a point once it has been confirmed that he is good to go for Game 2.

Regardless, Heiskanen is a skater that is as reliable as it gets, especially when it comes to assists. Of his 54 points this season, 45 have been helpers, proving that they are the calling card of the defenseman.

Of course, it helps that he has elite goalscorers alongside him in Jason Robertson and Jamie Benn.

It’s also a huge benefit that 20-year-old Wyatt Johnston has become a household name this postseason, and he now has the shortest odds of any Dallas skater to score a goal (+170). In other words, Heiskanen has plenty of options to pass to.

He’s proven that he can get the job done against the Oilers as well, as he recorded three assists in their three regular season matchups.

On top of all that, his 13 points in these Stanley Cup Playoffs is tied for the team lead with Jason Robertson.

As you may expect, most of them have been assists with eight to his name so far, so while you may play it safe and take his overall points prop, there is more value in his assist prop.

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Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 2 odds

Edmonton Oilers

+120 ML

Dallas Stars

-140 ML

Puck Line

DAL -1.5

Total Goals

O/U 5.5

Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars Game 2 player props

Anytime Goalscorer

Zach Hyman (EDM Oilers)


Leon Draisaitl (EDM Oilers)


Connor McDavid (EDM Oilers)


Wyatt Johnston (DAL Stars)


Jason Robertson (DAL Stars)


Tyler Seguin (DAL Stars)


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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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