Edmonton Oilers Odds

This week's Oilers moneyline, goal line and totals at top Ontario sportsbooks

The franchise responsible for one of the greatest dynasties in the history of professional sports makes its home in Alberta. The Edmonton Oilers club of the 1980s is the stuff of legends. The team featured an amazing array of talent while racking up six conference crowns and winning the Stanley Cup — an astounding five times in seven seasons.

While the team has never been able to touch those heights again, there is once again some serious star power to be found in Edmonton. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are two of the top players in the NHL, and there’s a solid supporting cast behind them. Liftoff has yet to be achieved in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it could happen before too long.

Interest in the club is already massive in Edmonton and across the nation, but an even bigger boom could be just around the corner. Legal single-game betting appears poised to be unveiled in Canada, and Ontario is expected to be the first point of entry. That means that Ontario Lottery and Gaming’s Proline games will have some competition.

Top operators like DraftKings and FanDuel could bring their stellar mobile apps north of the border as a result. So what will that mean for betting on the Oilers and the rest of the NHL? Now makes for the perfect time to take a detailed look at that. Here’s our complete guide to betting on the Oilers, from tonight’s odds to the club’s chances to win the Stanley Cup and more.

Tonight’s Oilers odds: moneyline, goal line, totals

If there’s an Oilers game on tap, sportsbooks will be ready. Odds for the big pregame bets of money line, goal line, and totals will come out well in advance of game time. You can track all of the movements right up to puck drop via our live odds feed, which pulls together the latest data from all of the top sportsbooks.

Oilers odds to win Stanley Cup/division, make playoffs

There’s no denying that there’s plenty of talent in Edmonton. Is this the year that they finally get it all together on the ice? You can place your bets on that with futures, an active market where you can wager on things like the Oilers being the winners of the next Stanley Cup. We have a customizable live odds feed for futures as well which you can check out down below.

McDavid/Draisaitl prop, MVP odds

The cornerstones of the Oilers, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, both have a Hart Trophy on their resume already. Can either of them add to the collection this season? You can place your bets on that as well. Our live odds feed is the place to go for the latest numbers on the always competitive NHL MVP award race.

Oilers betting data/roster/injury report

Whenever the Oilers are set to hit the ice, you’ll be able to get in on the action quickly and easily at sportsbooks. Before doing so, you’ll naturally want to take a closer look at the matchup and see if there are any edges to be found.

As part of your research, you should be paying close attention to any news and notes surrounding the team, as well as key betting trends that shouldn’t be ignored. Let’s take a look at some of the top points to know about the Oilers.

Oilers live betting odds

At sportsbooks, betting on the Oilers isn’t solely relegated to pregame action. After the puck drops, there will be a whole new range of opportunities to explore. Live betting has taken off like wildfire in recent times. The fast-moving style of wagering is available at all of the top Ontario betting apps. Odds and offerings will be based on what’s happening and will include:

  • In-game betting on moneyline, goal line, and totals
  • New player prop opportunities
  • Bet on slices of the game like periods and power plays

Live betting is a featured offering on mobile apps from the top sportsbooks. Once the game gets underway, you can simply log in and keep an eye on the market to see when something appealing comes up. Also known as in-game betting, this intriguing way to get in on the action continues to soar in popularity.

Quick glossary of NHL bets

The NHL betting menu is filled with opportunities. When you check out an upcoming slate at an online or mobile sportsbook, you’ll see all of the upcoming contests listed out with the odds and lines for a trio of main bet types.

 MoneylineGoal LineTotal
Calgary Flames+100+1.5 (-135)Over 5.5 (-110)
Edmonton Oilers-120-1.5 (+115)Under 5.5 (-110)

In our above example, the series of numbers next to the two team names are for moneyline, goal line, and totals bets on the contest. Here’s how they work.

  • MoneylinePick a winner from the favourite or underdog, which is designated by negative and positive odds respectively.
  • Goal line: The side you choose has to cover the goal line. It’s typically set at 1.5 for NHL, but many books also offer alternate markets.
  • Totals: You’re betting on the Over/Under of the listed goal amount. The typical range is 5.0-6.0, but some contests will go higher or lower than that.

All three of the above bets will bring in lots of action for NHL games, but there are plenty of other opportunities to explore. For example, if you click through the main game listing, you’ll find props and alternative lines. Here’s a peek at some of the other popular bet types.

Props

Even more ways to wager on the individual games, many of which will revolve around how the top players in the contest will perform.

Oilers first goalscorer:

  • Connor McDavid +125
  • Leon Draisaitl +150
  • Other +175
  • None +350

Parlays

You can make multiple selections on the same betting slip. If you’re right on all of them, you win, but one wrong choice means that you lose.

NHL moneyline parlay

Futures

This is a market where you can make predictions on season-long outcomes. You gain additional rooting interest and the potential to turn a profit.

NHL Hart Trophy winner:

  • Connor McDavid +300
  • Auston Matthews +350
  • Nathan MacKinnon +400

From the main pregame bets to the above three options, that’s plenty to keep you engaged all season long. Additionally, remember that you can live bet in real-time once the games get underway. Oilers hockey and the rest of the NHL season is wildly exciting as it is, but single-game wagering will help bump the appeal up even further.

#1 Oilers/NHL betting secret

Single-game betting on the NHL can be lots of fun, but there are plenty of ups and downs to deal with throughout a lengthy season. There’s simply no way to be right whenever you wager. If there was some kind of magical answer to making the right choice every single time, then sportsbooks wouldn’t be in business for very long.

However, you can place yourself in a position to make the best possible decisions by following some tried and true handicapping principles. For example, you’ll want to analyze the matchup from top to bottom, make note of trends, and factor in any outside news while fully understanding the NHL odds of the matchup.

Additionally, there’s a simple rule that can make a world of difference: always bet with your head and never your heart. The Oilers may be your favourite team, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to win every time. When getting set to bet, keep the following in mind.

  • Have realistic expectations for your favourite teams and players
  • If you can’t bet against those you root for, take a pass
  • Your rooting interest needs to be kept completely separate from wagering

The most likely outcome doesn’t always align with what we want to happen. There are plenty of NHL games to bet on all season long, so there’s simply no reason to place bets on contests that you can’t mentally distance yourself from. Continually betting with your heart can be a long-term recipe for disaster, and it can leave you wishing that you had listened to your head more often.

Vegas odds on the Oilers

For decades, if you wanted to find the best odds on Oilers games and the rest of the NHL slate, the answer was to see what the numbers out of Las Vegas looked like. Today, while the lines out of the desert still carry a tremendous amount of clout, they’re not the only option for bettors who are looking for competitive odds.

The explosive growth of legal sports betting markets has led to operators setting up shop in plenty of new locales. When they do so, they’re posting odds that are right in line with what you’ll find in Sin City. You may find some variances here and there due to market action and other factors, but the Oilers betting odds in your neck of the woods will stack up quite well on an overall basis.

Edmonton Oilers schedule

From roughly October through what will hopefully be a long run into the Stanley Cup playoffs, Oilers fans have plenty of games to enjoy all season long. The regular season is an 82-game march for all clubs that usually wraps up in April, followed by a postseason that can last for two months. For Edmonton, that translates into a schedule that generally breaks like this:

  • 28 division games
  • 24 games against other teams from the same conference
  • 30 games with clubs from the opposing conference

When the above format is followed, Oilers fans will be treated to seeing all of the league’s stars at least a few times per year, as well as plenty of the always intense rivalry games. No matter when they get set to take the ice, remember that our live odds feed is the place to go to compare the latest real-time numbers from across the industry in a single glance.

Edmonton Oilers home games

The Edmonton Oilers began to play in the World Hockey Association for the 1972 season. Home games were played at Edmonton Gardens through 1974. The team then shifted over to the Northlands Coliseum, a venue where they would remain until 2016. The coliseum went through several name changes, including being known as Rexall Place from 2003-16. The team moved into its current digs in 2016. Here are the key details on the Oilers home arena.

  • Name: Rogers Place
  • Address: 10220 104 Avenue NW
  • Location: Edmonton, AB
  • Owner: T5J 4Y8
  • Capacity: 18,347 for ice hockey
  • Groundbreaking: March 3, 2014
  • Opening date: Sept. 8, 2016
  • Construction cost: CAD $480 million
  • Other events hosted: Hockey, UFC, concerts, other entertainment events

Oilers play-by-play/radio

Sportsnet is the main television home for Oilers hockey, but you can also find the occasional game on TSN. Jack Michaels is the main play-by-play voice calling the action, while Louie DeBrusk handles the colour commentary.

The flagship radio station for Oilers games is CHED 680 AM, but the feed is also picked up by other affiliates across the region. Cam Moon and Bob Stauffer are the main duos calling the action, while Reid Wilkins is on board as a game reporter.

Oilers Draft picks

At the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Oilers had a pick in the first round and then had to sit on the sidelines until round four. All told, the club walked away with six new members of the organization. Here’s who they selected.

  • 1 – Dylan Holloway, C, University of Wisconsin
  • 4 – Carter Savoie, LW, Sherwood Park Crusaders
  • 5 – Tyler Tullio, RW, Oshawa Generals
  • 5 – Maxim Berezkin, LW, Yaroslavl Jrs.
  • 6 – Filip Engaras, F, University of New Hampshire
  • 7 – Jeremias Lindewall, LW, Modo Juniors

Looking back over the past decade, the Oilers have done a solid job with drafting, but that hasn’t translated into much in the way of postseason success. Here’s a look at all of the Edmonton first-round selections over the past 10 years.

  • 2019 – Philip Broberg, D, AIK
  • 2018 – Evan Bouchard, D, London Knights
  • 2017 – Kailer Yamamoto, RW, Spokane Chiefs
  • 2016 – Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, Karpat
  • 2015 – Connor McDavid, V, Erie Otters
  • 2014 – Leon Draisaitl, C, Prince Albert Raiders
  • 2013 – Darnell Nurse, D, Soo Greyhounds
  • 2012 – Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia Sting
  • 2011 – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer Rebels
  • 2010 – Taylor Hall, LW, Windsor Spitfires

Oilers franchise scoring leaders

Some of the greatest players in NHL history have been members of the Oilers, and the franchise record books reflect that. Many of the names at the top of the charts were members of the team’s historic dynasty era in the 1980s. Here’s a look at the leaders in several of the major statistical categories.

CatergoryPlayerTenure
Games Played - SkaterKevin Lowe - 1,0371979-92, 1996-98
GoalsWayne Gretzky - 5831979-88
AssistsWayne Gretzky - 1,0861979-88
PointsWayne Gretzky - 1,6691979-88
ShotsWayne Gretzky - 2,7921979-88
Power Play GoalsRyan Smyth and Glenn Anderson - 126Smyth: 1994-2006, 2011-14
Anderson: 1980-91, 1995-96
Games Played - GoalieBill Ranford - 4491987-96, 1999-2000
WinsGrant Fuhr - 2261981-91
Goals Against AverageTommy Salo - 2.441998-2004
Save PercentageCam Talbot - .9122015-19

 Oilers coach/coaching staff

Dave Tippett has been the head coach for the Oilers since 2019. After over a decade of playing in the NHL, he entered the coaching ranks in 1994 at the minor league level. He has previously served as head coach of the Dallas Stars and Arizona Coyotes. Tippett has guided the Oilers to the postseason in both seasons behind the bench, but the team lost its first series both times. Here’s a look at the rest of the Edmonton coaching staff.

  • Jim Playfair, Associate coach
  • Glen Gulutzan, Assistant coach
  • Brian Wiseman, Assistant coach
  • Ken Hitchcock, Advisor
  • Dustin Schwartz, Goaltending coach
  • Sylvain Rodrigue, Goaltending coach
  • Jeremy Coupal, Video coach
  • David Pelletier, Skating coach

Past Oilers coaches

Edmonton has been searching for a long-term answer at head coach for some time now, and the natural hope is that Tippett is the person to fit the bill. Over the past decade alone, six other coaches have preceded him. Here’s a look back at how they fared in the regular season and postseason during their time on the Oilers bench.

NameTenureRegular SeasonPlayoffs
Ken Hitchcock2018-1926-28-8N/A
Todd McLellan2015-18123-119-247-6
Todd Nelson2014-1517-25-9N/A
Dallas Eakins2013-1436-63-14N/A
Ralph Krueger2012-1319-22-7N/A
Tom Renney2010-1257-85-22N/A

Oilers logo/mascot

The primary team colours for the Oilers are orange, navy blue, and white. While the club has used various uniform styles through the years, the main logo features the team name enclosed in a circular border with an oil drip on top.

In 2016, the team finally introduced a mascot. Hunter the Lynx made his official debut on Oct. 12, 2016. He’s a Canadian lynx who wears the number 72 on his Oilers sweater, marking the year that the team made its debut.

Who owns the Oilers?

The Oilers were founding members of the short-lived World Hockey Association. Bill Hunter was the original owner, along with partner Charles Allard. They sold out to Nelson Skalbania in 1976, and he would go on to bring on Peter Pocklington as a full partner. Pocklington gained full control of the franchise not too long afterward.

After the WHA folded, the Oilers joined the NHL for the 1979-80 season. Pocklington remained at the helm until 1998. The club was in trouble and exploring a move, but the Edmonton Investors Group stepped in to acquire the Oilers for $70 million. In 2008, Daryl Katz acquired the team for $200 million. He remains in control of the franchise.

The latest NHL franchise value estimates have the Oilers valued at $550 million. Here are some of the key members of the management team.

  • Tom Anselmi, President, Business Operations & COO
  • Bob Nicholson, Chairman
  • Kevin Lowe, Alternate Governor
  • Ken Holland, General Manager and President of Hockey Operations
  • Keith Gretzky, Assistant GM

How much are Oilers tickets?

There’s a direct link to purchase tickets on the Edmonton Oilers page at NHL.com. Tickets can also be found on all of the major outlets, including TicketMaster, SeatGeek, and Vivid Seats. Prices can vary based on demand, but below is a general range of what to expect if you’re looking to catch the club in person.

  • The low end of $29 or less
  • The average ticket price for the most recent season was $90
  • Many prices in between these two ranges with premium seats and suites going for much higher than the average

The club has an incredibly loyal and passionate following, so tickets are always in demand. Naturally, there can be an even greater spike in interest when the club is playing particularly well or if they make it to the postseason. Those interested in specific games should make note of when the NHL schedule is released annually and plan accordingly.

Where to watch/stream Oilers games online for free

Sportsnet holds the rights to Oilers games, but you’ll also find some games on TSN during the season. Both networks can be found in cable, satellite, and streaming packages, but always do a double-check before signing up for any new packages. The two networks also provide online and mobile feeds, but valid login credentials are required.

The NHL Live subscription service also provides access to live games, but local blackout rules will generally apply. For mobile viewers, remember that you can log in to your favourite sportsbook and toggle back and forth for live betting. The audio feed of Oilers games can be found on TuneIn radio and other select providers.

Edmonton Oilers franchise by the numbers

From 1972 to the present, it has been quite the ride for Oilers fans. The WHA years were entertaining and set the stage for one of the greatest dynasties that pro sports have ever known. Fast forward to the present time, and Edmonton is home to two of the game’s top talents in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. As we patiently await some more additions to the trophy case, here are some more facts and figures about the Oilers.

How much would it cost to buy the Oilers?

According to the latest NHL franchise valuations from Forbes, the Oilers are worth $550 million. That places them in 14th place on the overall list, and fourth out of the seven Canada-based clubs. The New York Rangers top the charts at $1.65 billion, followed by the Toronto Maple Leafs at $1.5 billion and the Montreal Canadiens at $1.34 billion. The Arizona Coyotes are last on the list with a tag of $285 million.

What year was the Edmonton Oilers founded?

The Oilers came into existence in 1972 as one of the founding members of the World Hockey Association. They played in that league until its folding in 1979, making the playoffs in five of seven seasons. Edmonton was one of four WHA franchises that joined the NHL for the 1979-80 campaign. The club had an extraordinary run of success with five Stanley Cup wins in the decade that followed.

Who is the highest-paid player on the Oilers?

It’s superstar Connor McDavid at the top of the charts. He inked an eight-year, $100 million contracts with the club back in 2018 which works out to an annual cap hit of $12.5 million. McDavid is signed through the 2025-26 season. The Oilers salary cap situation is very top-heavy as just five players carry a total cap hit of $5 million or more.

  • C Connor McDavid, $12.5 million
  • C Leon Draisaitl, $8.5 million
  • C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, $6 million
  • LW James Neal, $5.75 million
  • D Darnell Nurse, $5.6 million

How many Oilers are in the NHL Hall of Fame?

A total of 11 players and four builders who spent at least some time with the Oilers organization have been inducted into the hall. Here’s the list of players along with the years they spent in Edmonton.

  • Glenn Anderson, 1980-91, 1995-96
  • Paul Coffey, 1980-87
  • Grant Fuhr, 1980-91
  • Wayne Gretzky, 1978-88
  • Jari Kurri, 1980-90
  • Kevin Lowe, 1979-92, 1996-98
  • Mark Messier, 1979-91
  • Adam Oates, 2003-04
  • Jacques Plante, 1974-75
  • Chris Pronger, 2005-06
  • Norm Ullman, 1975-77

How many numbers have the Oilers retired?

To date, the Oilers have retired seven numbers, first for Al Hamilton in 1980 and last for Glenn Anderson in 2009. Here’s the list along with the year that the team took the number out of circulation.

  • 3 – D Al Hamilton, 1980
  • 7 – D Paul Coffey, 2005
  • 9 – RW Glenn Anderson, 2009
  • 11 – C Mark Messier, 2007
  • 17 – RW Jari Kurri, 2001
  • 31 – G Grant Fuhr, 2003
  • 99 – C Wayne Gretzky, 1999

How many times have the Oilers made it to the Stanley Cup Finals?

The Oilers have made it to the Stanley Cup finals seven times, winning five of them. All of the victories came over a span between 1983 and 1990. Here’s a quick look back at all seven finals series and the result.

  • 1982-83: Lost in four games to New York Islanders
  • 1983-84: Won over New York Islanders in five games
  • 1984-85: Won over Philadelphia Flyers in five games
  • 1986-87: Won over Philadelphia Flyers in seven games
  • 1987-88: Won over Boston Bruins in four games
  • 1989-90: Won over Boston Bruins in five games
  • 2005-06: Lost in seven games to Carolina Hurricanes

What season did the Oilers record the most points?

The Oilers have racked up 100 points a total of seven times over 41 NHL seasons. The high-water mark happened twice during the dynasty era of the 1980s. Here’s a peek at the seven seasons along with the result in that year’s postseason.

  • 1981-82: 111 points, lost in division semifinals
  • 1982-83: 106 points, lost in Stanley Cup final
  • 1983-84: 119 points, won Stanley Cup
  • 1984-85: 109 points, won Stanley Cup
  • 1985-86: 119 points, lost in division finals
  • 1986-87: 106 points, won Stanley Cup
  • 2016-17: 103 points, lost in the second round

When did the Oilers draft Wayne Gretzky?

Gretzky began his career with the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA in 1978, but he was moved to the Edmonton Oilers after playing just eight games with the team. The Racers were in dire financial straits and folded soon thereafter, while the Oilers moved on to join the NHL. Gretzky played in Edmonton through the end of the 1987-88 season. He was moved to the Los Angeles Kings in a blockbuster trade in the offseason, perhaps the most historic NHL player transaction of all time.

Which Oilers player scored the most game-winning goals?

During his time in Edmonton, Gretzky began rewriting the NHL record books. He retired following the 1998-99 season but remains atop the charts in numerous NHL categories. He’s also the all-time leader for the Oilers in several stats, but second when it comes to game-winning goals. Here are the top five in team history for GWGs.

  • 1 – Glenn Anderson, 72
  • 2 – Wayne Gretzky, 61
  • 3 – Jari Kurri, 60
  • 4 – Ryan Smyth, 45
  • 5 – Connor McDavid, 44

Which Oilers goalie has recorded the most shoutouts?

Edmonton has featured several memorable net minders through the years. While Grant Fuhr, a key fixture of the Stanley Cup-winning clubs, is a popular choice when the topic of the team’s best-ever goalie comes up, he’s not the only name to be found at the top of the franchise record books. Here are the top five on the Oilers list for shutouts.

  • 1 – Tommy Salo, 23
  • 2 – Curtis Joseph, 14
  • 3 – Cam Talbot, 12
  • 4 – Grant Fuhr, 9
  • 5 – Devan Dubnyk and Bill Ranford, 8