Los Angeles Kings Travel to Edmonton to Face the Oilers
The Los Angeles Kings will head to Rogers Places on Wednesday night to take on the Edmonton Oilers in a Pacific Division matchup. This will be the third of four games against one another as they managed to split the first two games, including a 5-2 road win for Edmonton back on February 15th. They will also face off on April 7th to conclude their regular-season series.
The Kings are second in the Pacific Division (36-22-9, 81 points), while the Oilers are third in the division (36-25-5, 77 points) as of this writing.
Both of these teams are playing well this season, so this should be an interesting matchup between two solid franchises. Let’s take a deeper dive into Los Angeles and Edmonton to determine the better play for this game.
Match Preview: Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers March 30th
The Kings are averaging 2.84 goals on 35 shots per game this season as a whole. Center Anze Kopitar has been playing pretty well as he is tied for 32nd in the sport in assists and tied for 49th in the league in points as he has scored 57 points (17 goals, 40 assists) with five points in his previous three games.
On the defensive side of the ice, Los Angeles is giving up 3.26 goals on 33.5 shot attempts this season. Goaltender Jonathan Quick will be in the net as he is doing decently this season with a 17-12-8 record with 2.66 goals allowed per game and a .909 save percentage.
Edmonton is being led on the offensive end of the ice by center Connor McDavid as he tied for ninth in the NHL in goals, second in the league in assists, and leading all of hockey in points as he has recorded 97 points (35 goals, 62 assists) while adding 10 points in his last five games played.
As a team, they are scoring 3.39 goals on 33.5 shot attempts thus far. Goalie Mikko Koskinen has to improve as the season concludes as he has posted a 23-10-3 with a .899 save percentage and 3.17 goals allowed per game. On the defensive side of the ice, the Oilers are allowing 3.26 goals on 31.7 shots up to this point.
Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers Betting Prediction
The Oilers are not doing well on the defensive side of the ice lately as they are allowing 5.3 goals in their previous three games. Jonathan Quick is not an elite goaltender, but he is good enough to limit the solid offensive attack enough at this time.
Los Angeles is 40-27 against the spread this season, while Edmonton is 31-35 against the spread so far. Go with the Los Angeles Kings to cover the puck line on the road.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.