Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Kings vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 4/22/2024

The Los Angeles Kings (44-27-11) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6) on Monday, April 22nd. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on ESPN2. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Oilers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Avalanche. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

Despite being the underdog, the Kings have had a strong season, finishing 7th in the Western Conference. They have gone 44-27-11 overall, including a record of 27-23 against other Western Conference teams. On the road, Los Angeles has gone 22-15-4 for the year.

Over their last ten games, the Kings are 6-4 and have won two straight games as the underdog. In their last five games, they have gone 3-2, and over their last three games, they have a record of 2-1.

On the season, the Kings have gone just 39-43 against the puck line, including a mark of 20-21 on the road. In their 57 games as the favorite, the Kings have gone just 22-35 against the puck line.

Los Angeles comes into the game with an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game. So far this year, the Kings have 29 wins by multiple goals and have 21 losses by more than one goal.

In their most recent game, the Kings hosted the Blackhawks and secured a 5-4 victory. On offense, the Kings were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net three times in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. Of Los Angeles’ five goals, two came while in power play. They ended the game with 35 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.

Los Angeles’ straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into today’s game, the Oilers are 5th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific Division with 104 points and a record of 49-27-6. Their home record is 28-9-4, and they have lost two straight games. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 4-6.

When favored, Edmonton has gone 45-20-6 this season, and they have been favored in 71 of their 82 games. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Oilers have gone 30-20.

Edmonton has a puck line record of 38-44 this season and 35 of their wins have been by multiple goals. The Oilers have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last 10 games and 1-4 in their last five.

So far, the Oilers have been favored in 71 games and have a puck line record of 34-37 in those games. In their last 10 home games, the Oilers have gone 6-4 against the puck line and 23-18 at home for the season.

In their most recent game, the Oilers fell to the Avalanche on the road by a score of 5-1. The Oilers started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. The team’s one goal came when they were in power play. Overall, they took 26 shots on goal and had 3 giveaways.

As the underdog, Edmonton suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 6 goals.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 16th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 9th in the league. Coming into the game, the Kings have a 26-18 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 15-8.

This season, the Kings’ have an over/under record of 31-48-3. Throughout the season, they have played 40 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Oilers Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Oilers come in averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, which is 4th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. The Oilers went 33-18 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 16-8.

The Oilers come in with an over/under record of 35-44-3. Over the season, there have been 38 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.5 goals per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Los Angeles defense takes on the Oilers ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 5th in shutouts, with 7 shutouts.

Edmonton Team Defense

Defensively, the Oilers come into the season ranked 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. For the season, they are ranked 24th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Kings vs Oilers Trends

  • Across the Kings last ten road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 4-6, while going 4-6 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Edmonton has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Kings struggled vs the puck line going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.

Kings vs Oilers Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Oilers to defeat the Kings while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -170, I’m placing a wager on the Oilers to win outright.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Kings to cover. Even if the Oilers secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Kings should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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