Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 4/26/2024

The Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (44-27-11) on Friday, April 26th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on TBS. 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 10:30 ET.

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The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the road this season, the Oilers have gone 21-18-2 and are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home. In the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in 2nd place and has a record of 18-8 against divisional opponents. In the Western Conference, the Oilers are 5th with 104 points and a record of 49-27-6.

Over their last ten games, Edmonton has gone 5-5, and they have lost two straight games overall. When favored this season, the Oilers have gone 45-20-6, and they have been favored in 71 of their 82 games. In their last five games, Edmonton has gone 2-3, and their record against other Western Conference teams is 30-20.

On the road, the Oilers have gone just 15-26 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home is at -.2 goals per game. So far this year, the Oilers have gone 38-44 against the puck line, including 35 wins by multiple goals.

Against the puck line, Edmonton has gone just 2-8 in their last ten road games, and their average scoring margin as the favorite is at +1.1 goals per game. The team’s puck line record as the favorite is at 34-37.

In their most recent game, the Oilers fell to the Avalanche on the road by a score of 5-1. On offense, the Oilers scored one time in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. The team’s one goal occurred during a power play, and they managed to take 26 shots on goal while also having 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.

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Kings have gone 22-12-7, and in the Pacific Division, they are 15-11. In the Western Conference, Los Angeles is in 7th place and has gone 27-23 against other Western teams. Their overall record is 44-27-11, and they have 99 points. Over their last ten games, the Kings are 7-3, and they have won two straight games as the underdog.

For the season, the Kings have been the underdog in 25 of their 82 games, going 12-9-4 in those games. In games where they are the underdog, Los Angeles has lost two straight games and has gone 3-2 over their last five games.

Los Angeles enters the contest with a puck line record of 39-43 this season, including a mark of 19-22 at home. Overall, the Kings have 29 wins by multiple goals and 15 wins by a single goal.

Over their last ten games at home, the Kings have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home this year is +.7 goals per game. So far, the Kings have been the underdog in 25 games, going 17-8 vs. the puck line in those contests.

The Kings played host to the Blackhawks in their previous game and emerged with a 5-4 win. 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. Out of Los Angeles’ five goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 35 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.

Despite the straight-up win, Los Angeles did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

Edmonton Offense Breakdown

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. This year, the Oilers have recorded a 33-18 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-8 record.

This season, the Oilers’ have an over/under record of 35-44-3. Throughout the season, they have played 44 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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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. Los Angeles’ offense comes into the game ranked 13th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 6th in the NHL.

The Kings come in with an over/under record of 31-48-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 55 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.

Edmonton Team Defense

Defensively, the Oilers are currently 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. They also are 24th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

The Kings defense is currently 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Los Angeles. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 5th with 7 shutouts.

Oilers vs Kings Trends

  • Across the Oilers last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Los Angeles has played well in their previous five home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • The last ten games that Los Angeles was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 5-5 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Oilers have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-2.

Oilers vs Kings Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Kings to come out with a win against the Oilers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +110, I’m placing my bet on the Kings to win outright.

Our projections have the Kings pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Kings, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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