Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton OIlers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 4 (5/4): NHL

Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton OIlers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 4 (5/4): NHL

Credit: photo by  Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Kings money line +160
Kings spread +1.5 (-150)
Oilers  money line -185
Oilers spread -1.5 (+130)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Los Angeles Kings Edmonton Oilers
Record 45-27-11 49-28-6
Road / home record 24-11-7 28-13-1
Streak W1 L1
Goals per game 2.84 3.49
Goals allowed per game 2.79 3.07
Shots per game 34.9 34.0
Shots allowed per game 28.5 32.2
PP % 16.1% 26.10%
PK % 23.45% 20.63%
Over / under record 35-44-4 43-36-4
 

Preview

The Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers will meet again at the Rogers Place in Edmonton to play the Game 2 of the playoffs 1st round in the West. The Kings beat the Oilers 4-3 on a very exciting game 1. 

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 24-18 on the road this season. They have a 45-27-11 record overall ranking 3rd in the Pacific. The Kings are 13-14 against division opponents. Los Angeles is 32nd in the league with 35.0 shots per game and is averaging 2.8 goals.

Adrian Kempe leads the Kings with 35 goals and has 53 points. Anze Kopitar has 67 points and 48 assists for Los Angeles.

In their last 10 games the Kings are 7-3, averaging 3.4 goals, five assists, 4.3 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with an .888 save percentage.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 28-14 at home so far this season. They have 49-28-6 overall record ranking 2nd in the Pacific. The Oilers are 21-6 against the rest of their division. Edmonton averages 8.2 penalty minutes per game, the 10th-most in the Western Conference. Zack Kassian leads the team serving 63 total minutes.

Leon Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 55 goals and has 110 points. Evander Kane has six goals over the last 10 games for Edmonton.

In their last 10 games the Oilers are 7-3, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.7 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .935 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Los Angeles are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Edmonton.

Los Angeles are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

Edmonton are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.

Edmonton are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games at home.

Prediction

The Kings gave quite a fight in Game 1 stealing the win from the Oilers in their home ice. The Oilers will be hungry for revenge and they can't let this game go away from their hands. Edmonton are 9-3 last 12 games at home vs Kings to expect a bounce back from the Oilers.

PICK: Oilers ML (-185) 

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