Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Kings vs Oilers NHL Odds
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(35-32-7) Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers (41-25-9)
Date: Tuesday March 28th
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Edmonton -125
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Edmonton -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5
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Coming off a 3-0 shutout loss to the New York Rangers, the Los Angeles Kings will look for a bounce back win on the road against the Edmonton Oilers.
Edmonton, coming off a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche, will look for its third W in a row when the Los Angeles Kings come to town.
Los Angeles Kings
Few teams have as big of a quality gap between offense and defense as the Los Angeles Kings, and this gap is likely going to keep the team out of the playoffs. The Kings are one of the worst teams offensively, ranking 26th in the NHL in goals.
The Kings average 2.43 goals per game and have just two players with 15 or more goals.
Jeff Carter has been the saving grace for this team in terms of scoring production. Carter has 31 goals and 30 assists on the year, but has been in a slump recently. He has no goals and just a single assist over his last five games.
Tanner Pearson has been the team’s other solid offensive weapon, tallying 23 and 19 assists. He has been in a bit of a slump as well recently, posting just a single goal and no assists over his last five games.
With Pearson and Carter slumping, the Kings are even worse on offense. The Kings have scored just nine total goals over the last five games – five of which came in a win over the Winnipeg Jets. If the two best scorers can’t get going, there’s not much chance of the Kings winning this game.
Edmonton is going to the playoffs and it’s because of how consistent the team has been on both ends of the ice. Edmonton ranks 9th in the league in goals, averaging 2.97 goals per game and a lot of that quality production has come from captain Connor McDavid.
McDavid, finishing up his second regular season, has flourished in his role as team captain. He has 26 goals and 62 assists on the year, including two goals and seven assists over his last five games. He has three multi-point games in those last five.
Center Leon Draisaitl leads the team in goals and has been an important skater all season. This year, he has 27 goals and 43 assists. In his last five games, he has three goals and six assists (four multi-point games).
Defensively, the Oilers have been great as well. The team ranks 10th in goals against, allowing just 2.6 goals per game. Goaltender Cam Talbot has been solid, posting a 37-21-8 record with a 2.40 goals against average.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Edmonton is 6-1 SU in the last seven games
- The OVER is 3-2 in Los Angeles’s last five games
Free Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Hockey Prediction:
Los Angeles has a solid defense and some good goaltending from Jonathan Quick, but the offensive production isn’t there, which makes it harder to keep opponents off the score sheet. With Connor McDavid leading the Oilers, the edge goes to Edmonton and it should grab the W at home.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Edmonton ML
Los Angeles has one line that can score, while Edmonton gets offensive production from a good amount of its roster. With the Kings continual poor play on both sides of the ice, I like the Edmonton money line in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles Kings 2 – Edmonton 4
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