Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers Betting Prediction

The Edmonton Oilers have a chance to wrap up the first round series against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. The Oilers have won back to back games on the road at Los Angeles. The lone win in this series for the Kings came in Game 2 in overtime.

The Los Angeles Kings have their backs to the wall. The Kings are going to have to win three straight games to stay alive. Los Angeles went 44-27-11 in the regular season. Los Angeles won six out of their final ten games.

The Edmonton Oilers had a really hot streak in the middle of the season, and even that played some of the best hockey in the league. Edmonton dropped their final two regular season games, but still finished at 49-27-6 on the season. That was second in the Pacific Division.

The Edmonton Oilers are massive favorites here. Edmonton is -195 over Los Angeles.

Do or Die for Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have their backs to the wall. After scoring 4.5 goals per game in the first two games, Los Angeles is seeking offense. The Kings scored just 1 goal in the last two games combined. The Kings were right in the middle of the pack offensively during the regular season. Los Angeles scored 3.1 goals per game.

The Kings top scorers are Adrian Kempe, Kevin Fiala and Anze Koptiar. They all played most, if not all season, and were strong all season. Kempe led the team in points with 75, and assists with 47. FIala was the top goal scorer, with 29, while Kopitar had 70 points.

Los Angeles will have a goaltender debate to figure out before this game. Cam Talbot started the first three games, and allowed 16 goals. David Rittich was better in the loss, but handled just a total of 13 shots in the game.

High Flying Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers were one of the top scoring teams in the National Hockey League. Edmonton scored 3.56 goals per game. The Oilers peppered opponents with nearly 34 shots per game during the regular season as well. Edmonton was also one of the top power play units, at 26.3%.

Connor McDavid finished the season with 132 points. He scored 32 goals and dished out 100 assists. Leon Draisaitl was second with 106 points. During the postseason, McDavid has recorded a point in each of the first four games. In Game 1 against the Kings he recorded five assists.

Draisaitl also has points in each game. He scored two goals in Game 3 and has three so far in the postseason. The goaltender for Edmonton will be Stuart Skinner. He turned away 33 shots in the Game 4 win.

Oilers Smack Kings

The season is coming to an end for the Los Angeles Kings. The Oilers back home are ready to close this out. The sooner they close it, the more they could sit before their second round opponent. The Oilers use all their offense and blow the Kings out.

Our final bet for this game is the Edmonton Oilers at -1.5 (+130) over the Los Angeles Kings. Enjoy the game and good luck!

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