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Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Edmonton Oilers (41-25-5) wrap up a three-game Golden State road trip against the Los Angeles Kings (38-24-10) at Crypton.com Arena in L.A. on Thursday. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Oilers 4, Kings 3

Best Bet

Oilers -111
Over 6 (-120)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS PREDICTIONS

The Oilers are on a roll, winning five straight games, including a 2-1 overtime victory against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. Since a 9-5 loss at Calgary, Edmonton has won five in a row while outscoring the opposition by a 24-11 margin. The Oilers failed to cash the OVER in the Bay Area last time out, but the OVER is 7-1 in the past eight outings dating back to March 21.

The Kings are one of the victims during the five-game win streak for the Oilers, falling in Edmonton by a 4-3 margin in a shootout on March 30, as Mikko Koskinen edged Jonathan Quick. The Kings were on the short end against the other Alberta team, falling 3-2 against the Calgary Flames at home on Monday. It was the third consecutive game for the Kings decided by a 3-2 margin, winning two and losing the other.

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EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING ODDS

Oilers -111
Kings +110
Oilers -1.5 (+225)
Kings +1.5 (-213)
Over 6 (-120)
Under 6.5 (-115)

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EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Pacific
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena
  • Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+, 10:30 p.m. ET

EDMONTON OILERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 41-25-5
  • ATS: 33-38
  • O/U: 38-30-3

Edmonton sits in second place in the Pacific Division, one point up on the Kings with one game in hand. The Oilers have a plus-25 goal differential to a plus-2 for the Kings, and the Oilers are 18-13-5 on the road this season, while the Kings are 18-15-4 at home.

The Oilers are 5-0 in the past five games overall, while going 5-0 in the past five against Western Conference teams and 6-1 in the past seven as a road favorite. The Oilers are 17-5 in the past 22 games against the Pacific Division. However, the Oilers are 2-5 in the past seven on the road.

In terms of the total, the OVER is 7-1 in the past eight games for the Oilers, while going an impressive 11-1 in the past 12 as a favorite. However, that one UNDER was in San Jose last time out. The OVER is 4-0 in the past four against teams with a winning overall record.

LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 38-24-10
  • ATS: 44-28
  • O/U: 31-39-2

For the Kings, they have won just six of the past 24 games as a home underdog. They haven't fared very well against the Oilers lately, either, going just 1-4 in the past five games overall. However, L.A. has cashed in 17 of the past 21 at home, with the home team going 20-7 in the past 27 games overall.

For totals, the Kings have hit the OVER at home at a 3-1-1 mark, while going 4-0 in the past four when working on two days of rest. The UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight games as an underdog, while going 4-1 in the past five as a home 'dog, too.

However, the OVER is 7-1-2 in the past 10 meetings in Southern California, while going 2-0-2 in the past four meetings in this series.

The Oilers have snuck by the Kings in each of the past two meetings. (Getty Images)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING CONCLUSION

This is a highly important game, as the Oilers and Kings are jockeying for seeding in the Pacific Division standings. If the season ended today, these teams would actually meet in the first round of the playoffs, with Edmonton holding home-ice advantage due to its lead in the standings. So this is a game which could tip the scales in the favor of Los Angeles, at least temporarily.

I really like the way Edmonton is playing, however. L.A. has played well against the teams it should be beating, but facing good teams hasn't ended up going well for the Kings. L.A. won 5-1 on Dec. 5, 2021, but the Oilers have picked up wins in the past two meetings, outscoring the Kings 9-5. Look for more of the same in this one.

EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING TRENDS

  • Oilers are 5-0 in the past five games overall.
  • Oilers are 2-5 in the past seven road games.
  • Oilers are 5-0 in the past five vs. Western Conference teams.
  • Oilers are 17-5 in the past 22 vs. Pacific Division teams.
  • Kings are 6-18 in the past 24 as a home underdog.
  • OVER is 7-1 in the past eight games for the Oilers.
  • OVER is 11-1 in the past 12 as a favorite for the Oilers.
  • OVER is 4-0 in the past four vs. winning teams for the Oilers.
  • OVER is 7-1 in the past eight vs. Western Conference teams for the Oilers.
  • OVER is 3-1-1 in the past five games for the Kings.
  • UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight as an underdog for the Kings.
  • UNDER is 4-1 in the past five as a home 'dog for the Kings.
  • Oilers are 4-17 in the past 21 trips to Los Angeles.
  • Home team is 20-7 in the past 27 meetings.
  • Favorite is 27-9 in the past 36 meetings.
  • OVER is 7-1-2 in the past 10 meetings in L.A.
  • OVER is 2-0-2 in the past four meetings.

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