Last Updated May 12, 2022, 1:48 AM
Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings Picks, Predictions, Odds
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings meet at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles Sunday night for Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, a best-of-seven series. Puck drop is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on TBS.
Oilers 5, Kings 2
Over 6.5 (-105)
EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS PREDICTIONS
The Oilers opened up a can on the Kings in Game 3. After a well-played Game 1, which saw the Oilers on the losing side of things on home ice, Edmonton has been on absolute fire ever since. The Oilers responded with a 6-0 whitewashing in Game 2, and carried over the momentum for an 8-2 beatdown in Los Angeles in Game 3, re-gaining home-ice advantage, and re-gaining the confidence of bettors everywhere. Bettors are now thumping the Oilers are a 2-to-1 clip.
Edmonton has averaged 5.7 goals per game in this series, while allowing 2.0 goals per game. The numbers tend to get skewed with an eight-goal outburst, but still, Edmonton has managed to beat Los Angeles goaltending at least three times in each game, and there's no signs of slowing down.
EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING ODDS
Oilers -1.5 (+180)
Kings +1.5 (-200)
Over 6.5 (+104)
Under 6.5 (-110)
EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING RESOURCES
- Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
- Matchup: Pacific vs. Pacific
- Venue: Crypto.com Arena
- Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
- TV-Time: TBS, 10:00 p.m. ET
EDMONTON OILERS BETTING ANALYSIS
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 55-23-7
- ATS: 42-43
- O/U: 48-34-3
Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are obviously doing their thing in this series, and they've each been doing it a long time, but what has been missing is secondary and tertiary scoring in the past. That's not a problem this season, especially so in Game 3. Evander Kane had a hat trick in the 8-2 win, while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and three points. Zach Hyman also struck for a power-play goal, and another on even strength, while chipping in with an assist. In fact, McDavid had 'just' two assist in the first period, while Draisaitl had a first-period goal and a helper in the second period. The rest of the cast did the heavy lifting, and it was nice to see if you're an Edmonton fan, or bettor.
The Oilers have won 23 of the past 29 against divisional foes, while going 7-1 in the past eight against winning teams, and 6-2 in the past eight on the road. This team is poised for success, not only in this series, but for a long run into the postseason as long as the offense can continue.
Speaking of offense, the OVER is 5-2 in the past seven games overall for Edmonton, while cashing in four of the past five as a favorite in the postseason. They love Sundays, too, as the OVER is 8-1-2 in the past 11 played on the Lord's Day, for whatever that's worth.
LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING ANALYSIS
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 45-29-11
- ATS: 40-45
- O/U: 45-38-3
The Kings got their tail kicked, but they're still not out of this series. Two losses, even by a combined score of 14-2, still has them down just one game thanks to their series-opening win. But it's obviously paramount to win Game 4 on home ice, condensing this series to a best-of-three situation.
The Kings are 1-7 in the past eight as an underdog, though, and 6-20 in the past 26 as a home 'dog. They're also 1-5 in the past six as a playoff underdog, and none of those trends give bettors much confidence, which is likely why bettors are hammering the visitors at over a 70 percent clip. The Kings have won just once in the past nine Western Conference Quarterfinals Round games, too.
The OVER obviously cashed in Game 3, as Edmonton took care of that all on its own. The UNDER is still 4-1-1 in the past six at home for L.A., however, and 6-2-1 in the past nine playoff games as an underdog. The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five as a home 'dog, too, but the way Edmonton is flying around, the UNDER doesn't look like a great play here.
EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS CONCLUSION
I liked Edmonton to win a 'close' game in Game 3, and to hit the OVER. Well, it wasn't close, but we banged home a winner on Edmonton and the OVER. Let's do it again.
We haven't seen an Oilers team looking this good in the playoffs since dudes named Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and Jari Kurri were lacing up the skates in Edmonton. The Oilers are getting other scorers besides McDavid and Draisaitl, and it's a beautiful thing to see. Mike Smith had been a train wreck in the playoffs, going 1-9-0 in his previous 10 outings heading into Game 3, but he obviously found a way to shut down the home side. As long as Smith doesn't revert back to his previous poor form, Edmonton is going to roll again.
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EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING TRENDS
- Oilers are 21-7 in the past 28 games overall.
- Oilers are 6-2 in the past eight road games.
- Oilers are 42-18 in the past 60 as a favorite.
- Oilers are 8-2 in the past 10 as a road fave.
- Oilers are 6-2 in the past eight Western QF games.
- Oilers are 2-7 in the past nine playoff games as a fave.
- Kings are 6-3 in the past nine games overall.
- Kings are 1-7 in the past eight as an underdog.
- Kings are 1-8 in the past nine Western QF games.
- Kings are 7-20 in the past 27 as a home underdog.
- OVER is 6-2 in the past eight overall for the Oilers.
- OVER is 17-5 in the past 22 as a fave for the Oilers.
- OVER is 11-4 in the past 15 playoff games as a fave for the Oilers.
- UNDER is 4-1-1 in the past six home games for the Kings.
- UNDER is 4-2-1 in the past seven Western QF games for the Kings.
- Kings are 17-6 in the past 23 home games vs. Oilers.
- Favorite is 35-17 in the past 52 meetings.
- OVER is 4-1-2 in the past seven meetings.
- OVER is 8-2-2 in the past 12 meetings in L.A.
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