Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Edmonton Oilers head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at +144 and the Kings at -160.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Edmonton has a record of 25-31-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-16-2-1. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 167 goals and surrendered 196 goals for a point differential of -29. For the year they have an ATS mark of 25-35-0 and an over/under record of 28-30-0. Los Angeles has a record of 33-23-5 including 14-10-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 174 goals and have given up 151 for a goal differential of +23. Their record against the spread is 33-28-0 while their over/under mark is 27-31-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 25-35-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 28-30-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 33-28-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 27-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
02/22/18 LW Drake Caggiula Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Los Angeles
02/22/18 LW Patrick Maroon Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Los Angeles
02/22/18 D Andrej Sekera Facial is "?" Saturday vs Los Angeles
01/18/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ribs IR (01/13)
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
02/23/18 GO Scott Wedgewood Acquired is "?" Saturday vs Edmonton
02/12/18 C Trevor Lewis Upper Body IR (02/09)
Connor McDavid has scored 71 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 27 goals this season with 197 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 44 assists on the year and averages 21.4 minutes played per contest. Leon Draisaitl averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 18 goals on 142 attempts. He has 36 assists, giving him a total of 54 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 21 wins and 23 losses this season in goal for the Oilers. He has 1,418 shots against him and he's surrendered 137 goals. He's made 1,281 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Anze Kopitar has 64 total points this season for the Kings. He has 25 goals this year with 148 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 39 assists on the year and averages 22 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 17 goals on 154 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 23 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,396 shots against him and he's given up 109 goals. He's made 1,287 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 54 total points this year, which is 26th in the NHL. They've scored 167 goals while giving up 196 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 5th respectively. They have had 154 power play chances and scored 22 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That is 30th in the league. The Oilers have given up 185 power play opportunities and surrendered 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72%, ranking them 31st when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.19% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 31st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 16th in the league with a total of 71 points this season. They have 35 power play goals on 175 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the NHL. They've given up 206 power play opportunities and surrendered 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Kings are 17th with a total of 174 goals scored while they've given up 151 goals this season, ranking 30th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.26%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 52% as they've tried 3,775 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,485 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 6th in Corsi percentage. They are 4th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.8% as they have 2,831 shots while they've given up 2,527 attempts on defense. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 53.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.8% for the year. That puts them 5th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,808 face-off wins as opposed to 1,844 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 14th overall in the NHL. On defense Edmonton has 1,631 hits and they've blocked 958 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 5th in the league.
The Kings are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season, which is 13th in the NHL. They have 1,798 face-off wins compared to 1,875 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,546 hits and they have blocked 890 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. Los Angeles is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they've attempted 3,529 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,596 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.2% ranks 20th as they have 2,622 attempts while they have given up 2,706 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Oilers/Kings NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton +144 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton +144
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.