Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 12/5/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+170) Oilers (-215)
Rogers Place is the site where Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (16-6-0) will play the Los Angeles Kings (9-9-4) on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Kings coming in at +170 and the Oilers are at -215. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Kings had a rough game after their 3-2 defeat against the Flames in their last contest. The offensive zone starts for them were at 54.9% and their PDO rating was 100.9 for this matchup. They recorded 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 54 and the Fenwick Against sat at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 61.4%. The Corsi for the Kings came in at 66 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 44 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 60.0%. Los Angeles accumulated 4 minutes in the box for this matchup. Moreover, they had 2 power play tries but didn't get a goal. The Kings had a below average offensive performance in this loss. In the game, they scored on 2 of the 42 shots they tried.
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When it comes to their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 58 goals (25th in hockey) this year and have given up 61. For the current season, they have 22 points and their points percentage sits at .500. Los Angeles comes into the game with 73 power play chances and they have added 13 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 17.81%. At even strength, the Kings have surrendered 47 goals while getting 45 of their own. Los Angeles has attempted 774 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.5%. The Kings have had 674 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .909. Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 55 power play opportunities (31st in pro hockey) and have racked up 14 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Quick. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Quick has tallied 362 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .542. His save percentage is .913 in his 39,563 minutes in the crease. Quick has seen 18,261 shots taken against him and has amassed 16,675 saves. The opposition has notched 1,586 goals versus Quick in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.41. He has earned a win-loss record of 340-254-72 and he has gotten the start in 668 games. Quick has played in 678 games during his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Edmonton faced the Kraken in a game where the Oilers ended up taking the loss by a final of 4-3. Their PDO at even strength was 93 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 64.8%. They had 4 power play chances in this one and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 37 and the Kraken having racked up a 36 Fenwick at even strength. The Oilers tallied 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. Edmonton had a 52.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Edmonton played and you might say they have had worse games.
So far this year, the Edmonton Oilers have 83 goals, 32 points, as well as a points percentage of .727. They have permitted 65 goals to be scored by of a combination of 57 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers have 59 goals at even strength and 24 goals (1st in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 68 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 35.29%. Edmonton has attempted 708 shots (17th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 11.72%, while allowing the opposition 748 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 88.41% on their oppositions 69 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 91.3%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Mikko Koskinen protecting the goal. Koskinen has compiled a lifetime record of 70-50-9 and has been in net for 137 contests. Koskinen's rate of quality starts is 49.2% and he has earned 62 quality starts in his professional career. He has recorded 3,660 saves out of 4,031 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .908. His opposition is averaging 2.95 goals per contest and he has given up 371 goals altogether. He has made the start in 126 games and has played 7,543 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+170)
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