Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-110) Kings (-110)
The Los Angeles Kings (38-24-10) will try to defeat the Edmonton Oilers (41-25-5) at Crypto.com Arena on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Oilers at -110 and the Kings are opening at -110. The total has been set at 6.
The Edmonton Oilers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory over the Sharks the last time they stepped on the ice. Edmonton tallied 4 penalty minutes in this contest. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. The Oilers had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the win. For the game, they scored on 2 out of the 24 shots they put on goal.
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In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 247 goals (6th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 226. For the season, they have racked up 87 points and their points percentage is .613. Edmonton has compiled 208 power play opportunities and they have tallied 54 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 25.96%. At even strength, the Oilers have surrendered 176 goals while having 193 when they are on offense. Edmonton has tried 2,396 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.3%. The Oilers have had 2,265 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .900. Edmonton Oilers opponents have tallied 219 power play opportunities (7th in the league) and have racked up 50 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Mike Smith. Opponents have notched 1,712 goals against Smith in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.71. Smith has taken the ice for 664 matchups throughout his hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .912 for his 37,901 mins played. He has compiled an overall mark of 293-263-78 and he was named the starter in 621 games. In his career, Smith has compiled 329 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .530. Smith has had 19,380 shots taken against him and has garnered 17,668 saves.
In their last game, Los Angeles faced the Flames in a game where the Kings were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 3-2. They had 6 power play attempts in this game and earned 1 goal out of those attempts. The Kings recorded 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued.
For the year, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 203 goals, 86 points, in addition to a points percentage of .597. They have granted a total of 201 goals to be scored by of a combination of 155 goals at even strength and 46 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kings have 166 goals at even strength and 37 goals (22nd in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 220 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 16.82%. Los Angeles has tried 2,525 shots (2nd in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.04%, while allowing the other team 2,065 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.53% on the other teams 196 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.3%.
Across the ice you are expected to see Calvin Petersen protecting the net. He has gathered 2,399 stops out of the 2,634 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .911. Petersen holds a career record of 39-37-7 and has been in net for 88 contests. He has started in 83 games and his ice time sits at 5,117 mins. Petersen's percentage of quality starts sits at 56.6% and he has qualified for 47 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.76 goals/game and he has allowed 235 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (-110)
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