Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 5/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-172) Kings (+142)
Crypto.com Arena is the site where the Los Angeles Kings will try to beat the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday in Game 6 of their series. The Kings lead 3-2. The odds on this game have Edmonton at -172 and Los Angeles is sitting at +142. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Edmonton Oilers will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-4 defeat against the Kings in Game 5. Edmonton accounted for 10 penalty minutes for this contest. Additionally, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to score 2 goals. The Oilers had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the loss. In the game, they netted 4 out of the 28 shots they attempted.
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Edmonton Oilers opponents have recorded 252 power play opportunities (9th in hockey) and have earned 52 goals in those attempts. The Oilers have had 2,647 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. Edmonton has tried 2,790 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. When at even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 199 goals while scoring 224 of their own. Edmonton comes into the game with 235 power play chances and they have added 61 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 25.96%. For the current season, they sit with 104 points and their points percentage comes in at .634. Regarding scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 285 goals (8th in the league) on the campaign and have given up 251.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Mike Smith. Over the course of his pro career, Smith has earned 335 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .534. He has a save percentage of .912 in his 38,260 mins guarding the cage. Smith has had 19,589 shot attempts against him and has recorded 17,869 saves. The opposition has scored 1,720 goals against Smith in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.70. He has amassed an overall record of 299-263-78 and he has gotten the start in 627 games. Smith has taken the ice for 670 contests during his hockey career.
In Game 5 the Kings had 5 power play opportunities in this game and scored 1 goal out of those tries. The Kings scored 5 goals of the 43 shots on goal they pursued.
On the season, the Los Angeles Kings have 235 goals, 99 points, as well as a points percentage of .604. They have permitted 232 goals to be scored by way of 179 goals at even strength and 53 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kings have accumulated 195 goals at even strength and 40 goals (25th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 248 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 16.13%. Los Angeles has attempted 2,865 shots (5th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.20%, while allowing their opponents 2,341 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.65% on their opponents 227 power play tries, and their save percentage is 90.1%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jonathan Quick patrolling the crease. He has tallied 17,489 stops out of 19,162 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .913. Quick has compiled a lifetime record of 359-262-78 and has played in 712 games. He was named a starter in 702 games and has been on the ice for 41,517 mins. Quick's quality start rate is 54.0% and he has 379 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.42 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,673 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+142) and under 6.5 goals
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