Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 5/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-139) Kings (+115)
Crypto.com Arena is where the Los Angeles Kings (44-27-11) will compete against the Edmonton Oilers (48-27-6) on Friday in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. The odds on this game have Edmonton at -139 while Los Angeles is priced at +115. The over/under is 7.
The Edmonton Oilers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6-0 win over the Kings in Game 2. The Oilers had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. In the outing, they tallied a score on 6 out of the 36 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 2 goals. Edmonton amassed 10 penalty minutes in this game.
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The Oilers have had 2,647 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. While playing at even strength, the Oilers have surrendered 199 goals while scoring 224 themselves. Edmonton Oilers opponents have earned 250 power play opportunities (9th in the league) and have earned 52 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 102 points and their points % is .630. Edmonton has taken 2,790 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 285 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have given up 251. Edmonton has 234 power play opportunities and they have tallied 61 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 26.07%.
The man in goal for this game is Mike Smith. Opponents have been able to score 1,720 goals against Smith in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.70. Smith has played in 670 contests during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .912 for his 38,260 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed a record of 299-263-78 and he started in 627 games. For his career, Smith has 335 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .534. Smith has had 19,589 shots taken against him and has recorded 17,869 total saves.
In Game 2 the Kings recorded 0 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
Over the course of the season, the Los Angeles Kings have earned a total of 235 goals, 99 points, and a points percentage of .604. They have allowed 232 goals to be scored by of a combination 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 (24th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 248 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 16.13%. Los Angeles has taken 2,865 shots (5th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.20%, while allowing the other team 2,341 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.65% on their opponents 227 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 90.1%.
Across the rink you will find Jonathan Quick between the pipes. Opponents are averaging 2.42 goals per game and he has yielded 1,673 goals altogether. Quick's percentage of quality starts sits at 54.0% and he has qualified for 379 quality starting assignments in his career. He has started in 702 games and has played for a total of 41,517 minutes. Quick has amassed a career mark of 359-262-78 and has participated in 712 contests. He has a tally of 17,489 saves out of the 19,162 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+115) and under 6.5 goals
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