Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 5/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-165) Kings (+135)
The Los Angeles Kings are hosting the Edmonton Oilers at Crypto.com Arena on Sunday in Game 4 of their series. Edmonton leads 2-1. The odds on this game have the Oilers at -165 while the Kings are at +135. The over/under is set at 7.
The Edmonton Oilers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 8-2 win against the Kings in Game 3. The Oilers had a good offensive output in the victory. In the game, they converted 8 of the 37 shots they put on net. They also had 3 power play chances and notched 1 goal. Edmonton garnered 20 penalty minutes in this game.
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With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 285 goals (8th in the league) this year and have conceded 251. For the season, they have accumulated 104 points and their points percentage comes in at .634. Edmonton skates onto the rink with 235 power play opportunities and they have scored 61 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.96%. When at even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 199 goals while earning 224 as an offensive unit. Edmonton has attempted 2,790 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. The Oilers have had 2,647 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 252 power play opportunities (9th in professional hockey) and have scored 52 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Mike Smith. The opposition has scored 1,720 goals versus Smith in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.70. Smith has taken the ice for 670 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .912 in his 38,260 mins on the ice. He has amassed a mark of 299-263-78 and he started in 627 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Smith has accumulated 335 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .534. Smith has had 19,589 shots against him and has recorded 17,869 total saves.
In their Game 3 loss, L.A.had 4 power play chances in this matchup and netted 1 goal out of those chances. The Kings earned 2 goals of the 46 shots on goal they took.
The Kings have earned 195 goals at even strength and 40 goals (25th in the NHL) while on the power play. Los Angeles has put up 2,865 shots (5th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 8.20%, while allowing the opposition 2,341 shots. On the season, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 235 goals, 99 points, in addition to a points percentage of .604. They have earned 248 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.13%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.65% on their oppositions 227 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.1%. They have allowed 232 goals to be scored by way of 179 goals at even strength and 53 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are going to see Jonathan Quick protecting the net. He is sitting with 17,489 stops out of the 19,162 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .913. Quick has compiled a career mark of 359-262-78 and has been in net for 712 games. He was named a starter in 702 games and has racked up 41,517 mins. Quick's percentage of quality starts sits at 54.0% and he has made 379 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.42 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,673 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+135)
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