Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 5/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+180) Oilers (-225)
The Los Angeles Kings are hitting the road to Rogers Place on Saturday where they will meet the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 of their series. The line on this contest has Los Angeles at +180 and Edmonton is coming in at -225. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Los Angeles Kings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-2 defeat to the Oilers in Game 6. The Kings had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 32 shots they tried. In addition, they had 4 chances with the advantage and netted 1 goal. Los Angeles garnered 8 penalty minutes for this contest.
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Concerning their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 235 goals (20th in the league) so far this year and have given up 232. For the current campaign, they have earned 99 points and their points % is .604. Los Angeles has accounted for 248 power play opportunities and they have scored 40 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 16.13%. When at even strength, the Kings have allowed the opponent to score 179 goals while scoring 195 themselves. Los Angeles has tried 2,865 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.2%. The Kings have had 2,341 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .901. Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 227 power play tries (18th in hockey) and have come away with 53 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jonathan Quick. Throughout his time in hockey, Quick has compiled 379 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .540. His save percentage is at .913 for his 41,517 minutes played. Quick has seen 19,162 shots taken against him and has amassed 17,489 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,673 goals versus Quick in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.42. He has accumulated an overall record of 359-262-78 and he started in 702 games. Quick has participated in 712 matchups during his professional hockey career.
In Game 6, Edmonton had 1 opportunity on the power play in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Oilers recorded 4 goals of the 37 shots on goal they attempted.
Edmonton has attempted 2,790 shots (10th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.22%, while allowing the other team 2,647 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.37% on their oppositions 252 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%. They have a total of 235 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 25.96%. The Oilers have earned 224 goals at even strength and 61 goals (7th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 251 goals to be scored by of a combination of 199 goals at even strength and 52 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Edmonton Oilers are sitting with 285 goals, 104 points, and a points percentage of .634.
Across the rink you are likely to see Mike Smith between the pipes. He has recorded 17,869 saves out of the 19,589 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .912. Smith holds a lifetime mark of 299-263-78 and has participated in 670 games. He was named a starter in 627 contests and has been on the ice for 38,260 mins. Smith's rate of quality starts sits at 53.4% and he has 335 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Teams are averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,720 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton (-225) and under 6.5 goals
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