Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 5/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Monday, May 2, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+140) Oilers (-167)
The Edmonton Oilers (48-27-6) welcome the Los Angeles Kings (44-27-11) at Rogers Place on Monday. The odds on this game have the Kings at +140 and the Oilers are coming in at -167. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 loss against the Canucks in their last outing. The Kings could have played much better offensively in this loss. In the game, they converted 2 of the 35 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. Los Angeles accumulated 10 minutes in the box in this contest.
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With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 235 goals (20th in the league) this season and have allowed 232. For the season, they have scored 99 points and their points % is .604. Los Angeles has 248 power play chances and they have added 40 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 16.13%. When playing at even strength, the Kings have surrendered 179 goals while having 195 on the offensive side of the ice. Los Angeles has attempted 2,865 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.2%. The Kings have had 2,341 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .901. Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 227 power play tries (18th in the league) and have come away with 53 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Quick. Quick has been in goal for 712 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 359-262-78 and was named the starter in 702 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,673 goals versus Quick in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.42. Quick has had 19,162 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 17,489 saves. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 41,517 minutes between the pipes. During his career on the ice, Quick has 379 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .540.
In their last contest, Edmonton squared up with the Canucks in an outing where the Oilers got the win by a final of 3-2. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Oilers netted 3 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking.
So far this season, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 285 goals, 102 points, and a points percentage of .630. They have granted a total of 251 goals to be scored by way of 199 goals at even strength and 52 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers have accumulated 224 goals at even strength and 61 goals (7th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 234 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 26.07%. Edmonton has put up 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 recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.20% on their oppositions 250 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%.
Across the ice you will find Mike Smith in the crease. The opposition is averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,720 goals overall. Smith's percentage of quality starts comes out to 53.4% and he has qualified for 335 quality starting assignments in his career. He has started in 627 games and has played for a total of 38,260 minutes. Smith is sitting with a lifetime record of 299-263-78 and has played in 670 games. He has compiled 17,869 stops out of the 19,589 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton (-167) and under 5.5 goals
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