Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 5/4/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+136) Oilers (-164)
The Edmonton Oilers host the Los Angeles Kings at Rogers Place on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has Los Angeles at +136 while Edmonton is priced at -164. The total comes in at 7.
The Los Angeles Kings had a good night with a 4-3 victory over the Oilers in Game 1. The Kings had a impressive offensive outing in this victory. For the outing, they converted 4 out of the 35 shots they tried. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Los Angeles garnered 10 minutes in the box for this matchup.
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Los Angeles Kings opponents have earned 227 power play opportunities (18th in the NHL) and have earned 53 goals in those attempts. The Kings have had 2,341 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .901. Los Angeles has taken 2,865 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.2%. While at even strength, the Kings have surrendered 179 goals while getting 195 when they are on offense. Los Angeles has 248 power play chances and they have tallied 40 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 16.13%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 99 points and their points percentage is .604. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 235 goals (20th in pro hockey) this season and have surrendered 232.
The man in goal for this game is Jonathan Quick. In his professional hockey career, Quick has 379 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .540. His save percentage currently sits at .913 during his 41,517 minutes between the pipes. Quick has seen 19,162 shots against him and has accrued 17,489 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,673 goals versus Quick in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.42. He has earned a record of 359-262-78 and was named the starter in 702 games. Quick has been involved in 712 matchups throughout his hockey career.
In their Game 1 loss, the Oilers had 3 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they took. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing and scored 2 goals out of those tries.
Edmonton has attempted 2,790 shots (10th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.22%, while allowing their opponents 2,647 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 79.20% on their oppositions 250 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%. They have earned 234 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 26.07%. The Oilers have 224 goals at even strength and 61 goals (7th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 251 goals to be scored by way of 199 goals at even strength and 52 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 285 goals, 102 points, in addition to a points percentage of .630.
On the other side of the ice you will find Mike Smith in the crease. Smith has compiled a lifetime mark of 299-263-78 and has been in goal for 670 games. Smith's quality start rate comes out to 53.4% and he has 335 quality starts in his professional career. He is sitting with 17,869 saves out of 19,589 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .912. The opposition is averaging 2.70 goals/game and he has yielded 1,720 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 627 contests and has been on the ice for 38,260 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton (-164) and under 6.5 goals
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