Los Angeles Kings Vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds, Picks, and Predictions (3/30/22)

The Los Angeles Kings lost 6-1 at home to the expansion Seattle Kraken 6-1 on Monday.  Arthur Kaliyev scored the Kings only goal and Cal Petersen made 32 saves in the loss.  Los Angeles is 36-23-9 with 81 points, second in the Pacific Division.  On Monday, the home team Edmonton Oilers beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-1.  Ryan McLeod had two goals and an assist for the victorious Oilers.  Leon Draisaitl scored his league leading 48th goal of the season and Connor McDavid extended his point scoring streak to 10 games, while Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves in the win for Edmonton.  The Oilers are 37-25-5 with 79 points, third in the Pacific Division.

Los Angeles Kings Vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Odds

Over is 4-0-1 in Los Angeles’s last five games overall.  The Kings are 8-1 in their last nine contests following a home loss of three or more goals.  Over is 3-0-1 in Los Angeles’s last four games playing on one days’ rest.  The Kings are 1-5 in their last six meetings in Edmonton against the Oilers.  Los Angeles is +5000 to win the Stanley Cup this season.  The home team is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings between Los Angeles and Edmonton.  The Oilers are 7-0 in their last seven home games.  Over is 4-0 in Edmonton’s last four contests vs. Western Conference foes.  Under is 17-6-4 in the last 27 meetings in Edmonton between the Oilers and Kings.  Edmonton is +2500 to win the 2021-22 Stanley Cup, they haven’t hoisted the Stanley Cup since the 1989-90 season.

Los Angeles Kings Odds

Captain Anze Kopitar is the Kings leading scorer with 57 points (17 goals and 40 assists).  The two-time Stanley Cup winner has 19 points on the power play this year (six goals and 13 assists).  The 2015-16 Lady Byng Trophy winner has three game winning goals and averaging 20:44 of ice time per game this season.  Adrian Kempe leads the team in goals with 28 in 65 games and is second on the team in scoring with 42 points.  Kempe leads the club in game winning goals with seven.  Trevor Moore is third on the club in scoring with 41 points (13 goals and 28 assists).  He’s second on the team in plus/minus at +18 while averaging 15:20 of ice time per game.  Viktor Arvidsson has 40 points this season (18 goals and 22 assists).  In his first year with the Kings, he has eight points on the power play (four goals and four assists).  Phillip Danault is a +16 in 66 games this season.  On the campaign he has 39 points (21 goals and 18 assists) and has won 53.8% of his face-offs.  Alex Iafallo has 32 points in 66 games this season (14 goals and 18 assists).  He’s a +4 with five points on the power play this season (two goals and three assists).   Iafallo is averaging 18:33 of ice time per game and has scored two game winning goals this campaign. 

Drew Doughty leads the Los Angeles defensive group in points with 31 (seven goals and 24 assists).  The two-time Stanley Cup winner is a +4 and averaging 25:44 of ice time per game this season.  He’s currently on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.  Two-time Stanley Cup winner, Olli Maata has played in 53 games and has blocked 77 shots this year.  Matta leads the Kings in plus/minus at +19.  Sean Durzi has 23 points in 50 games this season (three goals and 20 assists).  He’s second on the club in blocked shots with 80.  Durzi has delivered 52 hits and averaging 18:43 of ice time per game. 

Jonathan Quick, a two-time Stanley Cup winner, has started 37 games this season for Los Angeles.  In 2021-22, he’s 17-12-8 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.65 GAA.  Cal Petersen has started 30 games for the Kings in 2021-22.  On the season he’s 18-11-1 with a .900 save percentage and a 2.74 GAA this campaign.  Additionally, Quick and Petersen have combined for five shutouts this year.

Edmonton Oilers Odds

Connor McDavid leads the NHL lead in scoring with 98 points (36 goals and 62 assists).  The two-time Hart Trophy winner has 38 points (eight goals and 30 assists) on the power play this season.  The Oilers captain is a +16 and has scored six game winning goals in 2021-22.  The three-time Art Ross Trophy winner has broken the 100-point barrier in four different seasons; he has 672 career points.  Leon Draisaitl is second in the league in scoring with 96 points; he’s tied for the league lead in goals with 48.  He has 36 points on the power play and is second in the NHL in power play goals with 20 in 2021-22.  The 2019-20 Hart Trophy winner leads the team in plus/minus at +18 and game winning goals with 10.  Draisaitl has scored over 100-points in two different seasons and won the Art Ross Trophy in 2019-20.  Zach Hyman in his first season with the Oilers has 44 points (22 goals and 22 assists).  He’s scored four power play goals and averaging 19:34 of ice time per game on the season.  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 41 points in 48 games in 2021-22 (eight goals and 33 assists).  The center is a +6 while averaging 19:45 of ice time per game. 

Evan Bouchard leads Edmonton’s defensemen in points with 35 in 66 games.  He’s blocked 87 shots and delivered 62 hits on the year.  In his third season, he has 25 takeaways and averaging 19:56 of ice time per game.  Darnell Nurse leads the Oilers in blocked shots with 114 and hits with 171.  He’s a +12 with 29 points in 2021-22.  Tyson Barrie has 31 points in 58 games on the year.  He has registered 17 points (three goals and 14 assists) on the power play in 2021-22.  Barrie is averaging 19:12 of ice time per game and has blocked 53 shots this year.  Three-time Stanley Cup champion, Duncan Keith has 19 points in 49 games in 2021-22.  Keith is a +10 while averaging 19:58 of ice time per game.

Mikko Koskinen has played 37 games this season with a 24-10-3 record.  The fifth-year goaltender has a .901 save percentage and a 3.11 GAA.  Mike Smith has played 19 games between the pipes for the Oilers in 2021-22.  Smith is 7-9-2 with a .896 save percentage and a 3.41 GAA.

Los Angeles Kings Vs. Edmonton Oilers Picks & Prediction

Los Angeles is scoring 2.8 goals per game, ranking them 20th in the NHL and attempting 35.1 shots per game, fifth overall.  Los Angeles has seven skaters in their lineup that have scored at least 13 goals in 2021-22.  On the defensive side, the Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game which is ninth in the NHL and yielding 28.6 shots a game, first overall.  Edmonton is scoring 3.4 goals per game, seventh in the league and taking 33.6 shots per game, tenth overall.  The five-time Stanley Cup champions, have the two top scorers in the league (McDavid and Draisaitl), but only have two other players to score over 40 points.  Defensively the Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game, ranked 22nd overall and 31.7 shots per game, 16th in the league.  I’ll take Edmonton to win this game by at least 1.5 goals and get their 22nd home victory of the season.   

Scott is graduate of Hofstra University and has worked in the sports media for over 20 years as a Producer and Writer. His dream is to see the New York Jets one day hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two children.

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