Oilers vs. Kings Prediction & Picks: Line, Spread, Over/Under – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3

The Edmonton Oilers visit the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs First Round at Crypto.com Arena on Friday, April 26, beginning at 10:30 PM ET on TBS, SportsNet, TVAS, Max, and BSW. The series is knotted up 1-1. Bookmakers give the Oilers -145 moneyline odds in this game against the Kings (+120).

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Before watching this matchup, here’s our prediction for which squad will secure the win in Friday’s NHL Playoffs First Round action.

Oilers vs. Kings Predictions for Friday

Our computer projection model for this contest predicts a final tally of Kings 4, Oilers 3.

  • Moneyline Pick: Kings (+120)
  • Total Pick: Under 6.5 (computer predicts 6.2 goals on average)
  • Spread Pick: Kings (+1.5)

Oilers Splits and Trends

  • The Oilers are 10-7-17 in overtime contests as part of a 49-27-6 overall record.
  • In the 21 games Edmonton has played that were decided by one goal, it has a 12-3-6 record (good for 30 points).
  • In the seven games this season the Oilers scored just one goal, they lost every time.
  • Edmonton has finished 5-6-5 in the 16 games this season when it scored exactly two goals (registering 15 points).
  • The Oilers have scored three or more goals 58 times, and are 45-11-2 in those games (to record 92 points).
  • In the 31 games when Edmonton has capitalized on a lone power-play goal, it has a 21-8-2 record (44 points).
  • In the 57 games this season in which it has outshot its opponent, Edmonton is 34-17-6 (74 points).
  • The Oilers have been outshot by opponents in 25 games, going 16-8-1 to record 33 points.

Kings Splits and Trends

  • The Kings (44-27-11 overall) have posted a record of 8-11-19 in contests that have gone to OT this season.
  • In the 26 games Los Angeles has played that were decided by one goal, it racked up 34 points.
  • This season the Kings scored only one goal in 14 games and they finished 0-13-1 in those matchups.
  • When Los Angeles has scored two goals this season, they’ve earned 18 points (7-8-4 record).
  • The Kings have scored at least three goals 49 times, earning 82 points from those matchups (38-5-6).
  • This season, Los Angeles has recorded a lone power-play goal in 33 games and registered 46 points with a record of 21-8-4.
  • When it outshoots its opponent this season, Los Angeles has posted a record of 26-18-8 (60 points).
  • The Kings’ opponents have had more shots in 29 games. The Kings went 16-10-3 in those contests (35 points).

Team Stats Comparison

Oilers Rank Oilers AVG Kings AVG Kings Rank
4th 3.56 Goals Scored 3.1 16th
10th 2.88 Goals Allowed 2.56 3rd
1st 33.8 Shots 31.9 9th
5th 28.1 Shots Allowed 28 4th
4th 26.34% Power Play % 22.58% 11th
15th 79.46% Penalty Kill % 84.58% 2nd

Oilers vs. Kings Game Time and TV Channel

  • When: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS, SportsNet, TVAS, Max, and BSW
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California

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