Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers - 2/23/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Edmonton Oilers (32-22-7) at Los Angeles Kings (22-34-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings / Edmonton Oilers --- Over/Under:
The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings meet Sunday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 25 goals, Connor McDavid has 51 assists and James Neal has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 88 goals on 927 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 89 goals on 995 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in 11 of their last 14 games.
The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 18 goals, Anze Kopitar has 36 assists and Dustin Brown has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 110 goals on 1,073 shots faced and Cal Petersen has allowed 11 goals on 106 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Oilers are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Los Angeles. The favorite is 25-7 in the last 32 meetings. The home team is 21-5 in the last 26 meetings. The over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles.
The home team has won each of the last eight meetings between the Oilers and Kings, and 21 of the last 26 meetings overall. The Los Angeles Kings are on the end of a back to back, but they've played some decent hockey over the last week and hung around with the Avalanche last night in a competitive contest. I'll ride the history and side with the Kings to get the job done at home.