Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings - 2/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (24-16-7) vs Edmonton Oilers (24-18-3)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -150 / Edmonton Oilers +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings host the Edmonton Oilers in Tuesday NHL Action
The Edmonton Oilers come into this road contest with an overall record of 24-18-3. Through 45 games, the Oilers are 5th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 146 times, good for a rank of 14th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Edmonton is the 23rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.27 goals per game. So far, the Oilers have a strength of schedule rating of 22nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 19th ranked team in the NHL.
The Los Angeles Kings get set to host the Edmonton Oilers with an overall record of 24-16-7. This mark places them 3rd in the Pacific division. Through 47 games, the Kings have scored 136 goals, giving them an average of 2.85. This output gives them a rank of 20th among NHL teams. On defense, Los Angeles is the 9th ranked unit, giving up 2.72 goals per contest. So far, the Kings have played the 6th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Los Angeles's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 14th in the NHL.
Through 45 games, the Edmonton Oilers goal and overall scoring leader is Leon Draisaitl, with 65 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 20.6%. So far, 42.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Connor McDavid, who has 40 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +7. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.15 goals per game.
Coming into this game, the Los Angeles King's leader in points is Anze Kopitar. In Los Angeles's 47 games, he has come up with 14 goals and 28 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 10.8%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. Of his 19 goals, 11.0% have come during power play time. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -5 in scoring differential. Los Angeles' top goalie is Jonathan Quick, who is giving up an average of 2.6 goals per game. In his 28 games played, he has turned in 15 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Edmonton's 45 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 21-21-3. So far, taking the over when the Oilers are playing on the road has been a good bet with an over-under record of 10-10-2. On the season, 62.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. On the other side, the Kings have an over-under record of 18-27-2. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-14-0. On the season, 40.0% of Los Angeles's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 50.0% of the scoring coming from the Kings. Look for this matchup to go over the line of 5.5 goals.
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AUTHOR: Joe Kiemen
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