Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers - 5/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers - 5/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6) vs Los Angeles Kings (44-27-11)

Game Info: Monday, May 2, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -167 / Los Angeles Kings +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers host the Los Angeles Kings in Monday NHL Action.

The Los Angeles Kings come into this road contest with an overall record of 44-27-11. Through 82 games, the Kings are 3rd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 239 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Los Angeles is the 11th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.83 goals per game. So far, the Kings have a strength of schedule rating of 19th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 17th ranked team in the NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the Los Angeles Kings with an overall record of 48-27-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 81 games, the Oilers have scored 287 goals, giving them an average of 3.52. This output gives them a rank of 7th among NHL teams. On defense, Edmonton is the 17th ranked unit, giving up 3.1 goals per contest. So far, the Oilers have played the 17th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Edmonton's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 11th in the NHL.

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Through 82 games, the Los Angeles Kings's leading goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. With his 19 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 54. On the season, he is turning 14.2% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Kings have benefited from the strong play of Anze Kopitar, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Los Angeles's 82 games, he has come up with 19 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.0%. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -6 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Jonathan Quick, who is giving up an average of 2.59 goals per game.

Through 81 games,Edmonton' leading goal scorer is Leon Draisaitl. With his 55 goals and 55 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 110. On the season he is turning 19.8% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Oilers have benefited from the strong play of Connor McDavid, who is teams overall leader in points. In Edmonton's 81 games, he has come up with 44 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus minus rating of +28. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.1 goals per game. In his 45 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 44 percent of the time.

Coming into this game the Kings have an over-under record of 34-45-3. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 16-24-1. On the season 46.0% of Los Angeles's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Kings. In Edmonton's 81 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-39-1. So far, taking the over when the Oilers are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 25-16. On the season 65.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. Look for this matchup to surpass the over-under line of 5.5 goals, as both the Oilers and Kings have had their problems on defense throughout the season, as each goalie unit are ranked in the 20's in save percentage.

 

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