Kings vs Oilers Prediction NHL Picks 2/26/24

Edmonton Oilers (33-20-2) vs Los Angeles Kings (29-17-10)

Game Info: Monday, February 26, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -150 / Los Angeles Kings +130 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings will play the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. Los Angeles has won five of their last six games, while Edmonton is on a three game losing streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Kings vs Oilers prediction.

Kings Preview

The Los Angeles Kings are 29-17-10 this year after they defeated the Ducks by a score of 3-2 in a shootout in their last game. Los Angeles tied the game at two in the second period and was able to pull out the win in a shootout. The Kings out shot Anaheim by a total of 50-24 and went 2-4 on the power play in the game. Los Angeles lost to Nashville by a score of 4-1 in the game prior to the Ducks, but did beat Columbus, Pittsburgh, Boston, and New Jersey before that. The Kings are scoring 3.07 goals per game and they are allowing 2.63 goals against per game, while going 21.8% on the power play and 87.1% on the penalty kill. Adrian Kempe has led LA with 19 goals, 32 assists, and 177 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Los Angeles is David Rittich, who is 9-3-3 this season with a 2.21 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. 

Oilers Preview

The Edmonton Oilers are 33-20-2 this season after they lost to Calgary by a score of 6-3 in their last game. Edmonton cut the deficit to 3-2 in the second period, but allowed the next three goals for Calgary to pull away. The Oilers out shot Calgary by a total of 35-31 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. Edmonton lost to Minnesota by a score of 4-2 and Boston by a score of 6-5 in the two games prior to Calgary. The Oilers are scoring 3.55 goals per game and they are allowing 3.02 goals against per game, while going 27.3% on the power play and 79.5% on the penalty kill. Connor McDavid has led Edmonton with 21 goals, 68 assists, and 177 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Edmonton is Stuart Skinner, who is 25-13-2 this year with a 2.72 goals against average and a .901 save percentage. 

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Edmonton Oilers Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won five of the Oilers' last six games.
  • The Oilers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last six games as favorites following a home loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Oilers' last 13 games as favorites.
  • The Oilers have won the first period in each of their last four home games against the Kings.

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The Kings have won each of their last four games as underdogs.
  • The Kings have covered the puck line in each of their last eight Monday games as underdogs.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Kings' last eight games following a win.
  • The Kings have won the third period in each of their last seven Monday games.

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Zach Hyman has scored at least one goal in each of the Oilers' last six games at Rogers Place.
  • Zach Hyman has recorded at least one point in each of his last 10 appearances against Western Conference opponents at Rogers Place.
  • Connor McDavid has recorded at least one assist in each of the Oilers' last nine home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has recorded two blocks against the Kings this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Los Angeles Kings Player Prop Facts

  • Adrian Kempe has scored a goal in three of the Kings' last four games against the Oilers.
  • Adrian Kempe has recorded at least one point in each of the Kings' last eight games against the Oilers.
  • Adrian Kempe has recorded at least one assist in six of the Kings' last seven games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Drew Doughty ranks 1st in the Western Conference for average time on ice (25:59) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Edmonton Oilers are one of only two teams to win 15+ games when tied or trailing after Period 2 this season.
  • The Edmonton Oilers are one of only two teams to win 5+ games when trailing after Period 2 this season.
  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 1st in the league for power play goals against this season (24).
  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 2nd in the league for shots per game this season (33.7).

Kings vs Oilers Betting Prediction

Edmonton comes into this game on a three game losing streak and they have really cooled off since their long winning streak came to an end. The Oilers have played very strong defense over the last couple of months, but they have allowed 16 goals in their last three games. Los Angeles has won five of their last six games and they have allowed two goals or fewer in three of their last four. The Kings are 18-7-4 on the road, while Edmonton is 17-8-2 at home. This should be a great game between two teams tied with 68 points, but I think we are going to see plenty of goals. The Oilers are a bit of a mess on defense right now, but their offense is one of the best in the NHL. Take the over. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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