Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings - 10/25/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (4-3-0) at Edmonton Oilers (3-5-0)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +125 / Los Angeles Kings -138 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, SNO
The Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers meet Sunday night at the Rexall Place.
The Los Angeles Kings look for another victory after a rocky 4-3 start to the season. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 1.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with six goals, Jeff Carter has four assists and Dustin Brown has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 88.6 percent of their power play chances. Jhonas Enroth has allowed one goal on 40 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 13 goals on 168 shots. Quick has allowed two or less goals in four straight outings. Derek Forbort is questionable with an illness.
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The Edmonton Oilers could also use a victory after a tough 3-5 start to the season. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with five goals, Nail Yakupov has five assists and Taylor Hall has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 86.2 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 12 goals on 147 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 10 goals on 102 shots. Talbot has allowed two or less goals in five of his last six outings. Griffin Reinhart is questionable.
The Kings are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record. The Oilers are 12-26 in their last 38 home games and 11-45 in their last 56 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Edmonton and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Kings seem to have found their groove with four straight victories, and they've owned the Oilers both in Edmonton and in LA as of late. The Oilers just aren't looking so hot right now. I like the Kings and the reasonable chalk.