Kings vs. Oilers - 2/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (22-32-6) at Los Angeles Kings (35-20-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings / Edmonton Oilers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings square off Thursday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 20 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 27 assists and Jordan Eberle has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 100 goals on 1,114 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 24 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Jeff Carter has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 103 goals on 1,301 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 24 goals on 324 shots. Quick has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 14-50 in their last 64 road games and 40-88 in their last 128 overall. The Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Pacific. The Oilers are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 7-21 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Oilers can't win on the road to safe their life, and they can't beat the Kings either, especially in Los Angeles. Look for the home team to get the big victory.