Kings vs. Oilers - 3/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (30-40-7) at Los Angeles Kings (44-25-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -215 / Edmonton Oilers +193 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings square off Saturday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Edmonton Oilers look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 25 goals, Jordan Eberle has 20 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 125 goals on 1,533 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 13 goals on 110 shots. Talbot has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 27 goals, Anze Kopitar has 43 assists and Jeff Carter has 212 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 131 goals on 1,626 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 27 goals on 375 shots. Quick has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 37-96 in their last 133 vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Kings are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 10-4 in their last 14 vs. Pacific. The Oilers are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Kings have been rolling down the stretch and simply don't lose to the Oilers when playing in Los Angeles. Edmonton has also struggled against winning teams all season. Give me the Kings by two goals to increase the value of the bet.