Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers - 11/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (9-7-1) at Los Angeles Kings (7-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 17, 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 clash Thursday night in a NHL matchup at the Staples Center.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a big road victory that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Oilers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Maroon leads Edmonton with six goals, Connor McDavid has 14 assists and Jordan Eberle has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 87.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 42 goals on 489 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has allowed one goal on 24 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last eight games.
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The Los Angeles Kings also need a victory that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Kings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 10.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tanner Pearson leads Los Angeles with six goals, Jeff Carter has six assists and Tyler Toffoli has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Peter Budaj has given up 29 goals on 331 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has allowed 10 goals on 80 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have lost five straight games when allowing more than two goals.
The Oilers are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 26-65 in their last 91 road games. The Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Oilers are 1-11 in the last 12 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-20 in the last 26 meetings overall.
One of these teams is finally going to get a victory after some poor hockey and coming up short recently. Might as well go with the Kings at home considering the Oilers continue their struggles outside of Edmonton and the Kings have had their way with the Oilers for quite some time. The Kings should be able to get the job done here.