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Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers 5/12/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Edmonton Oilers (51-29-7) vs. Los Angeles Kings (47-29-11)
May 12, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +120 / Edmonton Oilers -140; Over/Under: -6.5
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The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings meet Thursday in game 6 of the West First Round NHL Playoffs at the crypto.com Arena. The Edmonton Oilers need a win to save their season and force a game 7 on Saturday. The Los Angeles Kings look to make the second round for the first time since 2013-14 when they won the Cup.

The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 4.2 goals per game and are scoring on 41.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads Edmonton with 5 goals, Connor McDavid has 7 assists and Zach Hyman has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Mike Smith has allowed 14 goals on 199 shots faced.

The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 10 percent of their power play opportunities. Phillip Danault leads Los Angeles with 3 goals, Trevor Moore has 3 assists and Adrian Kempe has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 58.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 17 goals on 151 shots faced, and Cal Petersen has given up 4 goals on 20 shots.

The Oilers are 5-0 in their last 5 Thursday games and 15-6 in their last 21 overall. The Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The under is 6-2 in Oilers last 8 road games. The under is 5-1-1 in Kings last 7 home games. The Oilers are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in Los Angeles.

The Edmonton Oilers have been the better team this season, so I understand why they’d be favored here and people assuming they’ll figure things out. However, the Los Angeles Kings have been the better team these last two games, and they showed heart on the road, winning in overtime. Jonathan Quick is a two-time Cup winner with countless playoff starts, and he’s put together his best efforts in his last two tries. This line is disrespectful toward the Kings at home. Los Angeles has been a house of horrors for the Oilers over the years. Give me the value of the plus money.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Los Angeles Kings +120

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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