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Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers 1/9/23 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Edmonton Oilers (21-17-3) vs. Los Angeles Kings (23-14-6)
January 9, 2023 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -111 / Edmonton Oilers -111; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from the Crypto.com Arena on Monday night.

The Edmonton Oilers will look to bounce back after a 3-2 OT loss to Colorado last time out. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 76 points including a team-high 33 goals and 43 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 62 points with 40 assists. Zach Hyman has 44 points with 20 goals and 24 assists while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 48 points with 19 goals and 29 assists. Jack Campbell’s posted a record of 9-7-1 with a 3.69 GAA and an .878 save percentage while Stuart Skinner’s gone 12-10-2 with a 2.88 GAA and a .915 save percentage in goal for Edmonton this season.

The Los Angeles Kings will try to buld on a 5-1 win over Vegas in their last game. Kevin Fiala has a team-high 42 points with a team-high 29 assists, while Gabe Vilardi has 28 points with a team-high 16 goals and Anze Kopitar also has 32 points with 21 assists. Viktor Arvidsson also has 31 points and Phillip Danault has 31 points as well this season. Jonathan Quick has gone 8-9-4 with a 3.40 GAA and an .884 save percentage while Pheonix Copley is 10-2 with a 2.52 GAA and a .904 save percentage this season

Edmonton is 1-5 in their last 6 Monday games and 1-4 in their last 5 games when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Los Angeles is 5-0 in their last 5 division games and 5-1 in their last 6 games after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 Monday games.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m sticking with the Kings in this one. I was really disappointed with how the Oilers folded in their last game against the Avs and I’m not ready to just jump back on board against a Kings team that’s been playing well lately, especially in goal with the surprising play of Pheonix Copley. I think the Kings at home at this price is definitely worth the look so give me L.A. here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Los Angeles -111

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