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Oilers vs. Kings - 3/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings (29-21-12) at Edmonton Oilers (18-35-10)
Date & Time Tuesday March 3, 2015, 9:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +191 / Los Angeles Kings -213 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
FSWHD, RSNW
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NHL | Los Angeles Kings (29-21-12) at Edmonton Oilers (18-35-10)
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The Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers meet Tuesday night at the Rexall Place.

The Los Angeles Kings have lost three straight and end a three-game road trip. The Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have one power play goal in their last five games and have won seven straight when scoring at least three goals. Jeff Carter leads the Kings with 20 goals, Anze Kopitar has 33 assists and Justin Williams has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in eight straight games. Martin Jones has allowed 25 goals on 276 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 123 goals on 1,426 shots.

The Edmonton Oilers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Oilers are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads the Oilers with 16 goals, Jordan Eberle has 29 assists and Nail Yakupov has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 118 goals on 1,158 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 76 goals on 681 shots.

The Kings are 9-21 in their last 30 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-19 in their last 26 home games. The Kings are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Edmonton and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings overall.

With the line holding little to no value, I'm going to side with the under in this spot. Both teams have had issues scoring as of late and the under has hit in 18 of the last 27 meetings between these two teams. Take the under. 

Pick:
Under 5

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