Oilers vs. Kings Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 1

by | May 2, 2022

Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs First Round showcases the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings meeting at 10:00 PM ET on Monday, May 2. Oilers (-200) versus Kings (+165) has a clear favorite, according to the moneyline odds. Find more below on the Oilers vs. Kings betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Oilers vs. Kings Spread and Betting Line

Oilers vs Kings Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Oilers -200 Kings +165

Oilers vs. Kings Game Info

  • Game Day: Monday, May 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Arena: Rogers Place

Computer Predictions for Oilers vs. Kings

Computer picks for Oilers vs Kings
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Oilers (-1.5) Over (6) Oilers 4 Kings 2

Oilers vs. Kings Betting Trends

  • Through 57 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Edmonton has won 40 of those games.
  • The Oilers have a record of 16-5 this season in games with their moneyline odds shorter than -200.
  • Edmonton has a 66.7% chance of winning this game, per the moneyline odds.

Edmonton Oilers Leaders

  • A leading offensive player this season for Edmonton, Connor McDavid has scored 123 points in 80 games (44 goals and 79 assists).
  • Leon Draisaitl is another leading option for Edmonton with 110 points (1.4 per game), scoring 55 goals and adding 55 assists.
  • Zach Hyman has 27 goals and 27 assists for Edmonton.
  • In 45 games, Mikko Koskinen has a record of 27-12-4. He has conceded 136 goals (3.11 goals against average) and has racked up 1261 saves.

Edmonton Oilers Season Stats

  • The Oilers create the seventh-most goals in the league, averaging 3.5 per game for a total of 285 this season.
  • On defense, the Oilers have conceded 251 goals (3.1 per game) to rank 18th in NHL action.
  • The team is ranked 11th in goal differential at +34.
  • The Oilers’ 60 power-play goals they’ve scored this season (on 235 power-play chances) are the seventh-most in the NHL.
  • The Oilers have the NHL’s third-best power-play conversion rate at 25.5%.
  • The Oilers’ offense has capitalized with 11 shorthanded goals this season (third among all teams).
  • The Oilers kill 79.4% of their opponent’s power plays, the 17th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the league.
  • The Oilers’ players have posted the ninth-best faceoff win percentage in the NHL at 51.2%.
  • The Oilers shoot 10.2% as a team, ranked 11th-best in the league.
  • The Oilers’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 22.6 hits and 12.4 blocked shots per game.

Kings vs. Oilers Betting Trends

  • The Kings have been the underdog 45 times this season, and upset their opponent in 17, or 37.8%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles has 10 games this season playing as an underdog by +165 or longer, and is 7-3 in those contests.
  • The Kings have a 37.7% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).

Los Angeles Kings Leaders

  • Anze Kopitar is among the top options on offense for Los Angeles, with 67 points this season. He has put up 19 goals and 48 assists in 81 games.
  • Adrian Kempe is crucial for Los Angeles’ attack with 54 total points (0.7 per game), including 35 goals and 19 assists through 78 games.
  • Phillip Danault has 27 goals and 24 assists, for a season point total of 51.
  • Jonathan Quick’s record stands at 23-13-9 on the season, giving up 116 goals (2.6 goals against average) and collecting 1168 saves with a .910 save percentage (25th in the league).

Los Angeles Kings Season Stats

  • The Kings’ 235 total goals (2.9 per game) rank 20th in the NHL.
  • The Kings have given up 2.8 goals per game, 232 total, the ninth-fewest among league teams.
  • Their 17th-ranked goal differential is +3.
  • The Kings have put up 39 power-play goals this season (25th in the NHL) on 248 power-play chances.
  • The Kings have a 15.7% power-play conversion rate, the league’s No. 27 percentage.
  • The Kings have scored 11 shorthanded goals this season (third in the league).
  • The 76.7% penalty-kill percentage the Kings have registered is the league’s 22nd-ranked rate.
  • The Kings have the fifth-best faceoff win rate in the NHL (52.2%).
  • The Kings are shooting 8.2% (32nd in the league).
  • The Kings have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 20.3 hits and 13.3 blocked shots per game.

Oilers and Kings Injury Report

Oilers: Oscar Klefbom: Out (Shoulder)

Kings: Drew Doughty: Out For Season (Wrist), Sean Walker: Out For Season (Lower body)

Betting Tips for Oilers vs. Kings

After analyzing all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup, our best bet is Oilers on the moneyline at -200 and against the spread (-1.5). Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 6 goals.

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