Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, Tips & Odds – May. 09, 2022

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May 8, 2022
Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction

After their unexpected setback in front of their home crowd in game 1, the Edmonton Oilers managed to recover in the following two games against the Los Angeles Kings. Late goal broke their hearts in game 1 but they took full control of this round 1 playoff series with two blowout wins torching the Kings 6:0 and 8:2 in game 2 and 3.

Los Angeles Kings

As we stated at the start of the series, the Kings stand no chance in fast-paced games with plenty of goals. They are completely outmatched offensively so they have to resort back to their game plan from the series opener. However, that shouldn´t help them too much as it seems the Oilers only had troubles at the start because of some opening playoff jitters.

Edmonton succumbed to high expectations in the opener but afterwards looked unstoppable. With the series shifting back to Canada after today´s game, another loss for the Kings would mean it is more or less over. In front of their home crowd they definitely won´t go down without a fight and will try to give it one more go but it will be difficult. What makes their life even harder is the fact they are without their main defender Drew Doughty while one of their most efficient scorers Viktor Arvidsson is questionable.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton´s full offensive might was on display in the last two games in which they scored an incredible total of 14 goals. Although the Kings have managed to stiffle the best player in the league Connor McDavid, the Oilers simply have too many weapons for Los Angeles to keep up with.

Heading into this second game in Los Angeles there are only two possible scenarios in our opinion. If they concede an early goal or two, the Kings will most likely lose all of their confidence and simply stop playing which could result with another huge loss. In case they somehow survive the early onslaught and hang on like they did in game 1, we could be in for another tight ride but that scenario seems like a long shot at the moment.

Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction

After the recent high-scoring games the goal total has gone up and has no more value for betting. Game 4 will most likely transpose into another high-scoring affair but we think betting on the Oilers to win has the best value and will back them including possible overtime and penalties.

Pick: Team Wins – Edmonton Oilers
Odds: 1.656
Bookmaker: 22Bet

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