Kings vs. Oilers Game 1 Odds and Prediction (Los Angeles Sneaky Dark Horse in Pacific Division Series)

The Kings and Oilers will face-off in Game 1 on Monday night in their opening series of the NHL Playoffs.
The Kings and Oilers will face-off in Game 1 on Monday night in their opening series of the NHL Playoffs. / Harry How/GettyImages

The Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers will wrap up the first night of NHL Playoff action when the puck drops at 10 p.m. EST.

The Oilers are sizable -250 favorites to win the series and advance to the second round to take on the winner of the Flames/Stars series. Edmonton has gone 5-1 in its last six games against Los Angeles, so the Oilers will feel confident heading into tonight.

Here are the odds via WynnBET for tonight's Pacific Division series opening game.

Kings vs. Oilers Odds and Total


  • Kings +168
  • Oilers -188

Puck line:

  • Kings +1.5 (-145)
  • Oilers -1.5 (+120)


  • 6 (Over -125/Under +105)

Kings vs. Oilers Betting Trends

  • Kings are 5-1 in their last six games.
  • The UNDER is 4-2 in the Kings' last six games.
  • Oilers are 5-1 in last six games vs. Kings.
  • The UNDER is 8-4 in the Oilers' last 12 games.
  • Oilers are 7-1 in their last eight games.

Will it be the Kings or Oilers moving on after Round 1? Check out our Stanley Cup Playoff first round series bets!

Kings vs. Oilers Prediction and Pick

The Kings are a sneaky dark horse in this series. If their shooting can get hot, they can give the Oilers a challenge. Los Angeles outranks Edmonton in CORSI percentage, FENWICK percentage, and expected goals against. If you like advanced analytics, then you have to have a soft spot for the Kings.

While the Kings have struggled to put the puck in the net this season, the Oilers have also struggled in this area as of late. Over their last 10 games, the Oilers rank 24th in shooting percentage, only one spot better than the Kings.

If we're talking betting value, there's certainly some there on the Kings moneyline tonight against the Oilers. It's the NHL Playoffs, anything can happen.

Pick: Kings +168

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