Kings vs. Oilers Prediction and Odds for Game 5 (Prepare for a Wide Open Matchup)

The Oilers and Kings are set to face-off in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
The Oilers and Kings are set to face-off in Game 5 on Tuesday night. / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages

The Los Angeles Kings managed to even up the series at home in Game 4, but now they head to Edmonton for a pivotal Game 5 against the Edmonton Oilers.

Jonathan Quick looked like he was still in his prime in Game 4, stopping 31 shots on way to a shutout. It was the second shutout of the series, after Mike Smith and the Oilers shut out the Kings in Game 2.

The last three games have all been decided by at least four goals. Will we see another blowout in Game 5?

Here are the odds via WynnBET for tonight's game.

Kings vs. Oilers Odds and Total


  • Kings +180
  • Oilers -210

Puck line:

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


  • 6.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Kings vs. Oilers Betting Trends

  • Kings are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
  • Oilers are 5-2 in their last 7 games.
  • Oilers are 15-5 in their last 20 games.
  • Oilers are 15-2 in their last 17 home games.

Kings vs. Oilers Prediction and Pick

The Oilers and Kings series has been the most wide-open, offensive series of the NHL Playoffs thus far. Sure, there have been two games that have had shutouts due to stellar goaltending, but I expect an onslaught of goals today.

The Oilers rank second in the playoffs in high danger scoring chances, averaging 18.25 per 60 minutes of ice time. The Kings are right behind them, ranking fifth in high danger scoring chances in the postseason, averaging 14.5 per 60 minutes.

If you combine their expected goals per 60 minutes, we're looking at a total of 7.59 per game (Oilers 4.04, Kings 3.65). That makes the OVER 6.5 tonight look like a fantastic bet to make.

Pick: OVER 6.5 (-110)

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.