Oilers vs. Kings Prediction and Odds (Edmonton Has Struggled in Los Angeles in Recent History)

The Oilers and Kings will face-off in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
The Oilers and Kings will face-off in Los Angeles on Thursday night. / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages

The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings will face-off in a pivotal Pacific Division matchup tonight.

Only one point separates the two teams, with Edmonton currently holding on to the lead and the second spot in the division. Both teams are trying their best to hold off the Vegas Golden Knights, who are desperatley trying to climb back into a postseason berth.

Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET Sportsbook for tonight's big game.

Oilers vs. Kings Odds and Total


  • Oilers -135
  • Kings +115

Puck line:

  • Oilers -1.5 (+175)
  • Kings +1.5 (-215)


  • 6.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Oilers vs. Kings Betting Trends

  • The OVER is 7-1 in the Oilers' last eight games.
  • Oilers are 5-0 in their last five games.
  • Oilers are 4-1 in their alst five games vs. Kings.
  • Kings are 3-6 in their last nine games vs. Pacific Division opponents.
  • Kings are 15-3 in last 18 home games vs. Oilers.

Oilers vs. Kings Prediction and Pick

As much as I think the Kings are underrated, they're struggling in a few key areas that make me concerned against a team that has as high-powered of an offense as the Oilers. Los Angeles ranks 31st in shooting percentage and 19th in team save percentage over its last 25 games. It's tough to win when you're struggling to find the back of the net, no matter how well you rank in advanced analytics.

It's going to be especially difficult when you have to try to keep pace with the Edmonton Oilers, who rank second in the NHL over the same stretch in expected goals per 60 minutes. The Oilers have also been accurate with their shots, ranking fifth in shooting percentage.

Even in advanced anayltics like CORSI percentage, the Kings only rank six spots high than the Oilers, which is not enough to offset the basic stats like shooting and save percentage.

Pick: Oilers -135

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.