A Pacific division battle is set for Monday night when the Edmonton Oilers (45 points) visit the Los Angeles Kings (52 points). Edmonton is currently fifth in the division but are just three points back of third place and the automatic playoff spot. Los Angeles is second in the division and are four points behind first place and seven points clear of fourth. Below is my NHL betting pick for Oilers vs Kings.
Oilers vs Kings Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Kings Moneyline (-111)|
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This game will be played at crypto.com Arena at 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Why Bet the Kings:
✅ Los Angeles is 8-3 in their last 11 games played.
✅ The Kings are 5-2 in their last seven games at home.
✅ Edmonton is 1-3 in their last four games.
Los Angeles Kings
|3.33||Avg Opp Score||2.67|
|2||Avg Opp Score||3.67|
|2.8||Avg Opp Score||3.2|
|2.6||Avg Opp Score||3.2|
|3.1||Avg Opp Score||2.6|
|3||Avg Opp Score||3.5|
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Last time out, Edmonton hosted the Colorado Avalanche and lost 3-2 in a shootout. The Oilers will be disappointed with this result as they led 1-0 after the first period and 2-0 after the second. Colorado scored the first goal of the game three minutes into the third period and then tied it up at the 8:19 mark. Cale Makar scored the game winning goal just over two minutes into overtime.
Zach Hyman scored both goals, on the power play, for Edmonton. Three Oilers recorded at least one assist in the defeat.
Connor McDavid is well on his way to the Hart Trophy this season as he leads Edmonton with 33 goals, 43 assists, and 76 points. The Oilers are scoring 3.51 goals per game and allow 3.32.
Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles visited the Vegas Golden Knights and left with an impressive 5-1 win. The Kings took a 1-0 lead late in the first period and extended that lead to 3-0 after the second period. Vegas finally showed up to the party when they were down 4-0, but it was too little too late.
Kevin Fiala, who scored a hat trick, was joined by Matt Roy and Viktor Arvidsson on the scoresheet. Seven Los Angeles players recorded at least one assist in the victory.
Kevin Fiala is leading the way for Los Angeles with 29 assists and 42 points this season. Gabriel Vilardi has a team high 16 goals. The Kings are scoring 3.21 goals per game and allow 3.37.
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