Wednesday night’s NHL betting pick at ATS features a playoff rematch in the Pacific Division between the Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers. It will be the first time the two teams square off since the Oilers eliminated the Kings in Game 7, so you can be assured the Los Angeles squad is fired up for the chance to come to Edmonton for this Kings vs Oilers contest.
Edmonton sits three points behind the Kings with two games in hand, adding to the stakes on Wednesday night. The Oilers are -145 moneyline favorites, the Kings are +125 underdogs and the total is set at 6.5 goals.
Kings vs Oilers Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Oilers Moneyline (-145)|
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This game will be played at Rogers Place at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
Why Bet On The Oilers:
✅ The Kings defense is starting to show cracks, conceding eight goals in their past two games. A bad sign for a team set to play the high flying Oilers attack.
✅ As mentioned in our Kings vs Flames preview on Monday, the Kings are dreadful in divisional games of late. Their loss in Calgary pushed their losing streak in the Pacific Division to five straight.
✅ The Kings have been just as bad on the road as they have been against their divisional rivals. 1-5 in their last six road games.
Los Angeles Kings
|3.33||Avg Opp Score||3.67|
|4.33||Avg Opp Score||4.67|
|2.8||Avg Opp Score||4.4|
|3.6||Avg Opp Score||3.8|
|3||Avg Opp Score||3.8|
|3.9||Avg Opp Score||4|
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Los Angeles Kings
Kings head coach Todd McLellan wants his team to get back to what they do best against the Oilers by playing defensive hockey. That wasn’t the case in Calgary on Monday night, when the Kings let six goals in to see a well earned winning streak come to an end.
Holding teams to low scoring nights has been the catalyst for most of the Kings wins this season. Before the off night in Calgary, the Kings held opponents to a goal or less in three straight games. Containing Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl is a different beast but if the Kings want to get back to winning ways, they will need to keep Edmonton from lighting the lamp,
If the Kings are to stop the Oilers, they will need to do a good job of playing disciplined and eliminating penalties. The Oilers have the third best powerplay in the league and will be licking their lips if they get the opportunity to execute with the man advantage against a Kings penalty that is 26th ranked.
On the inverse, the Kings will hope they continue to receive the lion’s share of powerplay opportunities to exploit the Oilers 30th ranked penalty kill. The Kings have received the most powerplay opportunities in the NHL with 74, 10 more than the next closest team in the Washington Capitals.
Longtime Kings starter Jonathan Quick will get the nod in goal in Edmonton. Quick will look to bounce back from an ugly outing in Calgary, where he let in six goals on 30 shots to keep his save percentage below .900 on the season.
The Oil come back home to Alberta after splitting four games against tough Eastern Conference opposition and losing one of their key contributors. Evander Kane is expected to be out for a couple months after having his wrist cut open with a skate, leaving the Oilers without their third most dangerous offensive weapon for the interim.
Luckily for Edmonton, their superstar duo is firing on all cylinders to do much of the heavy lifting. Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid are currently tied for the longest and second-longest point streaks of the NHL season with 11 and 10 game streaks respectively. The Oilers go as far as the two take them most nights so it is an encouraging sign Leon and Connor are at their best.
The Oilers will be well rested to take on the Kings. Edmonton last played on Saturday in Florida, giving them three days to recover and prepare for a big early season game against a divisional rival. The hope is the extra rust will help Edmonton answer their home woes and improve their 4-5 record at Rogers Place this season.
It should be expected to see Jack Campbell get the start in goal for the Oilers. Campbell has been hit or miss in his first 10 starts in Edmonton, posting a 6-4 record but hasn’t flattered statistically. Canpbell’s 4.27 goals against average and .873 are a concern, especially when you consider his backup Stuart Skinner is fifth in the league with a save percentage of .932.