Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 28

Apr 29, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Adrian Kempe (9) shoots on goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period in game six of the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Crypto.com Arena.
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We have your Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Los Angeles Kings hit the road to face the Edmonton Oilers.

The Edmonton Oilers (43-23-4) are set to host the Los Angeles Kings (38-22-11) in a high-stakes Pacific Division showdown. With the playoffs on the horizon, both teams are eager to secure a win and improve their seeding.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds Info

Moneyline: Los Angeles Kings +130 (DraftKings) / Edmonton Oilers -155 (DraftKings)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Los Angeles Kings -198 (DraftKings) / Edmonton Oilers +165 (BetMGM)

Total: 6.0 – -102 (DraftKings) / -118 (DraftKings)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 28

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB


Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Los Angeles Kings have 21 wins and 15 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Los Angeles Kings have 11 wins and 12 losses.
  • This season, the Los Angeles Kings have hit 27 overs and 44 unders.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Edmonton Oilers have 23 wins and 11 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Edmonton Oilers have 39 wins and 24 losses.
  • This season, the Edmonton Oilers have hit 34 overs and 36 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the 2023-2024 NHL season, the Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers have faced off three times, with the Oilers emerging victorious in two of those encounters. The first meeting on December 30, 2023, saw the Oilers win as visitors in a tight game that went to a second overtime, with a final score of 3-2. The Kings responded with a decisive 4-0 home victory on February 10, 2024, where they were the underdogs but managed to cover the spread. In their most recent matchup on February 26, 2024, the Oilers, as the favorites, secured a 4-2 win on home ice. Across these games, the home team has won twice, and the visiting team once. When it comes to betting statistics, the Kings have covered the spread once, while the Oilers have done so twice. Notably, all three games have resulted in the total score going under the set over-under line. Key stats from these games include the Kings’ strong defensive play in their win, with goaltender David Rittich achieving a shutout, and the Oilers’ power play performance, which contributed to their victories.

Focusing on the most recent game on February 26, 2024, the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings with a score of 4-2. The Kings opened the scoring with Trevor Moore’s goal, but the Oilers responded with a goal from Zach Hyman to end the first period tied. Although the Kings briefly took the lead again in the second period, the Oilers equalized and then dominated the third period with two additional goals. Edmonton’s Evan Bouchard and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played pivotal roles, contributing to the team’s final two goals. The Oilers’ goaltender, Stuart Skinner, had an impressive game, saving 38 of 40 shots for a save percentage of 0.95. The Kings outshot the Oilers with 40 shots on goal to Edmonton’s 31 and also led in hits with 38 compared to the Oilers’ 33. However, Edmonton’s power play efficiency and faceoff win percentage were key factors in their victory, with a 33.3% success rate on the power play and winning 51.7% of faceoffs.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers Predictions

The Oilers and Kings have been on divergent paths recently, with Edmonton looking to build on a narrow victory after a mixed bag of results, while Los Angeles rides the wave of a four-game winning streak. The Oilers’ offensive firepower is led by none other than Connor McDavid, who has been a point-producing machine with 119 points, and Zach Hyman, who has netted an impressive 51 goals this season. Edmonton’s success at Rogers Place, boasting a 23-8-3 home record, will be a factor they hope to capitalize on.

Los Angeles, on the other hand, has been finding ways to win games and climb the standings. The Kings’ balanced attack is spearheaded by Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe, who have combined for a total of 105 points. Their road record of 21-11-4 demonstrates their ability to perform in hostile environments. Defensively, both teams have had their struggles, but the Kings have been particularly effective at keeping the puck out of their net during their recent streak, which could pose a challenge for the Oilers’ top scorers.

This matchup features a clash of styles, with Edmonton’s high-octane offense going up against Los Angeles’ disciplined defensive play. Key player matchups to watch include the battle of the goalies, with Edmonton’s Stuart Skinner looking to outduel Los Angeles’ Jonathan Quick, and the faceoff circle where both teams will look to establish control. With both teams jockeying for playoff positioning, expect a playoff atmosphere and a fiercely contested game.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers Pick

The Los Angeles Kings come into this matchup on a hot streak, having won their last four games. This momentum, combined with their solid road record of 21-11-4, suggests they have the resilience and capability to secure a win in a challenging environment like Rogers Place. The Kings have demonstrated a strong defensive front recently, which could stifle the Oilers’ high-scoring offense. Additionally, the Kings have shown they can cover the spread against the Oilers, as seen in their decisive 4-0 victory earlier this season. With the Kings’ current form and the Oilers’ recent inconsistency, the value lies with taking the Kings on the moneyline.

While the Oilers boast offensive powerhouses like Connor McDavid and Zach Hyman, the Kings’ recent performances suggest they have found a formula for success that could carry over into this game. The Oilers’ power play efficiency is a concern, but the Kings’ penalty kill has been formidable, potentially neutralizing one of Edmonton’s key advantages. Given the odds and the Kings’ upward trend, coupled with the Oilers’ mixed results, the smart pick is to back the Kings to continue their winning ways and upset the Oilers on their home ice.

The Pick: Los Angeles Kings +130 (DraftKings)

Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Edmonton Oilers

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Zach Hyman Shots On Goal 3.5 8/10 -105 -125 4.4 4.23
Connor McDavid Points 1.5 7/10 -125 -105 2.0 1.93
Mattias Ekholm Shots On Goal 1.5 10/10 -190 +145 3.2 3.12
Evan Bouchard Assists 0.5 7/10 -105 -125 1.2 1.19
Evan Bouchard Points 0.5 7/10 -145 +114 1.2 1.16
Leon Draisaitl Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -135 +105 3.2 3.05
Evan Bouchard Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -115 -115 3.4 3.25
Darnell Nurse Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -180 +140 3.1 2.95
Warren Foegele Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -175 +135 2.3 2.15