Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers Game 5 Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated May 09, 2022

With their first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings tied at two games apiece, will a shift back home provide a spark for the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 on Tuesday?

Los Angeles
44-27-7-4
AT
May 10, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
49-27-5-1
Puckline +1.5 -112
Moneyline +218
Over / Under o +6.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

Puckline -1.5 -107
Moneyline -263
Over / Under u +6.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

The Western Conference playoff series between the Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers is tied 2-2 as it returns to Rogers Place for Game 5 on Tuesday. The Oilers are -210 favourites to win on the NHL odds with a total of 6.5 goals.

Kings vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

Just when we think we have this series figured out, the Kings dominate Game 4 to even things up. Edmonton still should win this and is -244 on the series line with Los Angeles at +192. On the exact series result prop, Oilers in six is +145, followed by in seven at +200, Kings in seven at +424 and Kings in six at +499. That it ends in six games is -127 and in seven -104.

Tied at 2-2 in a best-of-seven series, the Oilers are 7-4 all-time in said series. Los Angeles is 9-4. Just for comparison’s sake, had Edmonton won Game 4 it is 14-1 all-time when leading in a best-of-seven, and Los Angeles is 2-12 when trailing in one.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings had lost back-to-back games in this series by a combined score of 14-2 but there was never much thought about not starting potential future Hall of Famer Jonathan Quick in net for Game 4, and he responded with a 31-save shutout. It was Quick’s 10th career playoff shutout (first since 2014 Stanley Cup Final), now the most in league history among U.S.-born goaltenders and second among active goaltenders behind Minnesota’s Marc-Andre Fleury (16).

Trevor Moore had a goal and assist and has five points in both LA wins and zero in the two losses. Winger Carl Grundstrom was in question for Game 5 with an injury but had two goals and an assist. Another forward, Viktor Arvidsson, has missed five straight games with an undisclosed injury.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton was outshot 46-31 and largely dominated in the face-off circle in Game 4 – perhaps a bit of a letdown was to be expected after the offensive fireworks the previous two games.

“I don’t think we started anywhere near where we needed to start. We knew they were going to come with a push and we didn’t weather it very well, or certainly, not the way we wanted to,” Coach Jay Woodcroft said.

Edmonton was 0-for-3 on the power play, its first game in the series not scoring with the man advantage. Mike Smith played well enough with 42 saves. Centre Derek Ryan didn’t play due to injury and is questionable for Tuesday. He has an assist in the series. The Oilers haven’t lost back-to-back games in about a month.

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