Kings vs. Oilers Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Ryan Raeburn | Updated Nov 29, 2018

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Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings are running out of time to turn their season around. They visit the Oilers on Thursday.

Los Angeles
31-42-5-4
AT
November 29, 2018, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
35-38-6-3
Puckline +1.5 -180
Moneyline +140
Over / Under o +5.5

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Betting Action

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Puckline -1.5 +155
Moneyline -165
Over / Under u +5.5

20%

Betting Action

80%

Feel good overtime finals were on full display on Tuesday night. Los Angeles left Vancouver with a big fourth frame win while the Oilers shut out the Dallas Stars in extra time too. Edmonton will now look to move three wins ahead of the last place Kings on home ice.

Kings vs Oilers Betting Analysis

Edmonton enters the Thursday nighter as the -149 straight up favourite. It’s a spot where they’ve found quite a bit of success over the past few seasons. The Oilers have gone 23-10 in their last 33 Thursday night matchups and this one has 24-10 written all over it – if they play their cards right.

The Kings, meanwhile, are 9-20 in their last 29 overall and are not looking promising across the board. In fact, in the last 28 matchups between these two, the home team has been victorious 20 times. Needless to say, the odds are not in Los Angeles’ favour. With that said, all odds, stats and analytics have little impact at this point in the season.

Los Angeles Kings

They’re certainly not a team of destiny after losing their top two goaltenders. Either way, though, the Kings have been doing their best to tread the Western Conference waters.

Thankfully for them the Pacific, where they do most of their “treading” has been pretty lackluster as a whole. As bad as they’ve been, they’re still only nine points out of a wild card spot heading into this one.

Edmonton Oilers

After (yet another) rough start to the season, Edmonton relieved Todd McLellan of his head coaching duties last week and brought in Ken Hitchcock to take the reigns. Since the firing, the Oilers have gone 2-1-1 with their lone loss coming on Sunday to – who else – the L.A. Kings.

The Kings embarrassed Cam Talbot 5-2 and could get another shot at the shaky Oiler ace again. If they do, this game could be Talbot’s last shot as top dog too as Mikko Koskinen continued to impress posting his second shutout on Tuesday. For the Oilers to win this game, they’ll need to get their star Connor McDavid moving. The captain only has two assists in their last three games.

Kings vs. Oilers Prediction

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