Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Dec 05, 2021

Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers, 2021

Leon Draisaitl leads the league in scoring with 21 goals and 22 assists. The Oilers are 7-1 against the rest of the Pacific division.

Los Angeles
44-27-7-4
AT
December 05, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
49-27-5-1
Puckline +1.5 -126
Moneyline +190
Over / Under o +6

5%

Betting Action

95%

Puckline -1.5 +105
Moneyline -228
Over / Under u +6

5%

Betting Action

95%

A nightmarish homestand has the Los Angeles Kings seeking answers – and points – as they visit the powerhouse Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night. The Kings hit the road fresh off a pitiful 1-6-0 home showing capped by one-goal losses to the Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks. And they’re major underdogs as they kick off a stretch of six road games in a nine-game span against an Oilers team that has gone a red-hot 9-1-0 on home ice.

Kings vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

The Oilers have the upper hand in this one by just about any measure. They’re 13-4 as a favourite so far this season, and their plus-20 goal differential is third-best in the Western Conference. They’ve also won four of the past five head-to-head meetings between the teams, and five straight encounters at Rogers Place. Add it all up, and it’s easy to see why 95 percent of Sports Interaction bettors are taking the home team to prevail.

The Edmonton puck line should also be popular at +125, while the O6 has seen 83 percent of the action at SIA. These teams are at opposite ends of the spectrum from a totals perspective, with Los Angeles having gone just 8-14 O/U and Edmonton at 14-7-1 (including a sizzling 8-2 mark on home ice). And while the Kings have been a stronger Under play for the season, they’ve surpassed the number in four of their last six overall.

Los Angeles Kings

You won’t find a streakier team in the NHL this season than the Kings. They opened the season with losses in six of their first seven games, then reeled off seven consecutive victories before proceeding to drop seven of their next eight. Offence continues to be a problem for Los Angeles, which comes into Sunday’s action ranked 26th in goals per game (2.55) while scoring more than three goals in just four of their first 22 contests.

Edmonton Oilers

Leon Draisaitl is -133 to score Sunday night – and while that payoff might not be worth it for some bettors, it might be a hard one to pass up for others. Draisaitl continues to lead the league in tallies with 21, and has scored eight times in 10 home games so far this season. He has been even more successful in Edmonton victories, with 16 goals in the Oilers’ 16 wins. He had two goals and three assists in four meetings with Los Angeles in 2019-20.

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