Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Jan 09, 2023

The Edmonton Oilers travel to Los Angeles on Monday night to open a four-game road trip versus the Kings.

January 09, 2023, 10:30 PM ET
Staples Center
Los Angeles
Puckline +1.5 -260
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +6.5


Betting Action


Puckline -1.5 +216
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +6.5


Betting Action


This all-Pacific Division matchup should be interesting as the Oilers are looking to gain ground, facing the second-placed Kings. Los Angeles is a -127 favourite to win on the NHL odds with the total set at 6.5.

Oilers vs. Kings NHL Betting Odds

The Kings visited the Oilers in their first matchup in mid-November and picked up a 3-1 win on the back of Trevor Moore’s first career hat trick. Zach Hyman was the only Oiler to beat Kings netminder Cal Petersen who made 22 saves as the head-to-head hit the Under for the third game in a row and the results have gone 5-3 to the Under since their seven-game playoff series in May.

The Oilers’ offence was held to just two goals in their last outing at home versus Colorado, helping them play the Under for the fifth time in seven games. The current trend is out of the ordinary considering Edmonton’s 23-14-4 record on the Over/Under but they are still the NHL’s fourth-highest-scoring team despite being held to two goals or less in five of their past seven. They have only one win in their past four games and will be looking to even their 20-21 record ATS as the underdog Monday.

In their past 10 games on the Over/Under, Los Angeles has gone 6-3-1 to the Under bringing them to an almost even record of 21-19-3 on the season. The emergence of netminder Pheonix Copley and overall team defence has held opponents to two or fewer goals in six of their past 10. They have an impressive 7-2-1 record in their past 10 games and have covered ATS in six of those wins.

Edmonton Oilers

Zach Hyman scored a pair of goals (19th, 20th) for the Oilers Saturday night, putting them up 2-0 heading into the third period versus Colorado. But in the third period, the Avalanche came storming back to tie it at two, before Cale Makar would end it in overtime. Stuart Skinner stopped 43 of 46 shots, but it would not be enough as Edmonton would lose in front of their home crowd for the sixth time in their past seven games.

Hyman reached the 20-goal plateau for the fourth time in his career and is looking like he will post a new career-high this season after a 27-goal campaign last year.

The Oilers’ power play could play a huge role in tonight’s game if given the opportunity. They boast a league-best 32.2 per cent and will line up against an LA penalty-killing unit that kills only 72.5 per cent (28th in NHL).

Edmonton has played much better hockey on the road this season, posting an 11-6-1 record as the visitors. They will need to win Monday if they want to keep hold of the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings have put together their most impressive stretch of hockey lately, posting a 7-2-1 record in their last 10 games. Most recently they smacked the Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights 5-1 thanks to a hat trick performance from Kevin Fiala.

Fiala completed his first multi-goal game as a King with his third goal into the empty net to get the Kings back in the win column. Gabriel Vilardi assisted on each of Fiala’s goals and Blake Lizotte also had two assists as LA’s top-six carried the offence. Goalie Pheonix Copley had his shutout bid ended with just over two minutes left in the third, but stopped 19 of 20 shots to improve his record to 10-2 on the season.

Copley has emerged as the Kings’ starting goaltender after beginning the season as their third option. He has made the most of his opportunity, posting an impressive 2.52 goals against average.

The Kings are sitting comfortably in second place in the Pacific Division, but are the only current playoff team with a negative goal differential. A win on Monday would create even more separation from the Oilers who are currently seven points back in the standings.

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