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Oilers vs Kings Game 4 Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Los Angeles Happy To Work Overtime

Oilers Favored on the Road in Game 4

There was quite a delay before it was ruled that Trevor Moore’s power-play goal in overtime would stand and when it did, the Los Angeles Kings had the 2–1 lead in the series against Edmonton.

In a game when four of the five goals came on the power play, Edmonton’s Connor McDavid scored twice with the man advantage to give the Oilers a lead that would last for all of 18 seconds before Adrian Kempe evened things.

Stuart Skinner #74 of the Edmonton Oilers reacts after a goal
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The game featured almost as many shots as hits and both penalty killing units had a rough evening.

Now Los Angeles has a chance to push Edmonton to the brink of elimination with a win at home on Sunday.

There’s not much to separate the teams as evidenced by two of the first three games going into overtime and that is something to keep in mind for those making NHL picks.

When looking at some of the NHL news, Matthias Janmark is questionable for Edmonton with a lower body injury while defenseman Ryan Murray is out.

Forward Blake Lizotte (lower body) is questionable while winer Kevin Fiala is out.

According to the NHL playoff odds, Edmonton (+900) is tied for fourth in the odds to win the Stanley Cup title. Los Angeles (+2500) is tied for 10th in the championship odds.

Another Lead Squandered

Edmonton has led in both of the games that it has lost in the series, even if the advantage was a brief one in Game 3. The Kings have won both of those games in overtime to take control of the series.

McDavid, who has been held in check against the Kings this season, had seven shots on goal and was also tied for second on the team with five hits so he did what he could to give the Oilers the road win.

McDavid played nearly 27 minutes, a workload that is not unheard of for a defenseman, but is highly unusual for the forward as Edmonton relied mostly on nine forwards.

Four of the last six games played by Dallas finished over the NHL betting lines total as have the last five road games.

Dream Come True

Growing up in nearby Thousand Oaks, California, Moore was no stranger to experiencing the atmosphere of an overtime game in the playoffs at a Kings home game.

It is safe to say that none of those memories compare to what he went through on Friday night as his overtime goal lifted the Kings to the 3-2 victory.

Moore had one goal in the final nine games of the regular season and none in the first two games in the series. It is safe to say that his fifth career playoff goal was one he won’t soon forget.

Moore led the Kings with seven shots on goal and that is a season-high as he recorded six shots in three different games during the regular season.

The Las Vegas odds total has gone over in five of the last seven games played by the Wild.

Oilers vs Kings Game Injuries

Oilers vs Kings Head-to-Head

Los Angeles moved ahead of Edmonton 4-3 in the season series after taking Game 3. Only one of those seven games have been decided by more than one goal.

The home team has won four of the last six meetings with eight of the last 10 games between Edmonton and Los Angeles finishing under the total.

Kempe leads the Kings with three goals in the series while Anze Kopitar has a team-best four assists and five points. Leon Draisaitl tops Edmonton with three goals and six points.

Oilers vs Kings Game Information

  • Game: Oilers (50-23-9 regular season) vs Kings (46-25-10)
  • Location: Crypto.com Arena., Los Angeles, CA
  • Day/Time: Sunday, April 22, 9 p.m. ET
  • Oilers vs Kings Live Stream: NHL TV

Oilers vs Kings Betting Lines

Oilers vs Kings Picks and Prediction

Both teams would be well advised to take fewer trips to the penalty box based on what happened in Game 3. The Kings scored on two of their six shots on the power play while Edmonton had two goals on seven shots with the man advantage.

While there still were 87 hits in Game 3, things settled down a bit from 112 in Game 2. Naturally, Los Angeles will try to be as physical as possible to try to slow down McDavid and Draisaitl.

When making NHL predictions, keep in mind that Edmonton is 24-18 against the spread on the road while Los Angeles covered against the NHL betting lines in 20 of 42 home games.

Edmonton is 37-25-11 when listed as the favorite by the NHL odds with Los Angeles 20-22-3 as the underdog.

The Edmonton Oilers are listed at -160 in our Las Vegas hockey odds. This means that if you wager $100 on the Oilers, you have a chance to win $63. Los Angeles is +140, offering a chance to win $140 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Edmonton Oilers a 61.54% chance to win, with the Los Angeles Kings at 41.67%.

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