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Edmonton Oilers take on Kings in hockey test

Edmonton OilersLos Angeles Kings
April 6, 4:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

16-14-7TEAM RECORD21-13-3

The Los Angeles Kings will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Edmonton Oilers invade STAPLES Center on Saturday.

Los Angeles battles the Oilers, currently with a 16-14-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-14-7 for the Kings and 12-19-6 for the Oilers.

View Edmonton vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -173 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Kings) and the No. 23 (Oilers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.9 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 18.8% while the Oilers defense kills off 84.3% of their penalties.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Canucks on April 4. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Kings were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -178 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Vancouver are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Oilers at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Edmonton's last 8 games when playing Los Angeles
Edmonton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 8 games when playing Edmonton
Los Angeles is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing at home against Edmonton

Next up:
Edmonton at Anaheim, Monday, April 8
Los Angeles at Anaheim, Sunday, April 7