Los Angeles favored by -231 against Edmonton on Tuesday
Los Angeles Kings
|11-21-3||December 17, 2013, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center||22-8-4|
The visiting Oilers hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at STAPLES Center against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings sit at 22-8-4 on the season; in comparison, the Oilers are currently 11-21-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 11-17-6 OU, and Edmonton is 18-16-1 OU.
View Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -231 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.
The Kings - Oilers odds would favor the Kings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Edmonton is at No. 13.
Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -198 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Kings were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 14-ranked offense (2.76 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.43 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 16.39% rate while the Oilers have a 81.67% rate on the penalty kill.
Edmonton at Quebec, Thursday, December 19th
Los Angeles home to San Jose, Thursday, December 19th