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Kings face Edmonton Oilers: NHL odds preview and stats

Los Angeles Kings

Edmonton Oilers
36-22-6 March 09, 2014, 08:00 PM | Rexall Place 22-34-8

The Edmonton Oilers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Los Angeles Kings invade Rexall Place on Sunday.

The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 36-22-6 this season, while the Oilers are 22-34-8. Los Angeles is 16-33-15 on the totals; Edmonton is 33-29-2.

View Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Oilers as 134 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Oilers - Kings odds would favor the Kings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Edmonton is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 19.

Los Angeles was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Jets. They won as -120 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Edmonton was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Islanders. They won as -142 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 22-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.11 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 16.89% rate while the Kings have a 83.06% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Calgary, Monday, March 10th
Edmonton at Minnesota, Tuesday, March 11th