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Los Angeles favored by -231 against Edmonton on Tuesday

Edmonton Oilers

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.

Next up:
Edmonton at Quebec, Thursday, December 19th
Los Angeles home to San Jose, Thursday, December 19th