The Edmonton Oilers (21-17-3) face the Los Angeles Kings (23-14-6) Monday at Crypto.com Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. (ESPN+). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Oilers vs. Kings odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.
The Oilers are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss against the visiting Colorado Avalanche Saturday, and are 1-3 across the past 4 games overall. Edmonton has scored a goal of 9 goals in those 4 outings, or 2.3 goals per game (GPG).
The Kings routed the Vegas Golden Knights 5-1 Saturday at T-Mobile Arena. L.A. has been red hot lately, going 8-2-1 in the past 11 games overall. The Kings scored a 3-1 road win on Nov. 16 in the first of 4 regular-season meetings with Edmonton.
Oilers at Kings odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub Lines last updated at 10:43 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Oilers -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Kings -110 (bet $110 to win $100)
- Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Oilers +1.5 (-270) | Kings -1.5 (+190)
- Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Oilers at Kings projected goalies
Stuart Skinner (12-10-2, 2.88 GAA, .915 SV%) vs Pheonix Copley (10-2-0, 2.52 GAA, .904 SV%)
Skinner was on the short end of the 3-2 OT loss against the Avalanche Saturday despite turning aside 43 of the 46 shots. It was a nice rebound game after getting roughed up by Seattle last Tuesday (4 goals on 20 shots). He was in the crease for the first meeting on Nov. 16 in Edmonton and stopped 29 of the 31 shots in a hard-luck 3-1 loss.
Copley allowed just 1 goal on 20 shots in a 5-1 win at Vegas Saturday and has picked up victories in 8 of his past 9 starts. He hasn’t faced the Oilers this season, but he allowed just 1 goal on 22 shots in a relief appearance against Edmonton last season.
Oilers at Kings picks and predictions
Kings 4, Oilers 2
The KINGS (-110) are a solid play on home ice.
The Oilers have won 4 of the past 5 games on the road, but they’re a dismal 3-7 in the past 10 games against Western Conference teams while winning just 5 times in the past 16 tries against teams with a winning overall record.
The Kings have won 5 in a row inside the division while picking up wins in 5 of the past 6 against teams with a winning overall mark.
The KINGS -1.5 (+190) are worth a look on the puck line for a chance to nearly double up — but go lightly.
There is plenty of risk in the bet as the Oilers have not only covered the puck line in 4 straight as underdogs but have won outright in 3 straight.
UNDER 6.5 (-105) is the lean, but only with a half-unit play at most.
The Over has dominated for the Oilers lately, going 4-1 in the past 5 on the road, while cashing at a 14-6-1 clip in the past 21 games overall.
However, the Under is a solid 5-2 in the past 7 at home for the Kings, while going 8-3-1 in the past 12 games overall, and 3-1-1 in the past 5 inside the division.