Oilers vs. Kings NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The Los Angeles Kings go on the road against the Edmonton Oilers for Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs First Round on Wednesday, May 1, starting at 10:00 PM ET on ESPN, BSW, SportsNet, SN1, and CBC. The Oilers have a 3-1 lead in the series. Oddsmakers give the Oilers -198 odds on the moneyline in this game against the Kings (+164).

Oilers vs. Kings Game Info & Odds

  • When: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN, BSW, SportsNet, SN1, and CBC
  • Where: Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta
  • TV Channel: ESPN, BSW, SportsNet, SN1, and CBC
  • Favorite: Oilers (-198)
  • Underdog: Kings (+164)
  • Over/under: 6.5

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Oilers and Kings Betting Trends

  • Edmonton’s 86 matches this season have finished above this game’s total of 6.5 goals 41 times.
  • Los Angeles has combined with its opponent to score over 6.5 goals in 30 of 86 games this season.
  • The teams average 6.7 goals per game combined, 0.2 more than this game’s total.
  • Combined, these teams give up 5.4 goals per game, 1.1 fewer than this game’s over/under.
  • The Oilers have won 63.6% of their games this season when favored on the moneyline (49-28).
  • This season the Kings have been an underdog 26 times, and won 11, or 42.3%, of those games.

Oilers Stats & Insights

  • The Oilers create the fourth-most goals in the league, averaging 3.6 per game for a total of 292 this season.
  • On defense, the Oilers are one of the best squads in league competition, allowing 236 goals to rank 10th.
  • The team has the league’s sixth-best goal differential at +56 this season.
  • The Oilers connect on 10.5% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
  • The Oilers have shut out opponents four times. As a team, they are averaging 22.9 hits and 13.5 blocked shots per game this season.
  • In their last 10 games, the Oilers have gone 5-3-2 to earn 65.0% of the possible points.
  • They are scoring at a 3.8 goals-per-game average (38 total) over that time.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Oilers have allowed 27 goals (2.7 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Kings Stats & Insights

  • The Kings have scored 254 goals this season (3.1 per game) to rank 16th in the league.
  • The Kings’ 210 total goals given up (2.6 per game) are the third-fewest in the NHL.
  • They have a +44 goal differential, which is ninth-best in the league.
  • The 9.7% shooting percentage the Kings have compiled ranks 22nd in the league.
  • The Kings have shut out their opponent seven times this season. As a team, they are averaging 21.5 hits and 15.5 blocked shots per game.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Kings have gone 5-5-0 to earn 75.0% of the possible points.
  • They have scored 30 goals over that span.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Kings have given up 3.2 goals per game (32 total) in those 10 outings.

Oilers Key Players to Watch

  • A leading offensive player this season for Edmonton, Connor McDavid has scored 132 points in 76 games (32 goals and 100 assists).
  • Leon Draisaitl is another top contributor for Edmonton with 106 points (1.3 per game), scoring 41 goals and adding 65 assists.
  • Stuart Skinner (36-16-5) has a goals against average of 2.6 on the season, and 1406 saves. His .905 save percentage ranks 32nd in the league.

Oilers Player Props

  • Connor McDavid Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: -140, Under Odds: +110)
  • Connor McDavid Assists Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +150, Under Odds: -195)
  • Leon Draisaitl Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +130, Under Odds: -166)
  • Leon Draisaitl Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -145, Under Odds: +114)
  • Evan Bouchard Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -180, Under Odds: +140)
  • Evan Bouchard Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -130, Under Odds: +100)

Kings Key Players to Watch

  • Adrian Kempe has totaled 28 goals (0.3 per game) and dished out 47 assists (0.6 per game), averaging 3.0 shots per game and shooting 11.4%. That makes him among the leaders for Los Angeles with 75 total points (0.9 per game).
  • Los Angeles’ Kevin Fiala has racked up 73 total points (0.9 per game), with 29 goals and 44 assists.
  • Cam Talbot’s record stands at 27-20-6 on the season, allowing 130 goals (2.5 goals against average) and amassing 1360 saves with a .913 save percentage (13th in the league).

Kings Player Props

  • Anze Kopitar Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -135)
  • Anze Kopitar Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +124)
  • Kevin Fiala Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -140)
  • Kevin Fiala Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +165)
  • Adrian Kempe Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -190)
  • Adrian Kempe Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +105)

Oilers vs. Kings Injuries

  • Oilers: Evander Kane: Undisclosed (Questionable)
  • Kings: Pheonix Copley: Knee (Out For Season)

Oilers vs. Kings Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Oilers (-1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Oilers 4 – Kings 2

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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