Oilers vs. Kings NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Oilers vs. Kings NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs First Round will see the Edmonton Oilers hit the ice against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday, April 21, starting at 10:00 PM ET and airing on TNT, CBC, SportsNet, TVAS, and BSSC. The teams are tied 1-1 in the series. The Oilers have -155 moneyline odds against the Kings (+131).

Oilers vs. Kings Odds

  • Favorite: Oilers (-155)
  • Underdog: Kings (+131)
  • Over/under: 6.5

When is Oilers vs. Kings and when does it start?

This contest between the Oilers and Kings will take place on Friday, April 21, 2023. You should expect the puck drop at 10:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Oilers vs. Kings

The Oilers and Kings will lace up the skates at Crypto.com Arena for this matchup on April 21, and if you’d like to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TNT, CBC, SportsNet, TVAS, and BSSC.

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Who Will Win Oilers vs. Kings?

Oilers and Kings Betting Trends

  • Edmonton and its opponent have combined to score more than 6.5 goals in 56 of 84 games this season.
  • Los Angeles has combined with its opponent to score more than 6.5 goals in 42 of 84 games this season.
  • These two teams rack up a combined 7.3 goals per game, 0.8 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams surrender 6.2 goals per game combined, 0.3 fewer than this match’s total.
  • The Oilers are 37-26 when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  • The Kings have been listed as an underdog 43 times this season, and won 21, or 48.8%, of those games.

Oilers Stats & Insights

  • The Oilers are the top-scoring team in the NHL with an average of 4.0 goals per game, resulting in 325 this season.
  • On defense, the Oilers have given up 256 goals (3.1 per game) to rank 17th in league play.
  • The team’s goal differential is second-best in the league at +69.
  • The Oilers shoot 11.8% as a team, top in the league).
  • The Oilers’ players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 22.9 hits and 12.6 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the last 10 contests, the Oilers have gone 9-0-1 (90.0% of possible points).
  • They have averaged 4.1 goals per game (41 total) during that stretch.
  • On the defensive end, the Oilers have allowed 1.6 goals per game (16 total) in those 10 outings.

Kings Stats & Insights

  • The Kings have the league’s 10th-best scoring offense (274 total goals, 3.3 per game).
  • The Kings have given up 3.1 goals per game, 254 total, which ranks 16th among league teams.
  • They have a +20 goal differential, which ranks 14th in the league.
  • The Kings’ collective 10.3% shooting percentage ranks 12th in the league.
  • The Kings have not had a shutout win yet this season.
  • In their past 10 matchups, the Kings have gone 5-5-0 to earn 75.0% of the possible points.
  • They have scored 27 goals over that time.
  • Defensively, the Kings have given up 24 goals (2.4 per game) in those 10 outings.

Oilers Key Players to Watch

  • A leading offensive player this season for Edmonton, Connor McDavid has scored 153 points in 82 games (64 goals and 89 assists).
  • Leon Draisaitl has 52 goals and 76 assists to total 128 points (1.6 per game).
  • Stuart Skinner (29-14-5) has a 2.7 goals against average and a .913 save percentage (15th in the league).

Kings Key Players to Watch

  • Anze Kopitar has totaled 28 goals (0.3 per game) and put up 46 assists (0.6 per game), taking 2.1 shots per game and shooting 16.6%. That makes him among the leaders for Los Angeles with 74 total points (0.9 per game).
  • Kevin Fiala has made a major impact for Los Angeles this season with 72 points, thanks to 23 goals and 49 assists.
  • Los Angeles’ Joonas Korpisalo is 18-14-4 this season, amassing 1102 saves and giving up 104 goals (2.9 goals against average) with a .914 save percentage (14th in the league).

Oilers vs. Kings Injuries

  • Oilers: Ryan Murray: Out (Back), Mattias Janmark: Questionable (Lower Body), Mike Smith: Out (Undisclosed)
  • Kings: Kevin Fiala: Out (Lower Body), Blake Lizotte: Out (Lower Body)

Oilers vs. Kings Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Kings (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Kings 4 – Oilers 3

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