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

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

NHL Predictions

Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs First Round features the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings playing at 9:30 PM ET on Tuesday, April 25 on ESPN, CBC, SportsNet, TVAS, and KCOP-TV. The series record is tied at 2-2. The Oilers are favored, with -226 moneyline odds, in this matchup against the Kings, who have +185 moneyline odds.

Oilers vs. Kings Odds

  • Favorite: Oilers (-226)
  • Underdog: Kings (+185)
  • Over/under: 6.5

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

This matchup between the Oilers and Kings will begin on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Expect to see the puck drop at 9:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Oilers vs. Kings

The Oilers and Kings will take to the ice at Rogers Place for this matchup on April 25, and if you’d like to catch the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN, CBC, SportsNet, TVAS, and KCOP-TV.

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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 57 of 86 games this season.
  • Los Angeles has played 43 games this season that finished with over 6.5 goals.
  • The two teams average 7.3 goals per game combined, 0.8 more than this match’s total.
  • Opponents of these two teams score 6.2 goals per game combined, 0.3 fewer than this match’s total.
  • The Oilers have gone 38-27 when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  • This season the Kings have won 22 of the 45 games, or 48.9%, in which they’ve been an underdog.

Oilers Stats & Insights

  • The Oilers are the highest-scoring unit in the league with an average of 4.0 goals per game, resulting in 325 this season.
  • The Oilers are ranked 17th in league action in goals against this season, having given up 256 total goals (3.1 per game).
  • The team has the league’s second-best goal differential at +69 this season.
  • The Oilers’ 11.8% shooting percentage paces the league.
  • The Oilers average 22.9 hits and 12.6 blocked shots per game.
  • In their past 10 games, the Oilers have gone 8-0-2 to earn 80.0% of the possible points.
  • They have put up 39 goals during that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Oilers have given up 19 goals (1.9 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Kings Stats & Insights

  • The Kings have scored the 10th-most goals (274 goals, 3.3 per game) in the league.
  • The Kings have given up 3.1 goals per game, 254 total, which ranks 16th among NHL 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 victory yet this season.
  • In their past 10 games, the Kings are 5-4-1 to earn 70.0% of the possible points.
  • They are scoring at a 3.1 goals-per-game average (31 total) over that span.
  • On the defensive side, the Kings have given up 28 goals (2.8 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Oilers Key Players to Watch

  • One of Edmonton’s leading offensives player this season is Connor McDavid, who has 153 points (64 goals, 89 assists) and plays an average of 22:23 per game.
  • Leon Draisaitl has 52 goals and 76 assists to total 128 points (1.6 per game).
  • In 50 games, Stuart Skinner has a record of 29-14-5. He has conceded 132 goals (2.73 goals against average) and has racked up 1403 saves.

Kings Key Players to Watch

  • Anze Kopitar is a leading scorer for Los Angeles, with 74 points this season. He has recorded 28 goals and 46 assists in 82 games.
  • Kevin Fiala has made a big 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, compiling 1102 saves and permitting 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: Blake Lizotte: Out (Lower Body), Arthur Kaliyev: Out (Illness)

Oilers vs. Kings Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Oilers (-1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Oilers 4 – Kings 3

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