Los Angeles vs Edmonton: prediction for the NHL game
The Kings go against the Oilers in the 6th game of their last-16 tie. Los Angeles can advance to the quarterfinals if they win today. Will Edmonton put up a fight? What to expect from this game? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Los Angeles Kings
Just when it looked like Los Angeles won't recover after two crushing defeats (0:6 and 2:8), the team got a landslide 4:0 victory over the Oilers at home. Forward Grundstrom was one of the best players in that game; he gave an assist and scored a double. After that, the Kings traveled to Edmonton, where they managed to overcome the Oilers in a proper barnburner (5:4).
Edmonton probably didn't expect to meet such fierce resistance from Los Angeles. The team has dropped its guard after two confident victories, and that led to a 0:4 defeat. The Oilers should have won in the last game, but once again demonstrated frantic performance on defense and allowed the Kings 43 shots on goal.
In 4 out of 6 head-to-head games, the teams scored in each period.
In 4 head-to-head games out of 5, the teams scored more than one goal in the second period.
Los Angeles are very confident at their home arena, so today they have a really good chance to book their ticket to the next round of the playoffs. The Kings have found their form and overcame the defensive problems and should beat the inconsistent Edmonton team today.
Our prediction - Edmonton to win
Considering that this might be the last game of the match, the teams will be active on offense - the Kings will strive to secure their victory, while the Oilers will hope to level the score in the series. We suggest taking the over.
Second bet - total over 6 goals