Kings vs Oilers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 5 (Edmonton Takes Series Lead at Home)

Kings vs Oilers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 5 (Edmonton Takes Series Lead at Home)


The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Tuesday, April 25 with a Western Conference clash featuring the Edmonton Oilers hosting the Los Angeles Kings for Game 5 of their series.

Kings vs Oilers Game 5 Info

  • Series: Series tied 2-2
  • Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 p.m. ET
  • Venue: c-- Edmonton, Alberta
  • Coverage: TBS

Game 4 was a huge win for the Oilers, and the third overtime game of this series. The game winner by Zach Hyman gave the Oilers a 5-4 win and some relief heading back home for Game 5.

Kings vs Oilers Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: LA: (+188) | EDM: (-225)
  • Spread: LA: +1.5 (-134) | EDM: -1.5 (+112)
  • Total: 6.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Oilers enter this contest as big home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:40 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 6.5 goals, and a great chance to take advantage of the FanDuel promotions and prop bets.

Kings vs Oilers Betting Trends

  • The Kings are 4-2 straight up (SU) in their last six games.
  • The Oilers are 11-2 SU in their last 14 games.
  • The Oilers are 10-2 in their last 12 home games.
  • The total has hit the Under in 4 of LA's last 5 road games at Edmonton.

Kings vs Oilers Prediction & Pick

The Kings have played the heavily favored Oilers tough as nails through four playoff games, although the Oilers have controlled more of the play until the first period of Game 4. That's when Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner was pulled in favor of Jack Campbell, and rookie defenseman Vincent Desharnais was on the ice for each of the Kings’ three first-period goals. While they offer some value again, the Game 4 loss was a deflating defeat as Los Angeles took a 3-0 lead in the first period before the Oilers stormed back and pulled off the OT win.

Leon Draisaitl has been big in this series scoring 4 goals and adding 5 assists. The NHL's top scorer Connor McDavid added 3 assists in Game 4 and now has 32 points in his last 20 games against the Kings. The Oilers have another 100-point player in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (37 goals). Returning home where the Oilers are 10-2 in their last 12 games at Rogers Place, look for Edmonton to retake the series lead in style.

Final Score Prediction: Oilers: 5 | Kings: 2

Kings vs Oilers Best Bet

The offense came alive in Game 4, and despite the under cashing four of the last five between these two teams when playing in Edmonton, the Oilers should get their share of scoring chances to convert in Game 5. The Oilers have put at least 37 shots on net in all four playoff games, and Kings goalie Joonas Korpisalo has kept Los Angeles in this series.

Laying big prices is not advised, but you can reduce the odds for an Oilers regulation win, or consider the Puck Line on the Oilers (+112) at a plus price. Anticipating the Oilers scoring at least four goals again makes that prop bet one to add as well.

Bet: Oilers Moneyline to Win in Regulation (-140) and Oilers Total Goals Over 3.5 (-134)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.