Oilers vs Kings Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 3 (Edmonton Keeps Road Dominance Going in LA)

Oilers vs Kings Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 3 (Edmonton Keeps Road Dominance Going in LA)


The 2022-23 NHL Playoffs continue on Friday with an exciting showdown between the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings.

Oilers vs. Kings Game Info

  • Edmonton Oilers (50-23-9) vs. Los Angeles Kings (47-25-10)
  • Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
  • Coverage: TNT, CBC, SportsNet, TVAS, and BSSC

Each of the first two games of this series ended up being intense thrillers. Los Angeles emerged victorious by a score of 4-3 in Game 1 thanks to a game-winning goal from Alex Iafallo in overtime. Edmonton bounced back with a 4-2 victory in Game 2 as four different players finished with a goal.

Oilers vs. Kings Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: EDM: (-142) | LA: (+118)
  • Spread: EDM: -1.5 (+162) | LA: +1.5 (-200)
  • Total: 6.5 -- Over: (-102) | Under: (-120)

The Oilers enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 6.5 goals, with the under favored at -120 odds.

Favorite Underdog Total Spread
Oilers (-137) Kings (+114) 6.5 Oilers (-1.5)

Oilers vs. Kings Betting Trends

  • Edmonton is 7-0 straight up in its last seven away games.
  • The total has hit the under in six of Edmonton's last nine games.
  • Los Angeles is 12-4 straight up in its last 16 home games.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Los Angeles' last six games.

Oilers vs. Kings Prediction & Pick

The Oilers have outplayed the Kings through the first two games of this series, logging more shots (77 compared to 59) and faceoffs won (74 compared to 56). Some unfortunate bounces and subpar goalkeeping were the only things that kept Edmonton from gaining a 2-0 series lead heading to LA.

The Kings are now back on their home ice, where they have posted a 26-11-4 record. That is almost identical to the 27-11-3 record the Oilers have posted on the road. With these teams evenly matched, history has to be taken into account as Edmonton has won six of its last eight away games versus LA.

I'll back that trend to continue as the Oilers grab a valuable 2-1 series lead with a close win on Friday.

Final Score Prediction: Oilers: 3 | Kings: 2

Oilers vs. Kings Best Bet

An empty-net goal scored with just 17 seconds left to play in Game 1 was the only thing that kept Game 1's total from hitting the under like Game 2's did. The total has hit the under in six of Edmonton's last nine games overall as well as in 13 of its last 20 games in April. The under has also cashed in six of the last eight matchups between the Oilers and Kings. Trust that trend to continue in Game 3 on Friday night.

Bet: Under 6.5 Total Goals (-120)

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