Los Angeles Kings (9-9-4) vs. Edmonton Oilers (16-6)
December 5, 2021 at 20:00 EDT
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -192 / Los Angeles Kings +145; Over / Under: +6
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The Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from Rogers Place on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Kings will try to come back from a 3-2 loss at home to Calgary last time. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 23 points, including a team-high 15 assists and 8 goals, while Alex Iafallo has 9 goals to lead the Kings, logging on 15 points, while Adrian Kempe’s total points are on 13 with 8 own goals. Jonathan Quick has gone 4-5-3 with a 2.38 GAA and a .924 save percentage this season between the pipes for the Kings, while Cal Petersen has gone 5-4-1 with a 3.01 GAA and a .896 save percentage.
The Edmonton Oilers will also try to come back after a 4-3 loss to Seattle Kraken away in their final game. Leon Draisaitl leads the Oilers in scoring with 43 points, including a hold-high 21 goals and 22 assists, while Connor McDavid has 42 points with a team-high 26 assists along with 16 goals. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 22 points with 20 assists, while Jesse Puljujarvi has 18 points and Zach Hyman has 11 goals. Draisaitl also has a team best +15 plus / minus rating also this season. Mikko Kiskinen has seen most of Edmonton’s action in goal, going 12-2 with a 2.82 GAA and a 0.914 save percentage this season.
Los Angeles are 1-7 in their last 8 games overall and 24-53 in their last 77 games as a road underdog, while under are 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Edmonton are 16-6 in their last 22 games overall and 39-17 in their last 56 games as favorites, while over are 14-3 in their last 17 games played on one day’s rest.
The Kings are back to look like the rebuilding Kings team we have come to expect in recent years. Meanwhile, the Oilers now again have two lines that could do serious damage with McDavid and Draisaitl on different lines, and I just think the form on both sides leads Edmonton to a win on the puck line here.
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