Kings vs. Oilers Game 7 Prediction
The Kings have forced a Game 7 on Saturday night in Edmonton but will they pull off one more huge upset? The Oilers are major home favorites at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
071 Los Angeles Kings (+180) at 072 Edmonton Oilers (-220); o/u 6.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 14, 2022
Los Angeles Kings DFS Spin
Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on 33 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in Game 6. There wasn't much Quick could do in his crease on a Connor McDavid's game-opening goal as he just took over and did McDavid things. Evander Kane's goal was a clean deflection off of a Brett Kulak shot. And finally, Tyson Barrie ripped one past him on a power-play. The fact is the Kings need more offense from their players that have been doing it all season long. It all comes down to Saturday night in the decisive Game 7.
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Connor McDavid is a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award. Unlike the Hart Trophy, which seeks to honor the league's most valuable player, the Ted Lindsay Award is given to the league's most outstanding player. There's often crossover between the two, but there are some subtle differences. The Ted Lindsay Award is also voted on by the NHLPA while the Hart Trophy is voted on by the writers, so winning the Ted Lindsay means earning the respect of your peers. It's an honor McDavid has claimed three times before, but he'll have stiff competition this year. McDavid did lead the league with 123 points. However, the other nominees are Auston Matthews, who had 60 goals, and Roman Josi, who led all blueliners with 96 points.
Kings vs. Oilers Game 7 Betting Prediction
The Kings are just 4-10 in their last 14 games in Edmonton, while the favorite is 37-15 in the last 52 meetings between these two teams. The Oilers, meanwhile, are 16-6 in their last 22 games overall, are 8-3 in their last 11 games versus a team with a winning record and are 11-4 in their last 15 games following a win. The Kings are also just 3-8 in their last 11 games as an underdog, are 3-9 in their last 12 Conference Quarterfinals games and are 3-7 in their last 10 games versus an opponent with a winning record.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: EDMONTON OILERS -220