Kings vs Oilers Picks and Prediction – 4/23/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 04/21/2024 at 9:37 PM ET

Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers 04/22/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/23/2024, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: EDM -165 ; O/U 6

The Los Angeles Kings visit the Edmonton Oilers on Monday for Game 1 of their Western Conference best of seven quarterfinals series. Los Angeles finished the regular season 44-27-11 with 99 points, which was third in the Pacific Division. Los Angeles was 22-15-4 on the road this season and over their final 10 games of the regular season, Los Angeles was 6-4-0 overall. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our NHL picks.

Trevor Moore is the leading goal scorer for Los Angeles with 31, while Adrian Kempe is the leader in assists with 45 and in points with 75. In goal, Cam Talbot is 27-20-6 with a goals against average of 2.50, save percentage of .913 and three shutouts. Los Angeles averages 3.10 goals per game and allows 2.56 goals per game. The Los Angeles power play scores 22.6% of the time and its penalty kill unit is successful 84.6% of the time.

The Edmonton Oilers completed the regular season 49-27-6 with 104 points, which was second in the Pacific division, five points behind first place Vancouver. Edmonton was 28-9-4 at home this season and completed its regular season 4-4-2 over the final 10 games, including losing each of its final two games, but had already clinched second in the division.

Connor McDavid is leading Edmonton in goals scored with 54, in assists with 100 and in points with 154. In goal, Stewart Skinner is 36-16-5 with a goals against average of 2.62, save percentage of .905 and two shutouts. Edmonton averages 3.56 goals per game and allows 2.88 goals per game. Edmonton's power play scores 26.3% of the time and its penalty kill unit is successful 79.5% of the time.

Our Free NHL Pick for Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings

While the UNDER is a solid choice, the play here is the Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton has won 11 of its last 14 played on its home ice and the Oilers have won five of the last six played on their home ice versus Los Angeles. The Kings have lost six of the last seven overall versus Edmonton. Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner has 36 victories in 57 appearances with a 2.62 holes against average and .905 save percentage. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win 4-1.

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