Oilers to Beat the Kings in Edmonton on Monday Night

  • What: Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers
  • Date: Monday, February 26, 2024
  • Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch: BSW, ESPN+

Two of the top teams in the NHL’s Pacific Division meet tonight when the Los Angeles Kings visit the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in Alberta, Canada. Both teams enter tonight’s matchup with 68 points on the 2024 NHL season. The Kings and Oilers are currently in position to make the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, with the Oilers in third place in the Pacific and the Kings holding one of the wild card spots.

The Edmonton Oilers have a 33-20-2 record on the 2024 season. Edmonton was the hottest team in the league between December 21 and January 27, when they won 16 games in a row. The team has come down to earth as of late, and they sport a 4-5-1 record in their past 10 games and are winless in their past three games. Edmonton has not lost four in a row since early November. Edmonton has a 17-8-2 home record this season.

The Los Angeles Kings are 29-17-10 on the 2024 season. Los Angeles was slumping in late December and late January, picking up only two victories in 16 games, but the Kings have righted the ship with a 7-2 record in their past nine outings. The Kings are coming off a 3-2 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Los Angeles is 18-7-4 on the road in 2024.

Before we look at the betting breakdown for tonight’s game between the LA Kings and the Edmonton Oilers, check out our betting picks to win the 2024 Stanley Cup and our tips for betting on the NHL.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers betting picks – February 26, 2024

BetOnline ReviewPuck LineMoney LineTotal
Los Angeles Kings+1.5 (-180)+142Ov 6.5 (-120)
Edmonton Oilers-1.5 (+160)-160Un 6.5 (+104)

Los Angeles Kings betting breakdown

The Kings had a good start to the 2024 season, but things have changed since the calendar flipped from 2023 to 2024. The club is 9-9-5 since January 2, but they did win four in a row between February 15 and 20.

Adrian Kempe, who had a career year in scoring in 2023, leads the team in points with 51. He is also tops on the team in assists with 32. Trevor Moore is the top goal scorer with 21. Kevin Fiala is the second-leading scorer on the club with 47 points.

Cam Talbot began the 2024 season as the Kings’ starting goaltender, but the club has relied on David Rittich since mid-January. The 31-year-old is 9-3-3 on the year with a 2.21 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. Talbot is 16-14-5 with a 2.53 GAA and a .913 SV%.

The Kings are ninth in the NHL on the power play (22.9 percent) and second in penalty kill at 86.5 percent. The team averages 3.07 goals per game (17th in the NHL) and gives up an average of 2.63 goals per game, which is the third-fewest goals allowed per game in the league. The Kings take the third most shots per game (33.7) and surrender the fourth-fewest shots per game (28.1).

LA KINGSTO BEAT EDMONTON OILERS
★★★★★
+130
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Edmonton Oilers betting breakdown

Many pundits had the Edmonton Oilers picked to win the Pacific Division. Those picks seemed off the mark when the club opened the season with just two wins in their first 11 games. However, the Oilers have bounced back from that horrific start, and they are currently in a spot to make the 2024 NHL postseason. 

It’s not a shock to see Connor McDavid as the team’s leading scorer with 89 points and Leon Draisaitl as the second-leading scorer (71 points), but seeing Zach Hyman as the leading goal scorer on the club with 37 markers is a surprise. The 31-year-old Hyman had a career-high 36 goals in 2023. If he continues at his current pace, he will score 55 goals in 2024. McDavid leads the team with 68 assists. McDavid is third in NHL scoring in 2024 and first in the league in assists.

Starting goalie Stuart Skinner has played 41 games for the Oilers in 2024. He has a 25-13-2 record to go with a 2.72 goals against and a .901 save percentage.

The Oilers are third in the NHL in power play percentage at 27.3 and 16th on the penalty kill at 79.5 percent. Edmonton scores the fifth most goals per game at 3.54 and gives up the 14th fewest goals, averaging 3.02 goals allowed per game. The Oilers take the fourth most shots per game (33.7) and allow the fifth-fewest per game (28.1).

Edmonton OilersTO BEAT LA KINGS
★★★★★
-150
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Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers betting trends

The Oilers have been the betting favorites in 48 games this season, and they have won 30 of those matchups. The Kings have been the betting underdogs 16 times in 2024, with nine upset victories.

In their past 10 games, the Kings have averaged 2.8 goals per game, while giving up 2.4 goals per outing. The Oilers have averaged 3.7 goals per game over the same time while surrendering the same amount (3.7).

The Kings and Oilers have played twice this season. Edmonton won their December game 3-2 in a shootout in Los Angeles. On February 10, the teams met again in LA, the Kings won that contest 4-0.

LA KINGSTO BEAT EDMONTON OILERS
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+130
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Best bets for Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers

The Kings have been relying on their defense to win them games this season. That’s a tall order against a team with as much offensive firepower as the Edmonton Oilers, who are also playing at home. The betting pick is for the Edmonton Oilers to beat the LA Kings.

Edmonton OilersTO BEAT LA KINGS
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-160
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Looking at the history of these two clubs, they have hit the under in their past two matchups, and both teams have failed to hit the over in most of their games in the 2024 season. The betting pick is for the Kings and Oilers to combine for under 6.5 goals.

Kings and OilersTO SCORE UNDER 6.5 GOALS
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+104
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