Los Angeles had a chance to put away Edmonton in Game 6, but the Oilers successfully forced a Game 7 in Oil Country tonight. The Oilers are the better team and we like them to advance to the second round. Find out why in our Kings vs. Oilers betting picks.
The Edmonton Oilers had their backs against the wall on the road in Game 6 and were able to pull off the win in Los Angeles to force a Game 7 at home.
The Los Angeles Kings will have to battle some adversity and try to shut down Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl in order to pull off a series upset.
See who has the betting edge in our free NHL picks and predictions for Kings vs. Oilers on Saturday, May 14.
Kings vs Oilers Game 7 odds
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The Oilers opened up as -230 heavy home favorites and the line has moved slightly to -215. The total opened at 6.5 and hasn’t had any movement either.
Kings vs Oilers Game 7 predictions
Predictions made on 5/14/2022 at 2:00 pm ET.
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Kings vs Oilers Game 7 info
• Location: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
• Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
• Puck drop: 10:00 pm ET
• TV: ESPN, Sportsnet
Kings vs Oilers series odds
Kings vs Oilers Game 7 betting preview
Kings: Viktor Arvidsson F (Out), Drew Doughty D (Out), Sean Walker D (Out).
Oilers: No key injuries to report.
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Kings vs Oilers head-to-head record
Kings: 3-3-0 SU, 21 goals for.
Oilers: 3-3-0 SU, 25 goals for.
Betting trend to know
The Kings are 4-10 in their last 14 games in Edmonton. Find more NHL setting trends for Kings vs. Oilers.
Kings vs Oilers Game 7 picks and predictions
Our side and total predictions are based upon our analysis of the line and total in this game. Our best bet is our favorite pick across all markets.
Connor McDavid has done everything in his power to get his team to the second round. He has carried the Oilers through the first six games and I am expecting him to show up in Game 7.
As expected, McDavid has been the best player in the playoffs as he is currently tied for the league lead in points with 12. He has three goals and nine assists and is an even more impressive +8 in terms of plus/minus.
The Oilers haven’t had any problems putting the puck in the net, but there is a slight concern about if they will be able to keep it out of their own. Jonathan Quick has shown during his career that he can steal a big game, but he has not been at his best this series. As questionable as Edmonton’s goaltending can be at times, it’s not like Quick is appearing to be much of a threat.
I think the Oilers are the much better team, and McDavid and Draisaitl playing on the same line might be too much of a threat for the Los Angeles blue line. I think the Oilers get it done tonight.
PredictionOilers moneyline (-215 at DraftKings)
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Believe it or not, the Oilers have actually been one of the better defensive teams in the league during the playoffs. They are ranked fifth in defensive proficiency, only giving up 2.83 goals per game.
The Kings have been somewhat of a disaster in their own end as they are ranked 14th in defensive proficiency, allowing 4.17 goals against per game. Both of these teams have been more offensive than defensive in the playoffs. The Oilers never struggle to generate offense and they’re expected to score 3.91 goals per game, while the Kings are expected to score 3.66.
The goaltending has not been strong on either side and even though Game 7’s are usually more defensive, I see both offenses thriving.
Prediction: Over 6 (-120 at DraftKings)
The Oilers are the much better team in this matchup and this series had no business going seven games. McDavid and Draisaitl have the ability to take over a game at any moment, especially in the big games.
Mike Smith has had moments this season where he can stand on his head and this moment shouldn’t be too big for him. I think the Oilers will be able to win this one in regulation and take the series.
PickOilers three-way moneyline (-135 at DraftKings)