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Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers 2/26/24 NHL Betting Picks

Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers 2/26/24 – The upcoming NHL regular season matchup features the Los Angeles Kings facing off against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, February 26, 2024. This game is a highlight of the season as the Kings (28-17-10) visit Rogers Place to challenge the Oilers (33-19-2) in what promises to be a thrilling contest. The Oilers hold a slight edge in the standings, but the Kings have shown resilience and skill throughout the season. This clash is not just a test of strength and strategy but also a pivotal moment for bettors looking for insightful NHL daily betting predictions.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers 2/26/24

When: Monday, February 26, 2024, at 9:30 PM ET

Where: Rogers Place


Stream: NHL.TV

Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers 2/26/24 Betting Odds:

+1.5 -175
o6.5 -120
-1.5 +155
u6.5 +104
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Goaltender Cam Talbot vs. Goaltender Stuart Skinner

Veteran netminder Cam Talbot has posted a 16-13-5 record for the Kings this season, with a 2.53 goals against average and .913 save percentage over 35 games played. He’s faced a heavy workload, logging nearly 2,000 minutes in net while making 883 saves and allowing 84 goals. Talbot brings a steady, calming presence with his experience. He has a losing record in shootouts though, stopping just 7 of 14 attempts for a meager 50% save rate.

Meanwhile, young Stuart Skinner has taken over primary duty in goal for the Oilers. In 40 starts, he’s delivered a 25-12-2 record with a 2.66 GAA and .903 save percentage. Skinner has faced over 1,000 shots already, making 961 saves while allowing 103 goals against. He’s still gaining experience in the NHL at just 23 years old, but has shown potential as Edmonton’s goalie of the future. However, his 67% shootout save rate (4 of 6) suggests shootouts could be a weakness.

Kings’ Offensive Might and Leadership

Los Angeles Kings’ have displayed an efficient and balanced offensive strategy all season, led by Adrian Kempe’s 19 goals and 30 assists, who leads their forward charge with Anze Kopitar (46 points) as a potency duo that exploits any defensive weaknesses from Edmonton Oilers while Kevin Fiala provides added depth with 45 points making their offense versatile and unpredictable – their performance against Edmonton will provide for an entertaining subplot in this contest.

Oilers’ Scoring Prowess and Key Players

Edmonton Oilers possess one of the league’s most dynamic offenses, led by an outstanding performance by Connor McDavid – with 85 points in 51 games and his partnership with Leon Draisaitl (68 points), few teams can match them. Zach Hyman also made headlines this season, scoring 34 goals to underscore Edmonton’s offensive depth. Their ability to break down Los Angeles Kings defensive setup and netminder Cam Talbot is crucial for their chances against them.

NHL Betting Odds: TBD, Over/Under: TBD

At present, betting odds between the Kings and Oilers have not yet been determined, heightening excitement surrounding this matchup even more. Bettors should keep tabs on updates as game day approaches given both teams’ recent performances and head-to-head records.


Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends

Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
LA Kings are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Kings are 16-13 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 0 of Kings’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 11 of Kings’ 26 last games at home.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends

Oilers are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
Edmonton Oilers are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Oilers are 13-15 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Oilers’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 12 of Oilers’ 26 last games at home.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Picks

Given the current form and historical performances of both teams, this matchup is expected to be closely contested. The Kings’ resilience on the road and the Oilers’ offensive firepower create a fascinating dynamic for bettors. When considering a pick, it’s essential to weigh the goaltenders’ performances, the offensive leaders’ form, and recent betting trends.

The Oilers may hold an edge with their high-scoring capability and home advantage, yet don’t underestimate Los Angeles Kings’ ability to pull off upsets. When betting, keeping tabs on puck line and moneyline odds once released as this will provide key information; prop bets involving key players like McDavid or Kempe could provide value.

In terms of the over/under, considering the goaltenders’ statistics and recent trends, a cautious approach might be wise until the final odds are published. This game stands out as a prime opportunity for bettors seeking action at a premier online sportsbook.

Score Prediction: Oilers 3, Kings 2.