The first-round matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers continues in Los Angeles for Game 4 with the Oilers now leading 2-1. Get all the betting tips for the game here covering the moneyline, over/under, and game props.
Los Angeles Kings (+135) vs Edmonton Oilers (-160)
Playing the game at home or away won’t help the Kings turn things around. The Oilers have dominated them over the past two games outscoring the Kings 14-2 and in all situations, including as many goals shorthanded as the Kings have on the power play. The Oilers have gotten points in this series from 16 of the 19 players who have played at least one game and seven of them have at least three points.
The Oilers have bounced back hard from the Game 1 defeat and not let off in either of the following games. Led by the top line that includes the captain Connor McDavid producing at a rate we all know he can, they have all played great and allowed almost nothing from the Kings other than a little production from the second line in Game 1. As long as the Oilers outplay each line, there are no worries that they will take Game 4 as well and go up 3-1 in the series. Take the Oilers in this one again.
Even if the Oilers have been stingy defensively and Mike Smith has stepped up his game, the team has been able to pile on goals and chase Jonathan Quick in Game 3. It will be interesting who the Kings go with in net to start Game 4, but I don’t think it will matter much to the offence of the Oilers who continue to find the back of the net.
Quick was the better regular-season goalie and had much more playoff experience, but the Oilers have got to him and he’s allowed 13 goals in two and a half games. Cal Petersen didn’t come into an ideal situation in Game 3, but he also didn’t present any evidence that he can do any better than Quick. Take the over (O6.5, -105) either way until the Oilers’ offence proves they can’t bury a ton of goals each game.
A period where the Kings have been good during the season has been a nightmare through the three games. The Oilers have taken control of the second period and have won it in every game, outscoring the Kings 8-3 and turning or adding momentum in each. This is why betting the total goals (O2.5, +155) and the Oilers to win the period (-1, +290) is a good bet.
Since the Oilers have also had control of the game by the third period, they’ve managed to pad the lead and embarrass the Kings more. Game 4 shouldn’t be different since the Oilers will not be expected to let off the gas at any point in the game. Take the Oilers to win the third period (-153).
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