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Oilers vs Kings Game 6 Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

May 11, 2022 · 12:23 PM PDT

Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid carrying the puck up the ice
May 10, 2022; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) carries the puck around Los Angeles Kings forward Andreas Athanssiou (22) during the third period in game five of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings play Game 6 on Thursday, May 12th
  • The Oilers are listed as road favorites in the Game 6 Oilers vs Kings odds
  • Read below for Game 6 Oilers vs Kings odds and best bets

The Edmonton Oilers will look to keep their season alive when they face the Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 on Thursday, May 12th (10:00 pm ET). The Kings have taken a 3-2 series lead to push the Oilers to the brink of elimination.

The Oilers are listed as road favorites in the Game 6 Oilers vs Kings odds. The total is set at 6.5 for a matchup that will be played at Crypto.com Arena. TBS will carry the broadcast,

Let’s take a look at the Oilers vs Kings odds for Game 6 and find the NHL best bet.

Oilers vs Kings Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Edmonton Oilers -1.5 (+160) O 6.5 (-112) -143
Los Angeles Kings +1.5 (-200) U 6.5 (-109) +120

Odds as of May 11th at Barstool Sportsbook.

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The Oilers are listed on the puckline at +160 odds, while the Kings are priced at -200 to keep the game within two goals. Edmonton’s -143 moneyline price means they have 57% implied probability to win.

With a 3-2 lead, the Kings are now favored to win the series after opening as underdogs. LA’s 2022 Stanley Cup odds have also improved to +4500 at DraftKings.

The Kings have taken a 3-2 series lead over the Oilers following a pivotal 5-4 overtime win in Game 5 on Tuesday. Adrian Kempe scored twice, including the game-winning goal, while goalie Jonathan Quick made 24 saves.

Oilers vs Kings has been a fairly even matched series based on advanced metrics. Through five games, the Kings have a 51.3 xGF%, while the Oilers have a 48.7 xGF%. Edmonton has generated slightly more high-danger chances than Los Angeles.

Edmonton’s betting value in the NHL odds is bolstered by their lethal offense, including their power play. The Oilers are converting on 41% of their power-play opportunities, which is second-best in the NHL postseason.

Oilers’ phenom Connor McDavid leads the series in scoring with nine points, while Kempe is LA’s leading scorer with five points. Netminder Mike Smith (.930 SV%) has outplayed his counterpart Jonathan Quick (.887 SV%) overall in the series.

Darnell Nurse Could Miss Game 6

A majority storyline impacting the Oilers vs Kings Game 6 NHL betting line is a headbutt from Darnell Nurse on Phillip Danault in Game 5. Nurse will have a hearing for the headbutt Wednesday and could miss Game 6 if the NHL chooses to suspend him.

The Oilers really need Nurse in their Game 6 lineup if they wish to extend their series vs Los Angeles. Through five games, Nurse leads all Oilers in average ice time at 21:45. The workhorse blueliner has registered one goal and one assist to go with a plus-five rating.

Oilers vs Kings Betting Trends

There are some betting trends to note before making a wager on Game 6 Oilers vs Kings. Los Angeles is 4-1 in their past five home games and own an 8-3 record in their past 11 games overall.

The Oilers, meanwhile, continue to struggle in the NHL Playoffs. Although Edmonton is 15-6 in their last 21 games overall, the Oilers are only 2-9 in their last 11 playoff games as a favorite.

When it comes to head-to-head trends, the Kings have a nice edge heading back to Crptyo.com Arena. In the last 21 meetings between the Oilers and Kings played in Los Angeles, LA has gone 16-5.

Oilers vs Kings Pick & Prediction

When it comes to making a pick and prediction for Oilers vs Kings, the Darnell Nurse hearing looms large. Edmonton has too weak of a blueline to feel confident in the Oilers extending the series without their best defenseman in the lineup.

If there’s one silver liniung for Edmonton in this series, it’s the play of Connor McDavid. The superstar has put the Oilers on his back and is tied for second in NHL postseason scoring. But we’ve seen countless times before that McDavid can’t win a series by himself.

The Kings continue to get discounted by oddsmakers and are once again priced as underdogs vs the Oilers. Considering LA’s success against Edmonton at home, plus the likelihood of Nurse being out, the Kings’ moneyline is the best value for Game 6.

Pick: Kings Moneyline (+120)

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