Oilers vs. Kings Game 3 Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds and Preview – May 6th, 2022

In a complete opposite of the result from Game 1, the Edmonton Oilers cruised to a shutout victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Wednesday’s rematch. The Kings need to recover from that terrible beating, but will have home-ice advantage in Game 3 when the action resumes this Friday. Which team is better positioned to take the edge in this entertaining first-round series in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Nitrobetting is ready to dish out some slick assists to get bets into the back of the net. This time, let’s break down the upcoming 2022 Stanley Cup PLayoffs matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets.

Oilers vs. Kings Game 3 Information

  • When: Friday, May 6, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Radio: CHED 630-AM (Oilers) // AM 570 LA Sports (Kings)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Oilers (+100) / Kings (-110)

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Why Bet on the Edmonton Oilers?

The 6-0 shutout win in Game 2 over the Los Angeles Kings is what we’ve all come to expect from the Edmonton Oilers, who were upset in the series opener, 4-3. Edmonton was locked in on Wednesday as the team was never short of timely producers en route to the crucial victory.

Evander Kane led his team with two goals and one assist, while superstar center Connor McDavid added two helpers as the league’s top points scorer from the regular season. The Oilers even only needed 36 shots on goal to dispatch Kings and that’s despite Los Angeles blocking 17 shot attempts in the contest as well.

Even better news for the Oilers is that better half of goalie Mike Smith showed up during the win. Smith held the Kings scoreless after racking up 30 saves as Edmonton’s defensive line also came to the aid of the 40-year-old netminder. It was Smith who blundered what would’ve been a routine clear-out from the back of the net in Game 1 that eventually led to the Kings’ surprising road upset.

Why Bet on the Los Angeles Kings?

Given how badly beaten the Los Angeles Kings were in Game 2, many are now led back to believing that their Game 1 win was a fluke. However, it’s still early to count out head coach Todd McLellan and his boys following such a humiliating defeat.

Former two-time Stanley Cup champion Jonathan Quick is still giving it his all between the pipes for LA, as quick no less than 35 shots on goal from a potent Oilers attack. Unfortunately, his dismal performance from Game 2 is very worrying, especially without the aid of his team’s offense.

The Kings have a wealth of veterans outside of Quick who could re-emerge from the Game 2 blowout with more fire in the home opener on Game 3. The likes of Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown have yet to tally points in the series as two of the remaining holdovers from the Kings’ title-winning seasons from 2012 and 2014. However, they’ll need to do better on special teams. Los Angeles failed to score on all eight of their power-play opportunities in the series, while the Oilers are 4-of-8 with the man-advantage.

Oilers vs. Kings Betting Trends

  • The Oilers are 5-2 in the last seven road games.
  • The Oilers are now 4-2 against Los Angeles this entire 2021-22 campaign.
  • The totals went under in five of Edmonton’s last six games on the road.
  • The Kings won three straight home games to close out the regular season.
  • The Kings are 1-6 in their last seven outings as underdogs.
  • The totals went under in four of LA’s last five homestands.

Oilers vs. Kings Expert Betting Predictions

The dominating win in Game 2 by the Oilers is certainly hard to ignore. On the other hand, the Kings did shock Edmonton in the series opener and we’re already accustomed to the Oilers’ playoff choke jobs in recent past. That being said, Los Angeles may just get away with another victory and reclaim the series advantage, especially with the home crowd now working in their favor.

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