Kings at oilers: game 5
Tonight, in the late-night game, we will see the LA Kings take on the Edmonton Oilers in game 5 of the series between the two. There is a little trend that’s going on in the games in the series so far where whoever won the last game loses the next game. If this trend continues that means that the Oilers will be losing the series in 7 games, but I don’t think that’s what is going to happen.
I am a little surprised by the line in this game since the games have been close and the series is tied 2-2, but let’s see what’s going to happen.
The Oilers have been great in Edmonton this season, but the Kings have also been good on the road. In the first two games of this series in Edmonton each team picked up a win before heading to LA and doing the same. The Oilers have been absolutely firing off shots this series with the lowest number of shots in a game being 37. The Kings goalie, Korpisalo, has actually been playing pretty well this series even though he has allowed over 3 gpg. His save percentage even with the number of goals that he’s given up has been very good. But, with the Oilers now being settled into the playoffs and with them returning home tonight, I can only see this game going one way.
The Kings and Oilers series has been close in every single game with two of the game going into overtime. Both teams have been skating well on offense but have also been lacking on defense at some times. Tonight, the Kings are the ones who are going to struggle and defense and the McDavid and Draisaitl combo is going to give them hell. Here are the picks:
Hammer: Oilers -1.5
Hammer: Korpisalo o31.5 saves
Sprinkle: Correct score: Kings 2 Oilers 6