Edmonton Oilers (29-16-1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (23-15-10)
Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings 2/10/24 – The Edmonton Oilers take on the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:00 PM ET in a Western Conference showdown. This exclusive review and prediction analyzes both teams’ strengths and weaknesses heading into the matchup. Both clubs look to secure victory against one another at Crypto.com Arena in this high-stakes duel.
The Edmonton Oilers enter this matchup led offensively by centers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, who have combined for 126 points this season. Their dynamic scoring prowess could pose problems for a Kings defense that has allowed 2.59 goals against per game. However, Los Angeles has veteran goalie Cam Talbot, who has posted a respectable .911 save percentage.
On the other side, the Los Angeles Kings offense runs through right wing Adrian Kempe and left wing Kevin Fiala, who lead the team with 43 points each. They’ll be facing Oilers netminder Stuart Skinner, who has recorded an excellent .929 save percentage along with a 2.43 GAA. Skinner will need to be sharp against the Kings’ skilled forwards.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings 2/10/24 Game Info
|Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:00 PM ET
Goaltender Stuart Skinner vs. Goaltender Cam Talbot
Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner has played 35 games this season, recording 23 wins, 10 losses and 1 overtime loss along with a 2.43 GAA and .929 save percentage. He’s faced 911 shots against, making 829 saves. Skinner has also stopped 4 out of 6 shootout attempts for a .667 shootout save percentage. He’ll need to be on top of his game against a skilled Kings offense.
Veteran Los Angeles Kings’ netminder Cam Talbot has suited up for 32 games, with a record of 14-13-5 to go along with an 2.59 GAA and .911 save percentage. Talbot has faced 897 shots total, turning aside 817 of them. His shootout save percentage sits at .500, having stopped 7 of 14 attempts. He’ll need to be sharp to slow down Edmonton’s dynamic scorers like McDavid and Draisaitl.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds for this game are yet to be determined, reflecting the closely matched nature of these teams. Bettors and fans alike are awaiting updates, as these odds will offer insights into the expected game dynamics and potential outcomes.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Oilers are 2-3 straight up and 2-3 against the spread (ATS) over their last 5 contests. On the road this season, Edmonton has struggled with a 10-13 ATS record. However, over their last 5 games, the over has hit 2 times. And in their last 23 road matchups, 10 have gone over the posted total.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
Over their past 5 games, the Kings are 4-1 straight up but just 1-4 ATS over that same sample. For the full season, Los Angeles has posted a 13-12 ATS record on home ice. Looking at recent totals, only 1 of the Kings last 5 games has gone over. Yet on the year, 11 of their 23 home matchups have exceeded the posted total.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings 2/10/24 Betting Picks
Based on current form and trends, this game looks set to be closely contested. The Oilers’ potent offensive attack led by McDavid and Draisaitl may test the Kings’ defensive resilience; however, Talbot’s goalkeeping could offer them the edge necessary to counter these strengths effectively.
Edmonton Oilers seem like the superior pick when considering their offensive prowess and players such as McDavid and Draisaitl can have on games, with prop bets such as scoring props or total points prop bets providing value given both teams’ tendencies for high scoring contests. An over/under bet may prove valuable with both sides likely to opt for high scoring contests.
Free hockey game insights suggest that this matchup could tilt in favor of the Oilers, but the Kings’ recent form cannot be underestimated. With both teams showing competitive edges, the final outcome might be closer than expected.
Free Pick and Prediction: Edmonton Oilers 4, Los Angeles Kings 3