Edmonton vs LA: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Sunday November 25th, 10:30 Pm ET
The Edmonton Oilers travel to California to take on the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on Sunday night.
It has been a difficult start to the season for the Edmonton Oilers and management wasted no time replacing head coach Todd McLellan. McLellan was fired on Tuesday and replaced by former Stanley Cup champion Ken Hitchcock. The experienced coach immediately made changes to the line-up, making an impact on the roster already.
In his first game behind the bench, Hitchcock moved Milan Lucic to the third line to play alongside Zack Kassian and Kyle Brodziak, which would be an intimidating force for anyone to line up against. He also had no problem double-shifting Connor McDavid and having him play in between the team’s fourth line wingers, as well as, his usual line mates. Expect to see more even changes made as the Hitchock-era continues and the Oilers fight to get back to the postseason.
Unlike Edmonton who will be off on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Kings will be playing the second half of a back-to-back on Sunday evening. The Kings host the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday and could be feelings the effects of fatigue for their showdown against the Oilers.
Los Angeles have already had four different goalies start in net for them since the start of the season, with starting goalie Jonathon Quick still out injured. He did field shots at practice on Wednesday, as the club desperately awaits his return. Youngster Cal Peterson was pulled against the Colorado Avalanche earlier this week after allowing six goals on 37 shots. We could see him get the start in this one though, as Peter Budaj will likely play against the Canucks and Quick still remains questionable. Score Prediction: Edmonton to win 4-2.
The Los Angeles Kings have issues keeping the puck out of their net and Edmonton’s players will be looking to prove to their new head coach what they are capable of. We could see plenty of goals in this one.
- Edmonton to win in regulation
With their head coach fired earlier in the week, Edmonton are desperate to salvage their season and get back to the playoffs. They should have no issues taking down a tired Kings side on Sunday night.
Head to Head
Edmonton and Los Angeles split the season series last year, each winning two games. Both teams won one game on home ice and one game on the road.
- Edmonton is 9-12 ATS after their first 21 games of the season.
- Edmonton has hit the under just nine times after their first 21 games of the season.
- Los Angeles is 8-13 ATS after their first 21 games of the season.
- Los Angeles have hit the over just nine times after their first 21 games of the season.