The Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers are deadlocked at two games apiece entering Tuesday’s night’s pivotal fifth game of their first-round playoff series.
With the series shifting back to Edmonton, let’s explore the latest Kings vs. Oilers Game 5 odds and break down available betting markets.
The Oilers came away with the split in Los Angeles with a 5-4 overtime win in Game 4. For what it’s worth, the Oilers and Kings also split their regular season series, 2-2.
The Oilers needed seven games to dispatch the Kings in the opening round of last year’s NHL Playoffs.
Kings vs. Oilers Game 5 Odds & Series Price
The Oilers are the -280 favorite to win the series at DraftKings, which opened them -260 to start the series. The Kings were being dealt as +220 underdogs as of Thursday.
Here are Kings vs. Oilers predictions, odds, props, and Game 5 betting lines at top sportsbook apps.
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Kings vs. Oilers Game 5 Props
Leon Draisaitl has amassed five goals and four assists for the Oilers. He’s leading all playoff performers in points with nine. DraftKings is teasing us with a generous plus-money prop on Draisaitl to go Over 3.5 shots at +135. It’s an interesting price given that he’s gone 5-3-3-6 in the first four games against LA. We’ll bite on this one and play the Over with that added value.
Connor McDavid, who led the NHL in goals during the regular season with 64, has been relatively quiet against the Kings. We did cash a Game 3 prop on McDavid to finally hit the score sheet, and he responded with a pair of goals. Those are his only two tallies in the postseason.
But McDavid — and the Oilers — have had no trouble getting shots on goal. For the series, McDavid has 20 shots. Edmonton peppered Joona Korpisalo with 42 shots in Game 4. Despite giving up five goals, Korpisalo easily went Over his prop for saves with 37. With that in mind, bet Over 31.5 saves for Korpisalo tonight. He’s surpassed that number in all four games of this series.
Kings vs. Oilers Prediction
Edmonton did what it needed to do to regain home-ice advantage. The Oilers overcame a three-goal deficit after the first period in Game 4. Edmonton’s Stuart Skinner was pulled from net after giving up three goals on 11 shots.
Jack Campbell recorded 27 saves in relief to get the victory. Zach Hyman ultimately got the game winner in OT.
Now, we’re left with a best-of-three scenario with Games 5 & 7 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. This series is following a familiar script after Edmonton lost the opener, but won last year’s series in seven games.
This series has seen plenty of scoring and three games go into overtime. Expect Edmonton to put the pedal down in this pivotal Game 5 matchup. Bet the Oilers on the puckline -1.5 goals at +115.
After Edmonton lost the opener at home, we touted the Oilers at +400 to win the Western Conference. That price is now down to +380 at DraftKings.