Will Kings Pull Off the Upset Versus Oilers?

Oh-Canada May 12, 2022

Edmonton is certainly capable of bouncing back in Game 6, but for the money, the Kings offer the better value

The Edmonton Oilers face possible elimination on Thursday night.

They will also be without their best defenceman. Darnell Nurse will be serving a one-game suspension with his team down 3-2 to the upset-minded Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 of their first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Nurse’s suspension is yet another obstacle for Connor McDavid and his team to clear if they want to get out of the first round for the first time in five years.

Meanwhile, the Kings who were expected to pose little threat to the Oilers when this series began are playing with loads of confidence. Now, they have a chance to advance with an upset win on their home ice. Incredibly, oddsmakers and the betting public cling to the stubborn perception that Edmonton deserves to be a decisive favourite. This might be a mistake.

The Oilers are priced at 1.74 to win on the road tonight, which comes back at 2.15 on the Kings. The O/U is set at 6.5 goals.

The puck drops in Los Angeles at 7;00 pm PST.

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Prediction (powered by Pointspreads.ca):

Blowout wins in Games 2 and 3 of this series (6-0 and 8-2 won by Edmonton) have skewed the Oilers’ odds way too much in this series.

What’s far more important is that they’ve lost two games in a row and desperately need to play their best game tonight, on the road, shorthanded in order to stay alive and force a return to Edmonton for Game 7.

Edmonton is certainly capable of bouncing back, but for the money, the Kings offer the better value.

We expect a close game that could go either way, so let's take the plus money with the Kings as underdogs.