Free NHL Picks Today For Round 1: Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings 4/17/23

Free NHL Picks Today For Round 1: Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings 4/17/23
Mon 17th April 2023

The Los Angeles Kings (+150) head to face the Edmonton Oilers (-180) at Rogers Place on Monday. The total is 6.5 (O: -105, U: -115)The Kings took advantage of their power play opportunities, scoring twice on eight shots while holding Anaheim without a power play goal.

Adrian Kempe was the top goalscorer for the Kings with a hat trick. Joonas Korpisalo allowed three goals on 24 shots against (.875%) in the win.Mattias Janmark was the leading goal scorer for the Oilers, netting twice. Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists to lead the team in scoring. Stuart Skinner saved 27 of 29 shots in the win (.931%).


The teams split their four regular season meetings this season, the last of which was a 3-1 victory for the Oilers on April 4. Draisaitl led Edmonton with three points (1G 2A). Viktor Arvidsson scored Los Angeles’ only goal. Skinner got the win, saving 20 of 21 shots (.952%).


Los Angeles is averaging 3.34 goals per game for the season, 10th in the NHL, and they are taking on an Oilers team that is allowing 3.12 goals a game (17th).

Meanwhile, Edmonton has found the net 3.96 times a game on average, first in the league, and the Kings are allowing opponents to score 3.10 goals per game (16th).

The Oilers’ 32.73% power play percentage is the best in the league, while Los Angeles’ 25.28% conversion rate ranks fourth. When it comes to penalty killing, Edmonton has the league’s 20th-ranked PK% at 77.34%, while Los Angeles is 23rd at 75.93%.


Anze Kopitar and Kevin Fiala have been the top skaters for the Kings this season with 74 and 72 points. In the net, Pheonix Copley (24-6-3) is Los Angeles’ top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.64 GAA and a .903% save percentage.

Connor McDavid leads the Oilers and the league in scoring with 153 points. His 64 goals and 89 assists are both best in the league. Skinner (29-14-5) has the best goals against average for Edmonton at 2.75. He has a save percentage of .913%.


Los Angeles is 21-14-6 on the road this season. Edmonton is pursuing a fourth straight home win this season.

SportsTips’ NHL Pick:

Edmonton Oilers (-200)

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