That’s a prudent point to always acknowledge.
As it happens, said occurrences frequently seem to crop up at the most inopportune times.
This adds an element of distinction to an otherwise solitary note in a string of ambient sounds.
The offensive explosion in the first period of Game 5 between the Kings and the Oilers was both a byproduct of inadequate attention to defensive details and the emotional intensity of a pressure packed pocket of time.
Translation—sometimes all hell just breaks loose in the blink of an eye.
Call me crazy, but if that happens again, well… than it must be written in the stars.
Sure, Game 6 goes down in Los Angeles, with a backdrop of Hollywood in toe, but the only stars that are likely to factor into the Oilers series sealing victory on Saturday night will be Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid.
Puck drop is slated for 7:08 PM Pacific Time (10:08 PM Eastern) in downtown LA.
All odds, lines, and spreads are provided courtesy of BetMGM.
Posted Betting Lines (listed as of article post time)
Edmonton: -1.5 ATS (+135), -175 ML
LA: +1.5 ATS (-160), +145 ML
Total: O 6.5 (-135) / U 6.5 (+110)
Profit focused Picks for Oilers vs Kings Game 6
The Shirelles made famous a Motown masterpiece that repeats, “Mama said there’d be days like this,” and oh was that the case for Game 5.
Sometimes, all you can do is move on, and when the Oilers end the Kings’s season in Los Angeles on Saturday night, that’s exactly what Edmonton will do—thrive and advance.
Winning Margin (regular time): Oilers to win by 2 +625
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results.
So let’s take a different approach to wagering on Game 6 and consider that while Edmonton’s offensive firepower is virtually impossible to shut down, it can be tempered enough to project a late 3-2 lead for the Oilers that gives way to a 4-2 final score.
Joonas Korpisalo and the Kings gave it their best go in Game 4 and came up short.
They hardly had anything but fumes left in their tanks come Game 5, and it showed.
Even with considerable rest entering this elimination affair, Los Angeles is lacking the attention to detail required to offset the Oilers explosive offensive weapons.
It may look competitive at times, but in the end, the Oilers will once again showcase skill sets that the Kings simply can’t match.
Get ready, Las Vegas—the Oilers are coming to town.
Game to play UNDER the Total (Under 6.5, +110)
In spite of a preponderance of evidence to support the argument that the Oilers’ elite offense and subpar defense will deliver another OVER winner for bettors, the belief here is that the saves that simply weren’t made in the first period at Rogers Place in Game 5 will be made at Crypto.com Arena in Game 6.
Playoff hockey, by design, is wrought with intensity. The last clash between the Oilers and the Kings saw both clubs leave a lot of effort on the bus. Pride won’t get the Kings over the hurdle here, but it should keep this game close.
These plays are selected in light of their correlated expectation.
Correct Score: 4-2, Edmonton wins +2000
3-Way – Result After Regular Time: Oilers -115
Leon Draisaitl, Over 3.5 shots +105
Evander Kane, Over 3.5 shots +110