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NHL Playoffs Game 6: Oilers vs Kings Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 29)

By Β· Updated 1 year ago
  • Edmonton Oilers require one more win to secure their spot in the next round
  • LA Kings will have home advantage to aid their chances of forcing game seven

The series between the Oilers and Kings continues this weekend, as the sixth game in the series will take place in Los Angeles. The Oilers could secure their spot in the next round with a victory, while the Kings will need a win to force a game seven back in Edmonton.


How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, April 29, 2023, at TBD
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
  • How To Watch: NHL TV

Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers will have their opportunity to secure their spot in the next round of the playoffs on Friday. They have landed victories in each of the previous two games, which includes a victory at Crypto.com Arena in game four of the series. However, they moved within match point of the series on Wednesday, as they landed a huge 6-3 home win.

Nick Bjugstad was one of the stars in that game, as he scored twice for the Oilers. Meanwhile, Zach Hyman, Evander Kane, Brett Kulak, and Leon Draisaitl also scored goals. Both Connor McDavid and Darnell Nurse ended the night with two assists apiece.

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The Kings will be aware of the challenge at hand on Saturday, as they must claim victory to force a game seven back in Edmonton. They gave themselves too much to do in game five, as they went into the final period at a 5-2 disadvantage. That came after a promising start, in which they scored twice in the opening period.

Adrian Kempe was in excellent form once again, as he scored once and added an assist in the defeat. Other goals in the loss were netted by Quinton Byfield and Alex Iafallo. Both of the previous two games at Crypto.com Arena have been tight affairs, with overtime required in both.


Picks

This is likely to be another close encounter between these two sides on Saturday. However, we could see overtime once again being required to separate the sides, with the Kings coming out on top to force a game seven in Edmonton.

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