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Best NHL Bets Today | NHL Picks, May 1

Written by: Michael Hanich
Published May 1, 2024
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Best NHL Bets Today May 1

Another thrilling night of NHL postseason matchups continues on Wednesday.

One of the series could close out tonight as the Edmonton Oilers host the Los Angeles Kings, holding a 3-1 series lead. The other game of the night will be the Vegas Golden Knights going on the road to take on the Dallas Stars and a completely unpredictable series.

While there are great rewards and great potential lines for the Stars and Golden Knights, there is too much risk with the uncertainty from both teams. Some rewarding bets are coming from the Oilers and Kings game. Look for some of the best bets we share below that you can bet on at DraftKings Sportsbook. Sign up at DraftKings below to get started! 👇

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Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers - Game Five

My Pick: Oilers -1.5 (+130)

The one series that could end on Wednesday night is the matchup between Pacific Divisional opponents in the Los Angeles Kings at the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers have a chance to close out the series and get extra days of rest before the second round of the playoffs.

Edmonton is coming off a thrilling, but tough 1-0 defensive win on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner accounted for 33 saves and didn’t allow a single goal from the desperate Kings team. The Kings have only been out twice in the regular season this year.

The Oilers, on the other hand, had a tough time getting their offense rolling as the team only attempted 13 total shots at the goal. Defender Evan Bouchard scored the game’s only goal on a power play off an assist from both Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid.

Edmonton is hoping for a different outcome offensively as they have the offense has been one of the most efficient units in this series. The Oilers averaged 5.7 goals per game in the first three games played in the series before the defensive battle.

Los Angeles had its best chance to even the series at 2-2 with the defensive performance. The series now goes back to Edmonton with the Oilers having the 3-1 series lead. Edmonton is also looking to bounce back from the lackluster offensive performance on Sunday night.

The two games in the series where the Oilers didn’t win by three goals was in the Kings’ 5-4 win in game two and Sunday’s game. This game has the potential to be a blowout for the Oilers based on the offensive reemergence of the Oilers, the home-court advantage and the potentially depleted mentality of the Kings.

Bet on the Oilers spread at -1.5 (+130) at DraftKings CTA icon


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Michael Hanich is a sports journalist/analyst with a wide variety of experience in the newspaper and digital field. He has a love for all sports. The leagues that he covers are College Football, the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, College Basketball (men’s and women’s), the MLB, Lacrosse, Volleyball, and the WNBA.

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