The Edmonton Oilers, led by Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid, are preparing to take the ice against Ryan Getzlaf, Adam Henrique, and the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center for a divisional tilt. The action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 25, and you can witness it live on Sportsnet West.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds
Anaheim (+130) is entering this one as the underdog to Edmonton (-150), and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total stand at -130 under, +110 over.
Edmonton is 33-29 straight up (SU) and has netted 6.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 62 regular season matches, 30 of its games have gone over the total, while 28 have gone under and just four have pushed. The Oilers are 18-14 SU as an away team in 2019-20.
Edmonton comes into the match up with the first-best power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s found the net on 29.0 percent of its extra-man chances this year. On the other hand, it has the third-strongest penalty kill in the league, and it has successfully killed off 84.7 percent of all penalties..
With a .911 save percentage and 27.5 saves per game, Mikko Koskinen (17-16-2) has been the primary option in goal for Edmonton this season. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, the team may turn to Mike Smith (17-17-5 record, .905 save percentage, 2.87 goals against average).
Over on the other bench, Anaheim is 24-38 straight up (SU) and has lost 13.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. 33 of its matches have gone over the total, while 28 have gone under and just one has pushed. This season, the team is 12-17 SU as the home team.
The Ducks have converted on just 14.4 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s ranked 31st in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 23rd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.7 percent of all opponent power plays.
John Gibson (27.6 saves per game) has been the top netminder in goal for the Ducks. Gibson has 17 wins, 29 losses, and five overtime losses to his credit and has maintained a mediocre 3.01 goals against average and a poor .903 save percentage this season.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions
NHL Pick: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Under
- The Oilers are 2-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Ducks are 5-1 in shootouts.
- For both of these teams, the total has gone over in three of their last five matches.
- Four of Anaheim’s last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 1-3 overall in those games.
- Edmonton skaters notched 26.7 hits per game last season, while the Ducks accounted for 23.2 hits per matchup.