Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks Game Preview

Daniel GimenezHockey, NHL

Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid, and the Edmonton Oilers will face off against Ryan Getzlaf, Rickard Rakell, and the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in a divisional showdown. The game gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, and you are able to catch the game live on Sportsnet West.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds

Each side currently has an identical -110 money line in this matchup, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-115 over, -105 under).

Edmonton is 10-11 straight up (SU) and has netted 0.3 units for moneyline bettors this season. 10 of its contests have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and just two have pushed. As an away team in 2018-19, the Oilers are 6-6 SU.

Edmonton has converted on 20.3 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 25th in the league, and the team’s successfully killed off only 75.4 percent of its penalties..

With a .888 save percentage and 25.0 saves per game, Cam Talbot (5-9-1) has been the best option in goal for Edmonton this season. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, Edmonton might roll with Mikko Koskinen (5-3 record, .913 save percentage, 2.65 goals against average).

On the other side of the rink, Anaheim is 9-14 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.3 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 23 regular season contests, 14 of its games have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and just one has pushed. This year, the team’s 6-8 SU as the home team.

The Ducks have converted on just 15.6 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the bottom 10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.0 percent of all penalties.

John Gibson (31.6 saves per game) has been the primary netminder in goal for the Ducks. Gibson has seven wins, 11 losses, and four overtime losses to his credit and has maintained a 2.58 goals against average and a .927 save percentage this season.

Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks Free Picks

Prediction: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • Two of the Ducks’ last ten games have gone to a shootout. The team is 1-1 in those games and 2-2 overall in shootouts this season.
  • The under has hit in three of Anaheim’s last five games.
  • Edmonton has attempted 31.1 shots per contest overall this season (ranked 19th in the NHL), and 28.8 in its last five road outings.
  • Eight of Edmonton’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 2-6 in those games.
  • Edmonton skaters have accounted for the sixth-most hits in the league (23.9 per game).