Anaheim Ducks vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Anaheim Ducks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 3/30/2024

The Anaheim Ducks (24-45-4) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (44-23-4) on Saturday, March 30th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on ESPN+. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kraken. Puck drop is set for 4:00 ET.

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The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With a record of 24-45-4, the Ducks are in 7th place in the Pacific Division and 14th place in the Western Conference. They have lost two straight games and are just 1-9 in their last ten games. On the road, Anaheim is 13-21-2 for the season and has lost six straight games.

As the underdog, the Ducks have gone 20-40-4 this season and have lost two straight games when they are the underdog. Against the Western Conference, Anaheim is just 11-30 on the year.

On the road this season, the Ducks have a puck line record of 18-18 and an average scoring margin of -1.3 goals per game. So far, they have been the underdog in 64 of their 73 games and have a puck line record of 33-31 as the underdog.

Over their last ten road games, the Ducks have a puck line record of 3-7 and their puck line record for the season is 36-37. In their last ten games overall, the Ducks have a puck line record of just 2-8.

Coming off a 4-2 loss on the road to the Kraken, the Ducks are hoping to bounce back today. During the initial two periods, the Ducks struggled offensively and remained without a goal, but they finally broke through with two goals in the third period. With 23 shots on goal, Anaheim’s offense managed to score their two goals while playing shorthanded.

Coming in as the underdog, Anaheim not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 6 goals.

The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Oilers are 24-8-3, including a three-game winning streak. In the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in 2nd place and 5th in the Western Conference. Overall, the Oilers are 44-23-4 and have won two straight games.

Against other Western Conference teams, Edmonton has a record of 25-14 and has been favored in 62 of their 71 games this season. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 6-4 and are 40-18-4 when favored. In their last three games, Edmonton is 2-1.

On the season, the Oilers have gone 33-38 against the puck line, including a mark of 19-16 at home. Edmonton has an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. So far, they have 30 wins by multiple goals.

At home, the Oilers have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games and 3-2 in their last five. Overall, they have been favored in 62 games and have gone 29-33 against the puck line as the favorite.

In their most recent game, the Oilers faced the Kings and came out victorious with a score of 4-1. Facing off against the Kings’ defense, the Oilers offense scored in all three periods. Edmonton’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 20 shots on goal and 13 giveaways.

Edmonton also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Ducks come in averaging 2.4 goals per game this season, which is 30th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 30th in the league. This season, the Ducks are 4-17 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 18-25 record.

This season, the Ducks’ have an over/under record of 33-36-4. Throughout the season, they have played 42 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Oilers Offense Breakdown

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The Oilers come into the game scoring an average of 3.6 goals per game, putting them 4th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 5th in the league. Edmonton’s offense is currently ranked 5th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 11th in the league.

This season, the Oilers’ have an over/under record of 31-37-3. Throughout the season, they have played 37 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.

Anaheim Team Defense

The Ducks defense is currently 4th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.6 shots per game against Anaheim. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 32nd with 1 shutouts.

Edmonton Team Defense

Edmonton defense takes on the Ducks ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Edmonton. They also are 23rd in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Ducks vs Oilers Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Ducks have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 7-3 while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • The Oilers have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
  • Although the Ducks have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 2-3.

Ducks vs Oilers Prediction

If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Oilers are the way to go. However, with a payout of -547, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Ducks to cover. Even in the event of a Oilers victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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