The Edmonton Oilers (29-16-1) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (18-30-2) on Friday, February 9th. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim and televised on ESPN+. The Ducks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Oilers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Golden Knights. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Oilers vs Ducks
The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the season, the Oilers have gone 29-16-1 and are currently in 6th place in the Western Conference. Against other teams in the West, Edmonton is 17-9 and 10-5 against division opponents. On the road, the Oilers have gone 13-10-0.
Over their last ten games, the Oilers have been on fire, going 9-1. This hot streak has helped them climb to 3rd place in the Pacific Division. As the favorite, Edmonton has gone 26-11-1 this season and has been favored in 38 of their 46 games.
On the season, the Oilers have a puck line record of 23-23, and their average scoring differential is +.7 goals per game. So far, they have 21 wins by multiple goals.
Edmonton has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line over their last ten games, and they are 20-18 when favored this season. Over their last five games, the Oilers have a puck line record of 4-1.
Following a 3-1 loss on the road to the Golden Knights, the Oilers are eager to bounce back. On offense, the Oilers scored one time in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. Edmonton’s offense finished the game with 31 shots on goal and scored their one goal while shorthanded.
Edmonton went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
The Anaheim Ducks Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Ducks have gone 8-17-1 and are currently on a two-game winning streak at home. In the Western Conference, Anaheim is in 14th place and 7th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, the Ducks have gone 18-30-2.
Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone 4-6 and are 2-4 when they have been favored. As the underdog, Anaheim has gone 16-26-2 this season.
As the underdog, the Ducks have gone 26-18 vs. the puck line this season and 27-23 overall. So far, they have 10 puck line losses in their last 20 games.
On the year, Anaheim has an average scoring margin of -0.8 goals per game and has lost 20 games by multiple goals. Overall, the Ducks have gone 13-13 against the puck line at home, including a 5-5 mark in their last ten.
The Ducks most recently faced the Sharks at home and achieved a 3-2 win. Against the Sharks, the Ducks scored one goal in the first period and one time in the 3rd period. In the game, Anaheim managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 34 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.
Although Anaheim secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. Edmonton’s offense is currently ranked 10th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 15th in the league.
The Oilers’ over/under record this season is 18-25-3. For the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
Ducks Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Ducks are scoring an 2.6 goals per game this season, ranking 29th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 25th in the league. This season, the Ducks are 4-13 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 13-14 record.
The Ducks’ over/under record this season is 22-25-3. For the season, they have had 28 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Edmonton Team Defense
Edmonton defense takes on the Ducks ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.8 shots per game against Edmonton. They also are 9th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.
Anaheim Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Ducks’ defense is 26th in takeaways at 6 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 6th in the NHL.
Oilers vs Ducks Trends
- Across the Oilers last ten road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 6-4, while going 9-1 straight-up.
- Across the Ducks last five home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Ducks have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-2.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Oilers have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Ducks to defeat the Oilers while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +229, I’m placing a wager on the Ducks to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Ducks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Ducks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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