Two teams that’ve served a lot of time in the penalty box this season, the Edmonton Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks collide at the Honda Center in a Pacific Division showdown. The match gets going at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, February 9, and you’ll be able to catch it live on Sportsnet West.
Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks Odds
Producing 2.8 units for moneyline bettors, the Ducks are 26-29 straight up (SU) overall this year. That early-season winning percentage is a regression from the 46-36 record that the team managed during last year’s regular season campaign. Among its 55 games this season, 22 have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just one has pushed. This season, the team is 14-12 SU at home.
Anaheim’s converted on 18.3 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is rated 16th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.7 percent of all penalties.
As a collective unit, Anaheim has been penalized 4.6 times per game overall this season, and 3.6 per game over its last five home outings. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays for just 7.2 minutes per contest over its last five home games.
Averaging 29.4 saves per game with a .922 save percentage, John Gibson (19-21-6) has been the top goalkeeper for the Ducks this year. If head coach Randy Carlyle chooses to rest him, however, the team could roll with Ryan Miller (8-11-11 record, .915 save percentage, 2.69 goals against average).
Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf will each spearhead the attack for the Ducks. Rakell (45 points) has tallied 22 goals and 23 assists and has recorded multiple points 13 times this year. Getzlaf has seven goals and 27 assists to his name and has recorded a point in 18 contests.
On the other side of the ice, Edmonton is 23-29 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.8 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 52 regular season outings, 26 of its games have gone over the total, while 25 have gone under and just one has pushed. Edmonton’s 11-14 SU as the away team this season.
Edmonton has converted on just 15.6 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that places it in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 32nd overall and it’s successfully killed off 71.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
Edmonton’s skaters have been penalized 3.9 times per game in total this season, and 4.6 per game over their last five match ups. The team has been forced to defend opponent power plays an unhealthy 16.8 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Cam Talbot (.902 save percentage and 3.10 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Edmonton. Talbot is averaging 26.0 saves per game and owns a 20-21-2 record.
Connor McDavid (22 goals, 41 assists) has been one of the top playmaking threats for the visiting Oilers.