Last Updated: 2019-11-10
The Honda Center is the site for an intriguing matchup as the Edmonton Oilers make the journey to Anaheim to face the Ducks. Sportsnet ONE will air this Pacific Division matchup, and the puck drops at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 10.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds
Edmonton (+100) is playing the role of underdog to Anaheim (-120), and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-120 money on the under, +100 on the over).
Edmonton is 11-7 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 4.8 units this year. 11 of its games have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and none have pushed. As a road team in 2019-20, the Oilers are 5-4 SU.
Edmonton enters the match up with the third-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s scored on 27.5 percent of its extra-man opportunities this year. Its penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 84.5 percent of its penalties.
The Oilers, as a collective unit, have been sent to the penalty box 3.4 times per game this season, 3.6 per game over its last five total, and 4.0 per game over its last five on the road. The team has had to kill penalties just 6.8 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 26.4 saves per game with a .926 save percentage, Mike Smith (5-5-1) has been the best option in goal for Edmonton this season. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, head coach Dave Tippett could turn to Mikko Koskinen (6-3-1), who has a .927 save percentage and 2.18 goals against average this year.
Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid will both spearhead the attack for the visiting Oilers. Draisaitl has 30 points via 14 goals and 16 assists, and has recorded multiple points nine times. McDavid has eight goals and 19 assists to his name (and has registered a point in 12 games).
Anaheim is 9-8 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.4 units this year. Nine of its games have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and none have pushed. So far this year, the team’s 6-3 SU as the home team.
The Ducks have converted on just 9.5 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s ranked 31st in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.3 percent of all penalties.
The Ducks have been penalized 4.2 times per game this season, and 3.0 per game over their last five at home. The team’s had to kill penalties just 8.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
John Gibson has denied 29.5 shots per game as the primary selection in goal for the Ducks. Gibson has six wins and seven losses to his name and has recorded a .923 save percentage and 2.55 goals against average this season.
Jakob Silfverberg (seven goals, six assists) will pace the attack for the Ducks.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions
NHL Pick: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Over
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Over Edmonton’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-4 in those games).
The Oilers are 5-3 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Ducks are 7-3 SU in games where they serve more minutes than the opposition.
The game went over the total in three of the past five matchups for each of these teams.
Edmonton is ranked 25th this season with 11.9 giveaways per game. That figure has trended lower, however, as it’s averaged 9.1 giveaways over its last 10 games and 10.0 giveaways over its last five.
Anaheim is ranked 19th this season with 11.2 giveaways per game. That figure has trended upward recently, as it’s averaged 12.9 giveaways over its last 10 games and 15.4 giveaways over its last five.