Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks - 12/31/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (14-15-6) at Edmonton Oilers (15-20-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +104 / Anaheim Ducks -115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
Rexall Place and the Edmonton Oilers brace for a visit from the Anaheim Ducks.
The Anaheim Ducks might be a force to be reckoned with if their offense ever catches up to their defense as the team continues to be one of the best in limiting the rubber that gets through to their net. The Ducks continued to help out their netminders in a 1-0 win at the Scotiabank Saddledome versus the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Shawn Horcoff scored the only goal of the game off an assist from Rickard Rakell and John Gibson made that hold up with a 14 save performance to earn his third whitewash of the season to help the Ducks up their record to 14-15-6. The Flames saw their eleven game winning streak on home ice end despite a 20 save effort from Karri Ramo as they fell to 17-17-2.
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The Los Angeles Kings had things rolling at both ends of the ice and the Edmonton Oilers didn’t in a 5-2 loss to the Pacific Division leader at Rexall Place on Tuesday. Trevor Lewis and Dustin Brown each scored and had a pair of assists with Dwight King, Tyler Toffoli and Michael Mersch also finding the back of the net. That was plenty of offense for Jonathan Quick who recorded 42 saves to lift Los Angeles to their third win in a row for a 23-11-12 record. Edmonton had won seven straight but goals from Mark Letestu and Benoit Pouliot were not enough for Cam Talbot who was charged with three goals on 14 shots before Anders Nilsson came in and allowed a pair of goals on 18 shots.
The under is 3-0-1 in Ducks last 4 vs. Western Conference and is 7-1-2 in Ducks last 10 games playing on 1 days rest while the Ducks are 2-10 in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Oilers are 7-1 in their last 8 home games and the over is 6-1 in Oilers last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 while the under is 5-1 in Oilers last 6 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation. The Ducks are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Edmonton and are 21-5 in the last 26 meetings while the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Edmonton. Waiting on netminders but lean Ducks…