Oilers vs. Ducks - 2/16/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (28-19-8) at Edmonton Oilers (22-29-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +120 / Anaheim Ducks -143 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, RSNW
The Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers square off Tuesday night at the Rexall Place.
The Anaheim Ducks look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 21 goals, Sami Vatanen has 20 assists and Rickard Rakell has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 88.3 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 60 goals on 743 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 47 goals on 569 shots. Anderson has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Edmonton Oilers could use a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 18 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 26 assists and Jordan Eberle has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 87 goals on 1,006 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Oilers are 9-3 in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest and 17-63 in their last 80 vs. Western Conference. The Ducks are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Edmonton and 22-5 in the last 27 meetings overall.
Not only are the Ducks the better team and playing far better hockey, but they've won 22 of the last 27 meetings against the Oilers. That's good enough for me. Anaheim has to be the pick here.