Ducks vs. Oilers - 2/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (22-32-6) at Anaheim Ducks (32-19-8)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -260 / Edmonton Oilers +210 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, FSWHD
The Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks square off late Friday night at the Honda Center.
The Edmonton Oilers need a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 20 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 27 assists and Jordan Eberle has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 100 goals on 1,114 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Anaheim Ducks look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 23 goals, Ryan Kesler has 20 assists and Rickard Rakell has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 67 goals on 833 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 51 goals on 614 shots. Andersen has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 5-11 in their last 16 Friday games and 16-57 in their last 73 games playing on 0 days rest. The Ducks are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 35-17 in their last 52 vs. Pacific. The Oilers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim and 5-23 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Oilers are simply unbackable as they continue to find every way possible to lose. Meanwhile, the Ducks have been one of the more consistent teams in the league and have beaten the Oilers in 23 of the last 28 meetings. The home team sounds good to me.