Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks - 1/4/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (19-14-8) at Edmonton Oilers (17-20-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -125 / Anaheim Ducks +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Anaheim Ducks look to keep the puck rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with 15 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 20 assists and Corey Perry has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 79 goals on 1,012 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 20 goals on 307 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or less goals in four of their last five games.
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The Edmonton Oilers need a feel good victory here that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads Edmonton with 15 goals, Connor McDavid has 31 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 70.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 87 goals on 893 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 38 goals on 334 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed a combined 18 goals during their four-game losing streak.
The Ducks are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 35-16 in their last 51 Thursday games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Oilers are 19-7 in their last 26 Thursday games, 26-10 in their last 36 vs. Pacific and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Ducks are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Edmonton, 36-17 in the last 53 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
We're getting plus money with a hot Anaheim Ducks squad that's playing an Oilers club that's lost four straight and has been downright awful defensively during that streak. The Ducks have also owned the Oilers over the last several years, winning 36 of the last 53 meetings. The Ducks aren't great on the road, but you take the current form of these two teams, you have to like the value we're getting with Anaheim in this spot.