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Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers - 01/06/2019 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks
Date & Time Sunday January 6, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Honda Center
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +115 / Anaheim Ducks -135 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
PRIT, R360
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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Edmonton Oilers could use a victory here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 23 goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 22 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 66 goals on 610 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 50 goals on 616 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed four or more goals in seven of their last eight games.

The Anaheim Ducks could use a feel good victory here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Ondrej Kase leads Anaheim with 11 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 20 assists and Adam Henrique has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 84 goals on 1,114 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 23 goals on 294 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 14 games.

The Oilers are 28-72 in their last 100 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-9 in their last 13 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Ducks are 57-27 in their last 84 Sunday games, 7-19 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 in their last 11 vs. Pacific. The Oilers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim and 15-36 in the last 51 meetings. The under is 6-1-2 in Ducks last 9 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Oilers last 5 overall.

It's tough to lay juice with a team riding a seven-game losing streak, but the Edmonton Oilers aren't playing much better, and they're on the end of a back to back, something they've been notoriously bad at over the years. The Oilers have also been getting drilled on the defensive end, much worse than the Ducks, so they have that going for them as well. The Anaheim Ducks have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Edmonton Oilers. You have to like the Ducks chances to end the skid on their home ice in this contest. 

Anaheim Ducks -135

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