Edmonton Oilers (5-10-0) at Anaheim Ducks (5-7-3)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 11, 2015, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -180 / Edmonton Oilers +160 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Oilers look to snap their two game slide and escape the Pacific division with a victory on the road in Anaheim on Wednesday night.
The Edmonton Oilers were dealt a serious blow when Connor McDavid crashed into the boards and suffered a “month to month” collarbone fracture and while they did get Jordan Eberle back as soon as it happened it certainly took the wind out of the sails of a team destined to finally get over the hump. The Oilers are still producing goals but they haven't been able to get in the win column with any form of consistency and they have now dropped back to back games heading into Anaheim to battle a Ducks team they don't have a good track record against and is starting to heat up after a dreadful start. Cam Talbot will get the call as he goes up against Frederik Andersen.
The Ducks got off to a rocky start but have points in six of their last 10 games and have started to turn it around and have a chance to get back in the win column against the Oilers on Wednesday. Anaheim has a great roster and one that can compete for a Stanley Cup but for whatever reason they couldn't get the offense rolling in the early part of the season and as such they got behind the eight ball and will have to play catch up if they want a shot at top seed in the West. Luckily for them however, the rest of the Pacific has been quite weak and they are just six points off the pace of the Canucks and have a game in hand. The Ducks dropped an overtime match up against the Flames but I think they rebound here and get a win at home against Edmonton.