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Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks - 3/30/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers
Date & Time Saturday March 30, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alberta
The Line
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +128 / Edmonton Oilers -155 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
PRIT, CiTV
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The Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Anaheim Ducks look for a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 23 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 34 assists and Adam Henrique has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 150 goals on 1,761 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 44 goals on 515 shots. The Anaheim Ducks allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 12 games.

The Edmonton Oilers also look for a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 47 goals, Connor McDavid has 74 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 202 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Anthony Stolarz has given up 11 goals on 101 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 133 goals on 1,440 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.

The Ducks are 4-11 in their last 15 games as a road underdog, 6-17 in their last 23 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Oilers are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite, 8-17 in their last 25 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Ducks are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Edmonton and 35-16 in the last 51 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Ducks last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 Saturday games.

The Edmonton Oilers need a victory here to have any chance of sneaking into the playoffs, even if their chances currently are extremely slim. The Anaheim Ducks have been fade material on the road all season long and that continues on the end of a back to back and getting getting their brains bashed in by the Calgary Flames. The Ducks just aren't showing up defensively and look like a team that's ready for the offseason. I expect an Oilers team that's not yet mathematically eliminated yet to show up and get a victory.

Pick:
Edmonton Oilers -155

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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