Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Oct 19, 2021

Edmonton has looked strong through the first week of the season, but can the Oilers keep it going against the visiting Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night?

Anaheim
14-8-2-3
AT
October 19, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
16-8-0
Puckline +1.5 +100
Moneyline +255
Over / Under o +6

6%

Betting Action

94%

Puckline -1.5 -120
Moneyline -309
Over / Under u +6

6%

Betting Action

94%

With wins over Pacific Division rivals Vancouver and Calgary to start the season, the Edmonton Oilers are looking to keep that momentum going against the visiting 2-1 Anaheim Ducks.

The Oilers are -279 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Ducks vs. Oilers NHL Odds

These teams obviously didn’t meet during last year’s COVID shortened season, but games have been historically close between Edmonton and Anaheim.  They split their last two-game season series, with the Ducks winning 4-3 in overtime the last time they met, Feb. 25, 2020.  Sports Interaction bettors, however, are overwhelmingly favouring Edmonton in this game, with 97 per cent of action taking the Oilers and about 90 per cent taking the Over.  Three straight games have hit the Over in this head-to-head.

Low scoring games have been a theme for the Ducks through their first three games of the season, which all went Under the total.  But, it’s worth noting that five of Anaheim’s last seven games in Edmonton have actually gone Over.  The Ducks have covered in all three games this season.

The Oilers sit at 2-0 on the year, splitting the Over/Under in those games.  The total has gone Under in four of Edmonton’s last five home games dating back to last season and they’ve won 14 of their last 20 games played in October.  The Oilers are 1-1 against the spread for the season.

Anaheim Ducks

Despite being outshot by a large margin in every regulation period last night against Calgary, the Ducks managed to rally and come from behind to win 3-2 in overtime.  Cam Fowler and Rickard Rakell had the regulation markers, while Jamie Drysdale buried the OT winner.  John Gibson made 41 saves.  The win, which was the first of four straight road games, puts Anaheim atop the Pacific Division standings.  One note of concern is regarding 2021 third-overall draft pick Mason McTavish, who left in the third period with a lower-body injury.  McTavish’s first career goal in the season opener against the Winnipeg Jets made the 18-year-old the youngest scorer in Ducks history.  There’s been no update on his status for tonight.

Anthony Stolarz will get the nod in net against Edmonton.  Stolarz stopped 41 of 43 shots faced in a losing effort against Minnesota last Friday.  The 27-year-old is 10-11-1, with a 2.76 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in his career split between Philadelphia, Edmonton and Anaheim.  He allowed three goals on 21 shots in his only career start against the Oilers.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton continued their perfect start to the season with a 5-2 win against provincial rival Calgary on Saturday.  Derek Ryan opened the scoring, while two power-play goals from Connor McDavid gave the Oilers and early 3-0 lead, before Jesse Puljujarvi added an insurance marker in the third period.  McDavid finished the hat-trick off with an empty-netter.  Edmonton’s captain has continued his hot pace from last season’s 105-point effort.  McDavid has hit the century mark in points in four of the last five seasons and leads the team with five points (3G, 2A) in two games this year.  He’s a huge part of the Oilers’ lethal power-play, which has converted on half of its chances, this year.

Mike Smith is scheduled to get the start Tuesday.  Smith stopped 45 of 47 shots faced Saturday and has posted a 1.92 GAA and .953 SV in two games this season.  The 39-year-old NHL vet is 16-11-4 in his career against Anaheim, with a 2.44 GAA and .919 SV.

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