Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Nov 25, 2023

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Washington Capitals

The Edmonton Oilers return home after a topsy-turvy road trip to host the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night, whereas the visitors look to halt a four-game losing streak.

Anaheim
20-33-2
AT
November 26, 2023, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
33-18-1
Puckline +1.5 +105
Moneyline +240
Over / Under o +8
Puckline -1.5 -125
Moneyline -300
Over / Under u +8

Anaheim’s hot start to the season has taken a hit recently. They spent about a week hosting four games and fell in each, most recently on Friday against the Los Angeles Kings, 5-2. In contrast, Edmonton concluded a four-game tour on the road, winning only the last one, 5-0 in Washington on Friday.

The NHL odds have the host Oilers as major -275 favourites on the moneyline.

Ducks vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

Since the divisions reverted to their old format after that pandemic season, the Oilers have given the Ducks the slip most of the time. The clubs have clashed seven times, with the Albertan ensemble taking six of them. Edmonton flattened the Anaheim in five, with final scores like 7-3, 6-2, and 6-0.

It wasn’t long ago that we wrote a piece about some interesting props to consider with the Anaheim Ducks. The team’s solid start to the season is what inspired the article. Ironically, almost from the moment we clicked “publish,” the Ducks started losing. They’re now 9-11 on the year, although the puckline holds promise. The club has done well in that regard, compiling a 12-8 tally thus far.

At this stage, it feels safe to argue that all moderately high expectations for the Edmonton Oilers should be placed on the back burner. Maybe the team can turn things around in a dramatic way, but for now, this is not a very good ensemble. Look no further than the 5-14 record ATS. It’s been an all-around miserable season in Edmonton. The product is so far below pre-season predictions that supporters are left wondering what in carnations has gone wrong.

Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks just got a dose of harsh reality this past week. Winning in the NHL isn’t easy. It’s not because the first month of the season, give or take, goes well that all problems are solved. The Panthers, Blues, Canadiens, and Kings reminded the Ducks of that.

Los Angeles was visiting on Friday night and it wasn’t difficult to distinguish which of the two clubs already possessed a good foundation of winning hockey and which was still finding its way. To be completely fair, a couple of L.A.’s goals were a bit wonky, a bit lucky even, but they were the ones putting themselves in positions to take advantage of the opportunities. Kevin Fiala’s opener from a super tight angle along the boards was an awful look for John Gibson, but the Kings pressed and the Ducks couldn’t handle it. It culminated with the goal of the night in the second period when the same Fiala drove with the puck across the crease, past Anaheim defenders, out-waited and wristed a shot past a sprawling Gibson for a 4-0 lead. Radko Gudas (fourth) and Alex Killorn (first, power play) made the final score look less embarrassing than it could have been, but Anaheim is obviously struggling now.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton has only one winning streak (three games) through almost two months of hockey this season. Granted, a team must start somewhere so it might as well be a match in which it put in arguably its best performance of the year.

It took 19 games but the Oilers finally shut another team out. Stuart Skinner needed a game like this badly. Not that the Capitals looked like a team that was ever going to threaten the Oilers much, but a goose egg is still a goose egg. Credit where credit is due, the Oilers handily defeated a team fighting for top spot in the Metropolitan Division. The defence largely neutered whatever offensive outbursts the Capitals attempted, and Edmonton was ruthless on the power play. After Evander Kane (ninth) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (fourth) helped the Oilers build a 2-0 first period lead, they struck thrice when up a man in the middle frame Evan Bouchard (fifth), Leon Draisaitl (seventh and eighth) smashed the puck in the Washington net for a 5-0 lead that put the game on ice, pun fully intended.

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