Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Tue. Feb 25 2020, 07:02 am

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The Oilers' three-game West Coast road trip started successfully on Sunday as they picked up a win in Los Angeles in McDavid's return to the lineup.

Edmonton
37-25-7-2
AT
February 25, 2020, 10:00 PM ET
Honda Center
Anaheim
29-33-8-1
Puckline -1.5 +172
Moneyline -150
Over / Under o +6

94%

Betting Action

6%

Puckline +1.5 -193
Moneyline +130
Over / Under u +6

94%

Betting Action

6%

The Edmonton Oilers got star forward Connor McDavid back on Sunday night and he made an immediate impact. He was a key factor in the Oilers winning 4-2 at the Los Angeles Kings. The Oilers have now improved to 5-2-1 in their last eight games and should be able to keep it rolling against an Anaheim Ducks team that’s struggling mightily. Can Edmonton pick up the two points as expected or will the Ducks pull an upset on Tuesday?

Oilers vs. Ducks Betting Analysis

The Oilers are playing well these days as they are 13-8 in their last 21 contests. While they’re 15-15-5 on the road, they’ve been in much better in away games of late. They’ve won seven of their last 10 road contests. The Oilers won the first meeting with the Ducks this season, winning 6-2 on Nov. 10.

As for the Ducks, they’ve lost four in a row to fall to 24-38-8 on the year. Home games have been adventure for them as they’re just 12-21 at the Duck Pond. They have just one win in their last eight home games, so it’s not much of an advantage these days.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers’ three-game West Coast road trip started successfully on Sunday as they picked up a win in Los Angeles. McDavid not only had a highlight-reel goal in his return, he was named the No. 1 star in the game as he tallied one goal and two assists. Edmonton also got a boost from Caleb Jones, who picked up a pair of assists. He’s helped the Oilers round out their depth as the young blueliner now has eight points in three games with the team.

The key for Edmonton continues to be Mike Smith in net as he picked up the win on Sunday. He’s been fantastic since the All-Star break as he was just 12-9-3 before the break with a 2.96 GAA and a .901 save percentage. Since the All-Star break, he’s 5-1-2 with a 2.57 GAA and a .917 save percentage. The Oilers have won 10 of his last 13 starts, so if he’s between the pipes on Tuesday, Edmonton is probably a good bet to win.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have been a disaster all season long as they’re currently with the second-fewest points in the Western Conference. Worse yet, they enter Tuesday’s game in a funk as they’ve now lost four in a row. Goaltending continues to be an issue for them as lead netminder John Gibson is coming off a start where he gave up six tallies to the Vegas Golden Knights. He’s given up 24 goals in his last eight starts and a 3.00 goals-per-game average is not very good in the NHL.

At the other end of the ice, the Ducks offense has mostly disappeared as they have just 15 goals in their last six games while getting shutout a couple of times. The challenge is just how inconsistent the offense is. In that span, they’ve scored four or more goals in three of those games but scored one or less in the other three. They rank 19th in goals per game since the All-Star break with 2.71 but they’re allowing 3.36 in that same span. That easily explains why they’ve struggled to collect wins and points this season.

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