Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Apr 02, 2022

The Edmonton Oilers kick off a three-game California road trip when they head to Anaheim to face the Ducks on Sunday night.

Edmonton
49-27-5-1
AT
April 03, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
Honda Center
Anaheim
31-37-9-5
Puckline -1.5 +110
Moneyline -233
Over / Under o +6.5

89%

Betting Action

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Puckline +1.5 -132
Moneyline +193
Over / Under u +6.5

89%

Betting Action

11%

The Oilers have won three in a row, including a 6-5 OT win against St. Louis on Friday, and now sit third in the Pacific Division.  The Ducks are all but eliminated from playoff contention, although they’re coming into Sunday after crushing the Coyotes 5-0 on the road on Friday.

Edmonton opened as a -255 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.5.

Oilers vs. Ducks NHL Betting Odds

This will be the third and final meeting between the teams this season and if things go the way the first two games did, expect lots of goals.  The Oilers won both games at home, 6-5 on Oct. 19 and 7-3 on Feb. 17.  Those contests extended the Over streak in this head-to-head series to five games.

Edmonton has been playing better as of late, but they’re still trying to end a five-game road losing streak.  They’re 32-37 against the spread overall, including an even 17-17 ATS on the road.  The high scoring duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl has helped the Oilers hit the Over in six straight games.

It looks like Anaheim could have some corner block pieces on their roster to make this team successful in the future, but it won’t be this year.  The Ducks have dropped their last five home games and 11 of their last 12 overall.  They’re 40-30 ATS, with covers in 20 of 36 home games.  The total has gone Under in four of Anaheim’s last five games.

Edmonton Oilers

It came down to the wire on Friday, but the Oilers managed to pull off their ninth straight win at home, tying a franchise record.  McDavid had two goals, including the OT winner, while Zach Hyman also added two snipes.  Evander Kane and Darnell Nurse had the other Edmonton goals.  Mike Smith stopped 31 of 36 shots faced.  McDavid is the first player to hit the century mark in points this year as he leads the NHL with 102 (39G, 63A).  Draisaitl is hot on his trail with 99 points and his 49 goals one behind Auston Matthews for the league lead.

There’s been no word on who will get the start in net between Smith and Mikko Koskinen and neither goalie instills much confidence.  Smith has an 8-9-2 record this season, with a 3.49 goals-against average and .894 save percentage.  The 40-year-old is 3-1-1 over his last five starts, allowing 15 total goals in that stretch.  Koskinen is 25-10-3, with a 3.10 GAA and .902 SV.  The Finnish goalie was last in action on Wednesday, making 38 saves in a 4-3 win over the L.A. Kings.

Anaheim Ducks

In his first start since March 12, goaltender Anthony Stolarz led the for Anaheim on Friday, recording 38 saves for his third shutout this season.  Isac Lundestrom scored twice for the Ducks, while Trevor Zegras, Cam Fowler and Gerry Mayhew also found the back of the net.  Troy Terry, who leads the team in both goals (31) and points (57), picked up two assists.  Zegras scored with a lacrosse style goal, the second lacrosse goal of the year for the rookie.  The win snapped an 11-game losing streak for Anaheim.  The Ducks chased Arizona’s Karel Vejmelka from the net after scoring three goals in the first 10 minutes of the game.

It’s still not clear if Stolarz did enough on Friday to earn the start in a tough matchup on Sunday.  Stolarz is 10-6-2 this season, with a 2.53 GAA and .921 SV.  The other option is a struggling John Gibson, who is 17-22-10 with a 3.09 GAA and .905 SV.  Gibson has lost his last nine starts, compiling a 4.26 GAA and .873 SV during that stretch.

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