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Game 4 Result Between Ducks and Oilers is in Talbot's Hands

It took two separate three-goal outbursts but the Ducks managed to get back in their series with the Oilers in Game 3 and now have an opportunity to send the best-of-seven back to Anaheim tonight tied at two wins each. The Oilers, the favorites tonight, will have something to say about that, though, as they’ve been excellent on home ice the last two months.

SHARK BITES
  • The Ducks are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games as the underdog.
  • The Oilers are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at Rogers Place.
  • Cam Talbot has a high-danger save percentage of just .783 this postseason.

As a young team, the Oilers still have the ability to absolutely implode with no warning whatsoever and that’s exactly what they did in Game 3. They stormed all the way back from down 3-0 to tie the game at threes but subsequently gave up the next trio to lose the contest 6-3. Bookmakers opened them as -125 favorites for tonight’s contest but after that performance, I’m not entirely sold.

Cam Talbot has now started 82 games since the start of the 2016-17 campaign and his fatigue is showing. With the Oilers still in the contest after he gave up his fourth and fifth goals of the game, Todd McLellan’s hands were tied as he couldn’t justify pulling his No. 1 to give him a reprieve. If Talbot isn’t better tonight, the Ducks will be flying south with a chance to take the series lead.

The Oilers are 0-2 this postseason when Talbot earns a save percentage under .900 and 6-1 when he posts one over that number. It’s clear what needs to happen for the Oil to put a stranglehold on this series. The question is whether Talbot has anything left in the tank.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Anaheim Ducks before puck drop in this match found them as 103 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

A 3.4-2.3 result in favor of the Ducks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Anaheim Ducks vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Edmonton will face the 51-25-13 Ducks. In totals betting, the Oilers are 36-46-9 in over under betting so far this season while the Anaheim Ducks are 31-38-20. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs Anaheim injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Edmonton Oilers at No. 2 and the Anaheim Ducks at No. 9 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Edmonton Oilers No. 8-ranked offense (2.96 goals per game) against a Anaheim Ducks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.46 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 21.98% rate while the Ducks have a 83.17% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Ducks were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Anaheim is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Anaheim is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Edmonton is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim home to Edmonton, Friday, May 5th

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