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Momentum Favors the Ducks, the Odds Do Not

Executing one of the worst collapses I’ve ever seen in professional sports, the Oilers headed back to Edmonton Saturday Morning with tails firmly between legs and with complaints of goaltender interference locked and loaded. Connor McDavid and co. will try to move on from that devastating loss and look to avoid elimination this evening when they host a Ducks team that’s yet to lose a road game this postseason.

SHARK BITES
  • The Ducks outshot the Oilers 64-38 in Game 5.
  • The Ducks are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games as moneyline underdogs.
  • The Ducks are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games and are 5-0 SU in their last 5 road games.

Half the arena may have been empty when the Ducks rallied back from three-to-nothing down with less than four minutes to go, but the fans who stuck around stood witness to one of the greatest comebacks in NHL playoff history. Being on the losing end of that comeback will probably be tough to overcome but oddsmakers have tabbed the Oilers as moneyline favorites for tonight despite all of the momentum pointing in Anaheim’s direction.

Cam Talbot is likely the reason for that. He was excellent in the overtime loss, stopping 60 of the Ducks 64 shots. That said, that’s a massive workload for a guy who’s made 84 starts since the beginning of the 2016-17 regular season and I’m predicting he has a rough outing Sunday.

For that reason, and because of how good the Ducks’ top line is playing, I’ll be backing the Quackers as moneyline dogs tonight and I’ll also be looking at an OVER 5.5 bet.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Edmonton Oilers as -125 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.1-3 result in favor of the Oilers. 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

The Anaheim Ducks will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 53-25-13 this season, while the Oilers are 53-28-12. Anaheim is 33-38-20 against the total, while Edmonton is 38-46-9 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs Anaheim injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Anaheim Ducks taking on the No. 2-rated Edmonton Oilers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Edmonton's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 2.96 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.47 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 22.22% while the Ducks defense kills off 82.86% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Anaheim is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games
  • Edmonton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim home to Edmonton, Wednesday, May 10th

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