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Can the Oilers Continue Their Momentum in Game 7 in Anaheim?

It’s Ryan Getzlaf’s birthday today and he’d love nothing more than a Game 7 victory over the Oilers. He and the Ducks had a chance to finish off the series on Sunday but were instead given a large dose of medicine in a 7-1 drubbing by Leon Draisaitl and the rest of the Oil kids. The German magician had five points in the contest to help keep his team alive and now has an astounding total of 13 points in this best-of-seven.

SHARK BITES
  • The Ducks are 0-4 SU in Game 7s since the 2012-13 season.
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the 6 games this series and the average goal total is 7.
  • John Gibson has an .885 save percentage and 3.25 goals-against average this series.

This series has been nearly impossible to predict game to game. You just never know which team is going to show up but with a berth in the Western Conference final on the line, you’d expect both to be in attendance this evening. Because of that, I don’t think betting a side here is wise – unless you have a better insight than me – and I’ll be sticking to a totals wager in this Game 7.

So, on what side of the 5.5 total do I land? If you read my Shark Bites, it’s probably clear that I like this contest to have plenty of goals. The Oilers have scored three or more in all but one game in this best-of-seven and neither goalie has been especially terrific. I don’t see any reason for the speed in this high-flying series to slow this evening and am projecting that it ends 4-3 either way.

The OVER 5.5 is being offered in the range of +120 for some reason so I’d take advantage of it and just sit back and enjoy tonight’s action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Anaheim Ducks were listed earlier today as -120 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.9-2.3 victory for the Oilers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Anaheim Ducks bring a 53-26-13 record to the battle against the 54-28-12 Oilers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Anaheim go 34-38-20 so far and the Oilers go 39-46-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Edmonton injuries news.

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

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 14-ranked offense (2.78 goals per game) against a Edmonton Oilers defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.61 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 17.93% rate while the Oilers have a 81.55% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Edmonton is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Anaheim is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Anaheim's last 6 games
  • Anaheim is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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