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High-Flying Ducks Host Oilers Friday

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The hottest team in hockey tangles with the coldest team as the Anaheim Ducks host the Edmonton Oilers in a meeting between two Pacific Division clubs firmly on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Shark Bites
  • The Oilers are 0-7 SU in their last seven games vs the Western Conference.
  • The Oilers are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
  • The Ducks are 9-0 SU in their last nine games vs the Western Conference.

At online shop Bovada, the Ducks are big faves at -265 while the Oilers are +215 in moneyline markets. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 5 goals is priced at -120 while UNDER 5 goals is currently tabbed at -110.

The Ducks, who provide more betting value when backing them “to win in regulation”, have won six-straight games heading into Friday’s meeting and shot up the Pacific Division standings following a very uninspired start to the 2015-16 campaign. The Ducks began the season with a 1-9 SU record in their opening 10 games but have gotten better and better with each passing month, culminating in a sensational 10-2 SU mark in a dozen February games.

The Oilers, habitual tenants of the Pacific Division basement, are currently mired in a six-game losing skid and are on pace to compete for the top draft pick in yet another entry draft.

Edmonton has lost its goal-scoring touch of late having netted just one in each of the last two games and a paltry 10 during their six-game skid. The offensive slump comes at a bad time as they tangle with a Ducks team that is coming off a 1-0 shutout against the Buffalo Sabres in their last contest.

The way they played in October, the playoffs looked highly unlikely for the Ducks. Considering they are just four points back of the Pacific-leading Los Angeles Kings heading into the Friday’s slate of games, a division crown is more than feasible for the NHL’s hottest team.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Anaheim Ducks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -260 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Friday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

A 4.4-1 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.

Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Anaheim Ducks currently sport a record of 32-19-8. The Edmonton Oilers are 22-34-6. Betting totals have seen the Ducks post a 23-23-13 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 32-27-3 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Edmonton injuries news.

The Oilers - Ducks odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Anaheim is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Edmonton is at No. 28.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 23-ranked offense (2.49 goals per game) against a Edmonton Oilers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.06 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 22.09% rate while the Oilers have a 79.89% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -220 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Sabres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -245 were rewarded, while the 1 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Anaheim
  • Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Anaheim is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Edmonton

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton home to New York, Sunday, February 28th
Anaheim home to Los Angeles, Sunday, February 28th