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NHL betting line favors Ducks over Oilers

Edmonton Oilers

Anaheim Ducks
13-25-5 January 03, 2014, 10:00 PM | Honda Center 29-8-5

The Anaheim Ducks will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Edmonton Oilers invade Honda Center on Friday.

Supporters of the Oilers have seen them go 13-25-5 so far this season, while the Ducks are at 29-8-5. In totals betting, the Ducks are 20-19-3, while the Oilers are 24-18-1.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Ducks in this one found them earlier as -215 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 22-rated Oilers taking on the No. 6-rated Ducks in this contest.

In their last action, Edmonton was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at -250 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Anaheim was a 6-3 winner in its last match at home against the Sharks. They won as -116 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 4-ranked offense (3.26 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.44 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 14.93% rate while the Oilers have a 80.69% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Edmonton home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, January 5th
Anaheim home to Vancouver, Sunday, January 5th