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Oilers open as moneyline underdog vs Ducks

Edmonton Oilers

Anaheim Ducks
11-20-3 December 15, 2013, 08:00 PM | Honda Center 22-7-5

Anaheim will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to Honda Center.

The Oilers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 11-20-3 this season, while the Ducks are 22-7-5. Edmonton is 18-15-1 on the totals; Anaheim is 17-15-2.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Anaheim sat as -210 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 4-ranked Ducks and the No. 18-rated Oilers in this matchup.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Canucks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -210 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -130 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Anaheim's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.18 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.44 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 16.96% while the Oilers defense kills off 81.36% of their penalties.

Next up:
Edmonton at Los Angeles, Tuesday, December 17th
Anaheim at Detroit, Tuesday, December 17th