Things couldn’t be better for the Edmonton Oilers right now. Led by NHL leading scorer Connor McDavid, the Oil recently clinched their first playoff berth in over a decade and will look to post their fifth straight victory overall and eighth in a row at Rogers Place on Saturday when they welcome the Anaheim Ducks to town.
– Shark Bites
- The Oilers are 4-0 in their last 4 games.
- The UNDER is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games.
McDavid’s 91 points have spearheaded the Oilers’ return to prominence, as the Oilers have won eight of their last nine ahead of tonight’s matchup. McDavid collected a goal and two helpers in Edmonton’s only loss in that span, a 4-3 setback to the Anaheim Ducks on March 22.
The Ducks have gotten a surprisingly great effort from backup netminder Jonathan Bernier. The 28-year-old has boasted a fantastic 10-1-2 mark with one shutout and a .941 save percentage in March while regular starter John Gibson has played just once in the last 39 days.
The Ducks and Oilers have a habit of going UNDER when playing in Canada. In Anaheim’s last five trips to Alberta, the UNDER is 4-1.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Edmonton Oilers as -125 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3-2.6 victory for 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
Edmonton will face the 42-23-12 Ducks. In totals betting, the Oilers are 29-42-6 in over under betting so far this season while the Anaheim Ducks are 26-34-17. 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. 24-rated Anaheim Ducks taking on the No. 6-rated Edmonton Oilers in this contest.
The game also pits Edmonton’s No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.96 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.47 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 21.68% while the Ducks defense kills off 85.11% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Anaheim was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Jets. They lost as -133 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
Edmonton won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Sharks on March 30. Bettors who backed the Oilers at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.
- Anaheim is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Anaheim is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Anaheim is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Edmonton
- Edmonton is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
- Edmonton is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- Edmonton is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- Edmonton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Anaheim at Calgary, Sunday, April 2nd
Edmonton at Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 4th