Anaheim Ducks (38-24-13) at Edmonton Oilers (34-36-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 9:30 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +110 / Anaheim Ducks -143 — Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, SNO
The Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers meet Sunday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Anaheim Ducks look for another victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with 31 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 45 assists and Corey Perry has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 130 goals on 1,772 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 47 goals on 634 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 11 games.
The Edmonton Oilers look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 36 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 43 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 74.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 164 goals on 1,804 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 38 goals on 334 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in each of their last five games.
The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 road games, 51-23 in their last 74 Sunday games and 9-2 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Oilers are 26-69 in their last 95 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-8 in their last 11 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in Edmonton, 32-13 in the last 45 meetings and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Edmonton Oilers don’t have anything to play for and are on the end of a back to back, but they are playing some of their best and most consistent hockey right now. The Oilers seem to be finishing the season strong in hopes of building positive vibes heading into next season. The Anaheim Ducks are a tough team to figure out, but they’ve struggled their most on the road in their last several games. The Ducks probably should win this contest, but the Oilers provide value with the plus money on their home ice.