Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers - 2/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers - 2/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (26-18-3) vs Anaheim Ducks (23-17-9)

Game Info: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -118 / Anaheim Ducks +240 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers host the Anaheim Ducks in Thursday NHL Action.

The Anaheim Ducks come into this road contest with an overall record of 23-17-9. Through 49 games, the Ducks are 3rd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 144 times, good for a rank of 17th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Anaheim is the 17th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.8 goals per game. So far, the Ducks have a strength of schedule rating of 14th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 15th ranked team in the NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the Anaheim Ducks with an overall record of 26-18-3. This mark places them 3rd in the Pacific division. Through 47 games, the Oilers have scored 154 goals, giving them an average of 3.21. This output gives them a rank of 12th among NHL teams. On defense, Edmonton is the 22nd ranked unit, giving up 3.17 goals per contest. So far, the Oilers have played the 23rd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Edmonton's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 17th in the NHL.

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Through 44 games, the Anaheim Ducks goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry with 42 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 24.8%. So far, 28% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 21 assists to go along with his 12 goals. However, when on the ice, the Ducks are -12 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 2.54 goals per game. In his 34 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 47 games, the Edmonton Oilers' goal and overall scoring leader is Leon Draisaitl, with 66 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 20.0%. So far, 42.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Connor McDavid, who has 41 assists to go along with his 25 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +9. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.15 goals per game. In his 26 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 40% percent of the time.

In Edmonton's 47 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 23-21. So far, the Oilers have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 10 of their 20 games at Rogers Place. On the season, the Edmonton Oilers have a per-game scoring differential of 0.11. Heading into their game with the Anaheim Ducks, the Oilers have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 12 goals, accounting for 52.0% of the overall scoring. Over this stretch, they have scored more than their average of 3.17 goals per game, 4 times.

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Joe’s Pick Edmonton -118

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