Anaheim Ducks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 12/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
The Anaheim Ducks (7-20-3) are headed to Rogers Place on Saturday where they will play the Edmonton Oilers (17-13-0).
The Anaheim Ducks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 7-0 defeat to the Maple Leafs in their previous game. The Ducks had a below average offensive performance in this loss. For the outing, they ended the night with no scores out of the 28 shots they attempted. They also had 1 chance on the power play but weren't able to notch a goal. Anaheim garnered 28 penalty minutes in this contest.
When playing at even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 93 goals while getting 56 of their own. Anaheim Ducks opponents have earned 106 power play opportunities (10th in the NHL) and have earned 35 goals in those attempts. With regard to scoring goals, the Anaheim Ducks have racked up 68 goals (31st in the league) this year and have conceded 128. Anaheim has attempted 900 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.6%. For the year, the have a total of 17 points and their points percentage sits at .283. The Ducks so far have had 1,130 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .887. Anaheim has tallied 84 power play opportunities and they have tallied 12 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 14.29%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Lukas Dostal. In his professional hockey career, Dostal has tallied 3 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .750. He has a save percentage of .888 during his 290 mins in the crease. Dostal has seen 161 shot attempts against him and has accrued 143 total saves. The opposition has scored 18 goals versus Dostal in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 3.72. He has compiled a record of 1-3-0 and he has started in 4 games. Dostal has played in 6 games over the course of his NHL career.
Their last time out, Edmonton went up against the Predators in a game where the Oilers got the victory by a final score of 6-3. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest and tallied 2 out of those attempts. The Oilers scored 6 goals of the 37 shots on goal they attempted.
Edmonton has taken 955 shots (13th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.41%, while allowing the opposition 997 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 72.41% on their opponents 116 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 89.8%. They have a total of 108 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 31.48%. The Oilers are sitting with 75 goals at even strength and 34 goals (1st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 102 goals to be scored by way of 70 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 109 goals, 34 points, as well as a points percentage of .567.
On the other side of the ice you will find Stuart Skinner in goal. He has gathered 893 stops out of 976 shots taken, giving him a rate of .915. Skinner has amassed a lifetime mark of 16-13-0 and has participated in 31 games. He has started in 29 games and has played 1,793 mins. Skinner's rate of quality starts is 58.6% and he has accumulated 17 quality starts in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.78 goals per contest and he has yielded 83 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton
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