NHL Playoff Predictions: Anaheim Ducks vs Edmonton Oilers Game 3
Oilers at Ducks NHL Playoffs Game 2 Review: Oilers 2-1 Final
Moving closer to the top of betting boards everywhere, Edmonton completed a California crushing with a 2-1 Game 2 win versus Anaheim. If there was preferential seating on the plane ride home Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot earned it as he was brilliant with a 39 save performance during the second match of the SoCal sweep. The exciting young Edmonton Crew have been quicker and stronger than the Ducks who lost back-to-back at home for the first time since late November.
Oilers vs Ducks 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff TV Schedule and Results
- Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 PM ET: Edmonton Oilers 5-3 Final
- Friday, April 28, 10:30 PM ET: Edmonton Oilers 2-1 Final
- Sunday, April 30, 7:00 PM ET: Anaheim Ducks 6-3 Final
- Wednesday, May 3, 10:00 PM ET: Anaheim Ducks 4-3 (OT) Final
- Friday, May 5, 10:30 PM ET: Anaheim Ducks 4-3 (2OT) Final
- Sunday, May 7, 7:00 PM ET: Edmonton Oilers 7-1 Final
- Wednesday, May 10, 10:30 PM ET: Anaheim Ducks 2-1 Final
NHL Western Conference Semifinal Series Game 3 Preview: Anaheim @ Edmonton
While Edmonton was full marks for their success in Anaheim, the Ducks must be wondering what more they can do as they outshot the Oilers by a 76-55 margin at the Duck Pond. Anaheim also had an edge in faceoff wins (82-54) and hits (78-52) during the first two contests. Simply stated, John Gibson has to be better in between the pipes for the Ducks. Allowing two goals is a decent number but it’s less impressive when facing 23 shots and the first is scored 1:05 into the match.
On the other side of the coin, the Oilers may be feeling they haven’t played their best game yet. Largely due to the Ducks having last line-change at home, superstar Connor McDavid was held to one point and five shots on goal in Anaheim. With the scene shifting to Alberta, McJesus should find the battle a little easier at Rogers Place Arena. Goaltending is a huge key to Edmonton staying in the Stanley Cup chase as the young Oilers aren’t always as defensively focused as they should be.450 Units OVER 4.5 (-225) Total Goals William Hill
NHL Playoff Picks Today – April 30, 2017 – 450 Units OVER 4.5 (-225) Total Goals @ William Hill. We are 0-2 on this series now but feel we deserved a better result on our Game 2 money line pick. The Ducks had the edge in several key areas during the SoCal contests but we wonder how that will translate on the road as Anaheim was a rather vanilla 17-15-9 on the road this season. Key Anaheim D-Men Sami Vatanen and Kevin Bieksa are both expected to miss this contest. William Hill bookmakers have Edmonton as a slight favorite tonight with a (-130) to (+110) ML edge. We are wagering 450 units to back the OVER on the 4.5 (-225) William Hill alternate total goal price.
NHL Eastern and Western Conference Stanley Cup Futures Betting Update
Stealing a line from sports radio legend Scott Farrell – Shake it uuuuup! That’s the mantra on the CSB NHL Stanley Cup futures betting board according to the latest William Hill lines. Posted with (+2000) odds back on February 28, 2017, Edmonton has jumped all the way into the second chalk spot as their current (+280) line is just (-80) behind Pittsburgh. After losing two straight at home, the Ducks (+1200) money line is seventh overall in the field of eight. The Nashville Predators (+700) head home to host the St. Louis Blues (+900) as mid-range pups in the Western Conference.
Thanks to a convincing road sweep of their own, defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh is moving towards “EVEN” territory as the Penguins are top chalk with (+200) money line. After dropping two straight at home, and falling behind 0-2 to the Pens, the Washington Capitals have crashed to sixth favorites with a (+900) line. Heading to the Big Apple, Ottawa is up 2-0 on New York and the Senators (+700) are tied as third favorites with Nashville while the Rangers (+1400) are overall NHL Championship pups. Get the most bang for your NHL playoff puck betting buck by wagering at the top ranked online sportsbooks recommended here at Canada Sports Betting.
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