Tonights NHL Picks December 12th 2014

We needed just one more goal to go over the total last night as we came up short with the Blue Jackets winning 3-2 with 64 total shots on goal by both clubs. Bobrovsky had a big night saving 39 of 41 shots against him earning the first star of the game.
Four games tonight, we’ve one play locked in. Write-up will come later today, wanted to send this out early as the Ducks will likely receive a lot of action.
Anaheim Ducks @ Edmonton Oilers: DUCKS 1.60
Risk: 2 Units | Win: 1.20 Units
These two teams will meet for the second time this week, the Anaheim Ducks won the first contest at Home by a score of 2-1 on Wednesday, this time they will face the Oilers at Rexall Place in Edmonton. An interesting situation tonight, as we have the Oilers which are (tied for) the worst team in the NHL with just 19 points, and have the least amount of wins overall with seven. The Ducks on the other hand lead the entire NHL in points with 43, and have an opportunity to extend that lead by another two points with a win over Edmonton tonight. Anaheim is 19-6-2-3 on the season, 9-3-1-1 the road, and have won five in a row; they have yet to lose a game in the month of December. The Edmonton defense is the second worst in the League overall with 3.34 GA/GP, while their offense ranks third from the bottom, scoring just 2.17 goals per game overall. Edmonton has lost nine of their last ten games, and were able to score just 1.50 goals per game across those ten games. The Oilers defense allowed an average of 3.30 goals against per game over those ten games, so they are allowing more than twice as many goals as they are able to score. The Anaheim offense has scored 3.10 goals per game over their last 10 games, and are 15th overall on offense with 2.77 goals per game. When these clubs met on Wednesday, the Oilers gave the Ducks four power play opportunities, and they were able to capitalize on one of them. The Ducks won 43 face offs compared to just 21 by the Oilers. Edmonton has gone 1-14-4 against Western Conference opponents this season, and things won’t get any easier against the league leading Ducks tonight. We should expect to see Frederik Andersen in goal for the Ducks tonight, consideringĀ  LaBarbera is questionable tonight and Gibson is still on I-R with a groin injury. Anderson has won each of his last five starts and has a record of 15-4-4, with a 2.46 GAA and a .913 SV%. Ben Scrivens is probable for the Oilers and has a GAA of 3.32, a .886 save percentage and a record of 5-10-3. The Ducks closed at 1.40 (Pinnacle) before their game on Wednesday, we get an even better price tonight. I should hope that the best team in the NHL is able to defeat the worst team again tonight. We will eat a little bit of juice tonight and will take the Ducks to win outright since we have been getting burned with our regulation time wagers, as our selections usually end up winning but it comes in overtime or a shootout.
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