Can The Ducks Deliver Another Online NHL Betting Sweep?
Posted by: Mike Davis
We’ve currently dead smack in the middle of an online NHL betting break during this year’s postseason. Thanks to the first round of hockey playoff action coming to a close so rapidly, players who bet on NHL have had a little bit of time to really maul over round 2’s pairings. Wednesday will kick off the postseason action once again, with the Predators and Blues taking the limelight early in the evening, followed by a late night contest between the Edmonton Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks.
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Additionally, later on in the week, hockey betting fans will be able to wager on the matchup between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators, as well as the match between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals. We’ve already taken a look at the contest between Nashville and St. Louis, so let’s breakdown the second matchup scheduled for Wednesday between the Oilers and Ducks.
Game 1 – Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks – April 26th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Series: First of Best of 7
Hockey Playoff Odds:
Houston Oilers +1 ½ (-270) 5 (-110) +115
Anaheim Ducks -1 ½ (+230) 5 (-110) -135
After missing out on the postseason for a decade, the Oilers are more than happy to have an opportunity at the Stanley Cup. Edmonton was able to make a vast improvement this season, going for posting a losing record to posting an impressive 47-26-9 record that gave way to a 2nd place finish in the Pacific Division and a 4th place finish in the Western Conference. The Oilers enter this series as online NHL betting underdogs but that doesn’t faze Edmonton, considering who they’ve overcome thus far to get here.
In the opening round of the playoffs, the Oilers were tasked with facing the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks finished the regular season as the 3rd best team in the Pacific Division. Nevertheless, the Oilers were able to overcome San Jose 4 games to 2. The Oilers will be vying for a similar result against Anaheim.
The Ducks were able to replicate last year’s success and turned in a 46-23-13 record this season, making the Ducks the best team in the Pacific Division and the 3rd best in the Western Conference. The Ducks have qualified for the playoffs the last five years consecutively and are happy to have made it past the first round – where they got eliminated last season.
The Ducks faced the Flames in the opening series and were able to sweep the flames in 4 games. The Flames finished the regular season as the 4th best team in the Pacific Division. The Ducks are hoping that the Oilers don’t offer too much of a challenge either.