Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers - 12/26/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (15-18-2) at Vancouver Canucks (13-14-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -145 / Edmonton Oilers +131 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks square off Saturday at the Rogers Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers look to remain red hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 15 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 21 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their power play chances. Anders Nilsson has allowed 55 goals on 612 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 46 goals on 481 shots. Nilsson has allowed 13 goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks look for a nice win after splitting their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 16 goals, Henrik Sedin has 23 assists and Jannik Hansen has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 76 goals on 836 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 19 goals on 229 shots. Miller has allowed 13 goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win and 12-41 in their last 53 road games. The Canucks are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 7-17 in their last 24 overall. The Oilers are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Vancouver and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Canucks haven't done much lately, especially against Western teams to deserve such a hefty price. The Oilers do a good job of stringing together back-to-back wins. I'll take a stab at the plus money here.