Canucks vs. Oilers - 4/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (31-43-7) at Vancouver Canucks (30-38-13)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -150 / Edmonton Oilers +125 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks meet Saturday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a win after losing nine of their last 15 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 26 goals, Jordan Eberle has 22 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 34 goals on 1,620 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 18 goals on 142 shots. Talbot has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks could also use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 28 goals, Jannik Hansen has 16 assists and Bo Horvat has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 137 goals on 1,634 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 81 goals on 950 shots. Miller has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 19-55 in their last 74 road games and 15-51 in their last 66 Saturday games. The Canucks are 11-27 in their last 38 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The Oilers are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings in Vancouver.
Two teams that are happy the season has come to an end, this game could truly go either way. I'm going to side with the Canucks simply because they're at home and the Oilers are flat out brutal on the road.