Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers - 10/28/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (6-1-0) at Vancouver Canucks (4-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -114 / Edmonton Oilers -109 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks square off in a NHL matchup Friday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers look to keep the puck rolling as they hope to build on their four-game winning streak. The Oilers are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with four goals, Jordan Eberle has three assists and Milan Lucic has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 88.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 17 goals on 23 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has allowed zero goals on one shot. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed just two goals overall in their last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks could use a feel good win at home to snap a three-game losing streak. The Canucks are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Henrik Sedin leads Vancouver with three goals, Daniel Sedin has two assists and Bo Horvat has eight shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up eight goals on 104 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed six goals on 89 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed 11 goals in their last three games compared to six goals in their first four games. Christopher Tanev is out with an ankle injury.
The Oilers are 27-77 in their last 104 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The Canucks are 3-9 in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 home games. The Oilers are 7-21 in the last 28 meetings in Vancouver and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Canucks may be in a slump right now, but they've been solid at home overall and have owned the Oilers over the years when the games are played in Vancouver. The Oilers have also been so hot over the last week, they may be due for a loss on the road. Give me the Canucks at home to get back on track.