Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/23/21

Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/23/21 Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (12-8) at Vancouver Canucks (8-12-2)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

The Line: Vancouver Canucks -111 / Edmonton Oilers -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.

The Edmonton Oilers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 12 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 20 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 76.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 47 goals on 477 shots faced and Stuart Skinner has allowed five goals on 38 shots.

The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 12 goals, Quinn Hughes has 19 assists and Elias Pettersson has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 35 goals on 328 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 39 goals on 393 shots.

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The Oilers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 2-9 in their last 11 overall. The under is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Canucks last 8 overall. The Oilers are 8-19 in the last 27 meetings in Vancouver.

These lines are very confusing when you consider the Edmonton Oilers are playing head and shoulders the better hockey right now and the Canucks can't get out of their own way, mainly due to a defense that lets them down time and time again. The Oilers have comfortably been the better team at both ends of the floor and they comfortably won the last meeting about a month ago where they got whatever they wanted offensively. I'll back the Oilers.

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Randy’s Pick Edmonton Oilers -111

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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