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Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks 12/23/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Vancouver Canucks (14-15-3) vs. Edmonton Oilers (18-14-2)
December 23, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -238 / Vancouver Canucks +190; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers meet Friday in NHL action at the Rogers Place. The Vancouver Canucks have won 5 of their last 8 games. The Edmonton Oilers have split their last 8 games.

The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 26.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 22 goals, Quinn Hughes has 27 assists and Elias Pettersson has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 68.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 56 goals on 479 shots faced, and Spencer Martin has allowed 58 goals on 506 shots.

The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 32.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 29 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 34 assists and Zach Hyman has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 72.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jack Campbell has allowed 57 goals on 458 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has given up 56 goals on 647 shots.

The Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 road games and 15-45 in their last 60 games playing on 0 days rest. The Oilers are 7-0 in their last 7 Friday games and 32-12 in their last 44 vs. Pacific. The over is 4-1 in Canucks last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 18-7-2 in Oilers last 27 overall. The Canucks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The Vancouver Canucks are on the end of a back to back, a spot where they’ve had little to no success over the years. The Edmonton Oilers are rested, at home, and they’ve been the sharper team at both ends of the ice. The Oilers have also beaten up on the Canucks in recent meetings. I’ll side with the Oilers and the PL for max betting value here.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5

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