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Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks - 3/7/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers
Date & Time Thursday March 7, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alberta
The Line
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +130 / Edmonton Oilers -155 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
RSNW, RSNP
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NHL | Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers
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The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.

The Vancouver Canucks look for another win after losing six of their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Pettersson leads Vancouver with 26 goals, Bo Horvat has 25 assists and Brock Boeser has 161 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 137 goals on 1,596 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed eight goals on 63 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Edmonton Oilers look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 41 goals, Connor McDavid has 59 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Anthony Stolarz has given up two goals on 20 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 103 goals on 1,156 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Canucks are 20-46 in their last 66 road games, 19-45 in their last 64 games as a road underdog and 3-12 in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest. The Oilers are 3-7 in their last 10 games as a favorite, 8-20 in their last 28 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-12 in their last 16 home games. The Canucks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton and the home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 9-3 in Canucks last 12 road games. The over is 10-4-1 in Oilers last 15 home games.

The Vancouver Canucks are coming off an overtime win last night, but they still have scoring issues and that's led to the under hitting in nine of their last 12 road games. The under is also 3-0-2 in the last five meetings between the Canucks and Oilers, as nine of the last 10 meetings have produced six or less goals. These are two teams that can really struggle to find the back of the net, so I'm siding with the under in this contest. 

Pick:
Under 5.5

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