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Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers - 1/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks
Date & Time Wednesday January 16, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Rogers Arena
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -105 / Vancouver Canucks -115 -- Over/Under: 6
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The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.

The Edmonton Oilers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 28 goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 27 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 77 goals on 740 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 58 goals on 686 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.

The Vancouver Canucks could also use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Pettersson leads Vancouver with 22 goals, Nikolay Goldobin has 18 assists and Bo Horvat has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 97 goals on 1,049 shots faced and Richard Bachman has allowed six goals on 29 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.

The Oilers are 5-11 in their last 16 road games, 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win, 4-11 in their last 15 games playing on 2 days rest and 18-40 in their last 58 vs. Pacific. The Oilers are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings in Vancouver and the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-2-3 in Canucks last 10 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Oilers last 5 road games.

The Vancouver Canucks have won four of the last six meetings against the Edmonton Oilers, which includes a win a few weeks ago. The home team has also won seven of the last nine meetings between the Oilers and Canucks. The Oilers have been a fade team on the road for a while now, while the Canucks have been a pretty profitable side despite their inconsistency. Heading into last night, the Canucks were only one of 11 teams this season that are currently in the green. I'll take the cheap price price with the Canucks on their home ice. 

Vancouver Canucks -115

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