Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Oilers vs Canucks NHL Odds
Looking for Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Oilers taking on the Canucks on Tuesday February 23rd at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Oilers Canucks matchup.
NHL Handicapping Analysis
(12-8-0) Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks (8-12-2)
Date: Tuesday, February 23rd
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver BC
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Oilers -130| Canucks +110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Oilers -1.5 (+175)
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
Vancouver and Edmonton not only sit on opposite ends of the North standings, they are also streaking in opposite directions. The Oilers have won three in a row and the Canucks have dropped their last two.
Edmonton is in 2nd place in the North, 6 points back from 1st place Toronto. Vancouver is ahead of only Ottawa in the division, going just 2-6-2 over their last 10. The Oilers seem to have insane value here.
Edmonton has won 6 of their last 7, and they really had the momentum going in Saturday’s 7-1 win over Calgary. It’s no surprise that Connor McDavid led the way, scoring a hat trick and adding two helpers.
McDavid broke out of a six game goalless streak in a big way but he had help too. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored 2 goals and had an assist and Leon Draisaitl dished out 2 assists as well.
Tuesday’s game seems like it could get away from the Canucks. Edmonton is clicking and has a top 10 scoring and SOG offense. Vancouver is 30th in goals and shots allowed. Could this one just be an oddsmaker trap?
Sure Edmonton has had some defensive issues this year as their 3.2 goals allowed is 25th. Mikko Koskinen looked great against the Flames, and has allowed 2 goals or less in 4 of his last 5 appearances.
What’s the Vancouver angle here? Vancouver has only come out on top in one of their last five home games and have been defeated in 9 of their last 11 overall. Edmonton has won 9 of their last 11.
Vancouver did fight in Sunday’s loss to Winnipeg though. They went down 2-0 in the 1st, scored the next three, lost the lead, and tied things up in the final minute before allowing a score 0:27 into OT. What a roller coaster.
On the bright side, Elias Pettersson did break a five game goalless streak with two scores against the Jets. The Canucks also have a split with the Oilers so far on the year. That was two games in mid-January though and Edmonton has turned it on lately.
Whoever goes between Thatcher Demko and Braden Holtby has their work cut out for them in this one. Demko has 1 GA in two of his last three while Holtby gave up four on Sunday to Winnipeg. Would seem to be an easy choice.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Oilers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games
- Oilers are 6-1 in their last 7 overall
- Under is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 overall
- Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games
- Canucks are 2-9 in their last 11 overall
- Under is 5-2-1 in Canucks last 8 overall
- Oilers are 8-19 in the last 27 meetings in Vancouver
Free Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks NHL Prediction:
This contest looks almost too big of a no-brainer and the -130 Edmonton line has trap written all over it. Are oddsmakers just trying to throw people off the big winning puck line night so they take the sure thing in the Oilers ML win?
Offense aside, it’s the Oilers defense that makes them a really solid option on Tuesday night. Edmonton has allowed just 4 goals total in the last three games, although Vancouver’s offense is decent.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Oilers -1.5 (+175)
Trap or not, there are worse teams to take your chances on out there than Edmonton, who is on an absolute roll right now.
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