Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers - 12/1/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Edmonton Oilers (16-9-3) at Vancouver Canucks (13-10-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -121 / Edmonton Oilers +110 --- Over/Under: 6
The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 32.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 18 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 32 assists and James Neal has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 34 goals on 382 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 37 goals on 461 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.
The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 25.7 percent of their power play opportunities. JT Miller leads Vancouver with 12 goals, Elias Pettersson has 20 assists and Tanner Pearson has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 44 goals on 507 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed 29 goals on 312 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in four of their last five games.
The Oilers are 7-2 in their last 9 games as an underdog, 6-2 in their last 8 games as a road underdog and 32-77 in their last 109 games playing on 0 days rest. The Canucks are 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games, 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Oilers last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 5-1 in Canucks last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Oilers are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Vancouver. The home team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 4-0-2 in the last 6 meetings in Vancouver and 5-0-2 in the last 7 meetings.
It's not easy to beat the same team twice in as many days, but the Vancouver Canucks looked like the much sharper team in the 5-2 win on Saturday night, and the home team has still won seven of the last 10 meetings overall. The Edmonton Oilers have had little to no success on the end of back to backs the last three years, and it feels like the Canucks are due for a breakout home victory. The Canucks have been too consistent lately defensively not to take advantage of home ice. I'll lay the reasonable price with the Canucks.