Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks - 2/25/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vancouver Canucks (8-13-2) vs Edmonton Oilers (13-8)
Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +113 / Edmonton Oilers -125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Edmonton Oilers look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 26.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 13 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 23 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 47 goals on 477 shots faced and Stuart Skinner has allowed five goals on 38 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 12 goals, Quinn Hughes has 19 assists and Elias Pettersson has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 35 goals on 328 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 43 goals on 422 shots.
The Oilers are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 2-10 in their last 12 overall. The under is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Canucks last 5 overall. The Oilers are 9-19 in the last 28 meetings in Vancouver. The under is 5-1-3 in the last 9 meetings in Vancouver. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
The Edmonton Oilers are not only enjoying their best stretch of the season, but they've beaten the Canucks 9-5 in the last two meetings, which includes a win on Tuesday. The Vancouver Canucks remain fade material until further notice, as this team can't do much of anything right these days, especially on the defensive side of the ice. In both teams current forms, the Oilers and the cheap price feels like a steal.