Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers - 4/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers - 4/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (47-27-6) vs Vancouver Canucks (39-30-11)

Game Info: Friday, April 29, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -200 / Vancouver Canucks +161 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Edmonton Oilers host the Vancouver Canucks in Friday NHL Action.

The Vancouver Canucks come into this road contest with an overall record of 39-30-11. Through 80 games, the Canucks are 5th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 244 times, good for a rank of 18th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vancouver is the 9th-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.84 goals per game. So far, the Canucks have a strength of schedule rating of 17th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 16th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the Vancouver Canucks with an overall record of 47-27-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 80 games, the Oilers have scored 282 goals, giving them an average of 3.48. This output gives them a rank of 7th among NHL teams. On defense, Edmonton is the 17th ranked unit, giving up 3.06 goals per contest. So far, the Oilers have played the 16th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Edmonton's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 11th in the NHL.

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Through 80 games, the Vancouver Canucks' leading goal scorer is Elias Pettersson. With his 34 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 66. On the season, he is turning 17.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Canucks have benefited from the strong play of J.T. Miller, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Vancouver's 80 games, he has come up with 31 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.4%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 14.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.72 goals per game. In his 64 games played, he has turned in 35 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 80 games, Edmonton's leading goal scorer is Leon Draisaitl. With his 55 goals and 54 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 109. On the season, he is turning 20.0% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Oilers have benefited from the strong play of Connor McDavid, who is the teams overall leader in points. In Edmonton's 80 games, he has come up with 44 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.1%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +27. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.12 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 42 percent of the time.

In Vancouver's 80 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 43-36-1. So far, taking the over when the Canucks are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 23-16-1. On the season 55.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. In Edmonton's 80 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-38-1. So far, taking the over when the Oilers are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 24-15. On the season, 65.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. Look for this game to fall below the line of 6.5 goals, as these teams have opposing strengths. On the season, Vancouver has struggled on offense but has the best goalie unit in the league. Look for the Canucks strong defense to neutralize Edmonton's 13th ranked scoring offense. I recommend the under.

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