Oilers vs Canucks Prediction - NHL Picks 1/21/23

Vancouver Canucks (18-23-3) vs Edmonton Oilers (26-18-3)

Game Info: Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +120 / Edmonton Oilers -150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at Rogers Arena. When these two teams faced off on December 23rd it was Vancouver that secured the 5-2 victory. 

Oilers Betting Preview

The Oilers come into this game with a 26-18-3 record and they have gone 14-7-1 away from home. On Thursday the Tampa Bay Lightning faced off against the Edmonton Oilers, and they were able to secure the 5-3 victory. The Lightning also has a key game on Saturday against the Calgary Flames. Zach Hyman had a strong game against the Lightning finishing with two goals. Edmonton is averaging 3.7 goals while their defense is giving up 3.25 goals per game. The offense is ranked 3rd while the defense is ranked 20th. Connor McDavid has scored 39 goals and added 47 assists. 

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Canucks Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Vancouver who sits with an 18-23-3 record and they have gone 8-11-1 at home. On Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, they were able to secure a 5-2 victory. The Lightning will take on the Calgary Flames on Saturday. The defense was a big issue for the Canucks, and they are going to need to find play better defense here. The Canucks are averaging 3.36 goals while their defense is giving up 3.96 goals per game. The offense is ranked 9th while the defense is ranked 31st. Elias Pettersson has scored 18 goals and added 34 assists. 

Oilers vs Canucks Trends

The Oilers are 5-0 in their last five games. The Canucks are 7-1 in their last eight games against the Pacific. The over is 5-0 in the Oilers last five road games. The over is 8-1-2 in the Oilers last 11 games against the Pacific. The over is 6-1-4 in the Canucks last 11 games against a team with a winning record. 

Shane’s Free Pick

These are both teams who can really score, but their defense has been an issue. The Canucks are averaging 3.36 goals but their defense is giving up 3.955 goals per game. The Oilers and Canucks are both going to run up the score, and this game is going to be high scoring. Look for a 5-4 or 5-3 type of game and the over is going to cash. 

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