NHL Game Preview - Oilers underdogs vs Canucks at Vancouver
Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Odds
Vancouver will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to Rogers Arena.
The Oilers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 0-0 this season, while the Canucks are 0-1. Edmonton is 0-0 on the totals; Vancouver is 1-0.
Sportsbooks had set the Canucks as -155 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The Canucks - Oilers odds would favor the Canucks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vancouver is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Edmonton is at No. 24.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 1 at 0 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 50% while the Oilers defense kills off 100% of their penalties.
In their last action, Edmonton was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Vancouver at -235 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
The Canucks were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Vancouver are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Anaheim are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Oilers at Canucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Edmonton's last 15 games when playing Vancouver
Vancouver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games when playing at home against Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games at home
Edmonton home to San Jose, Tuesday, January 22
Vancouver home to Calgary, Wednesday, January 23