Oilers open as moneyline underdog vs Canucks
Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Odds
The Canucks get a visit from the Edmonton Oilers in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Canucks currently sports a record of 19-11-6. The Oilers are 16-13-7. Betting totals have seen the Canucks post a 13-18-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 12-18-6 against the number.
The Canucks - Oilers odds would favor the Canucks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vancouver is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Edmonton is at No. 23.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 12.8% while the Oilers defense kills off 84.5% of their penalties.
Edmonton won its last outing, a 8-2 result against the Flames on April 3. Bettors who backed the Oilers at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Canucks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Calgary are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing San Jose are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Oilers at Canucks trends to consider:
Edmonton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing Vancouver
Edmonton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing Edmonton
Vancouver is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vancouver's last 9 games
Edmonton at Los Angeles, Saturday, April 6
Vancouver home to Calgary, Saturday, April 6