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Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview

Vancouver Canucks

Edmonton Oilers
25-16-9 January 21, 2014, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 15-30-6

Edmonton will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Vancouver Canucks pay a visit to Rexall Place.

The Oilers sit at 15-30-6 on the season; in comparison, the Canucks are currently 25-16-9. Looking to wager on the totals? Edmonton is 30-20-1 OU, and Vancouver is 15-27-8 OU.

View Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Canucks listed earlier today as favorites of -152 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Oilers and the No. 20-rated Canucks in this matchup.

Vancouver won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Flames on January 18. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

The Oilers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.57 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 18.08% while the Canucks defense kills off 86.14% of their penalties.

Next up:
Vancouver home to Nashville, Thursday, January 23rd
Edmonton home to Phoenix, Friday, January 24th