Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid, and the Edmonton Oilers will do battle against Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in a Pacific Division matchup. The match will get going at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 1, and fans at home can view it live on Sportsnet West.
Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Canucks (-125), whereas the Oilers are dogs showing moneyline odds of +105,, and the oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-125 for the over, +105 for the under). Those lines have moved after originally opening at -120 over and +100 under.
Edmonton is 16-12 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 6.2 units this year. 13 of its contests have gone over the total, while another 13 have gone under and just one has pushed. This 2019-20 Oilers team is 9-7 SU on the road.
Edmonton has converted on 30.8 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. Additionally, it has the third-best penalty kill in the league, and it’s successfully killed off 86.8 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 28.3 saves per game with a .920 save percentage, Mikko Koskinen (9-6-2) has been the best option in goal for Edmonton this year. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, head coach Dave Tippett could turn to Mike Smith (7-8-1 record, .907 save percentage, 2.83 goals against average).
On the other side of the rink, Vancouver is 13-14 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 27 regular season outings, 14 of its games have gone over the total, while 11 have gone under and just one has pushed. It’s 5-5 SU at home this season.
The Canucks have converted on 25.7 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s good enough for fourth-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.8 percent of all penalties.
Jacob Markstrom has stopped 28.9 shots per game as the primary option in the crease for the Canucks. Markstrom has eight wins, nine losses, and three OT losses to his name and has maintained a .914 save percentage and 2.68 goals against average this season.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions
Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over
The Canucks are 3-1 in games decided by shootout. The Oilers are 2-1 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their past five matchups.
Edmonton skaters have accounted for the 12th-most hits in the league (22.4 per game).