Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Jan 13, 2021

Canucks v Oilers

Is this the year the Edmonton Oilers finally capitalize on their wealth of offensive talent and make waves in the Stanley Cup playoffs?

Vancouver
2-4-0
AT
January 13, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
2-4-0
Puckline +1.5 -217
Moneyline +135
Over / Under o +6.5

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Betting Action

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Puckline -1.5 +181
Moneyline -160
Over / Under u +6.5

30%

Betting Action

70%

The Oilers look to rebound from yet another disappointing season Wednesday as they kick off their regular-season schedule against the visiting Vancouver Canucks. Edmonton lost in the qualifying round of last year’s playoffs and hasn’t made it out of the second round since reaching the Stanley Cup final in 2006.

Canucks vs. Oilers Betting Analysis

Edmonton is comfortably favoured Wednesday in the first of a whopping 10 meetings between the teams in the newly-formed North Division, which consists solely of Canadian-based teams. The teams split their four regular-season meetings last season, with both teams splitting their two home games. The Oilers’ dynamic duo fared well vs. the Canucks in 2019-20, with Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid recording six points apiece in four games.

The total for Wednesday’s curtain-raiser is set at six, with the Over at -130 and the Under at +110. The teams averaged 5.75 goals in their four meetings last season, but that hasn’t deterred Sports Interaction bettors: They’re leaning hard on the Over, with 87 percent of respondents taking the O6. The Canucks were one of the top Over plays in the entire NHL last season, finishing with a 40-30-3 O/U mark (including the postseason).

Vancouver Canucks

Gearing up for the season opener means taking one last crack at a wide array of available futures – and there are a couple on the Canucks’ side that should generate plenty of interest. J.T. Miller led the team in scoring last season with 72 points, and is a rather friendly -106 option to surpass 49.5 points in Vancouver’s 56-game 2020-21 schedule. The Canucks’ team total is set at 55.5, with the Over installed at -134 and the Under at -104.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers are blessed with two of the most electrifying forwards in the NHL – and there should be a lot of Art Ross futures wagers made in their direction this year. McDavid is the odds-on favourite for both the scoring title (+198) and the Hart Trophy (+375), while defending scoring champion Draisaitl is listed at +594 and +1100, respectively. Edmonton carries a point total of 65.5 for futures purposes, with the Over at -122 and the Under at -113.

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