Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Jan 25, 2022

Both at 40 points and chasing their fellow Western Canadian foe for the final playoff spot, the Oilers and Canucks need to make up ground before it becomes too late.

Edmonton
49-27-5-1
AT
January 25, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
40-30-7-5
Puckline -1.5 +152
Moneyline -164
Over / Under o +6.5

69%

Betting Action

31%

Puckline +1.5 -182
Moneyline +136
Over / Under u +6.5

69%

Betting Action

31%

Neither has seized the day either, with Edmonton winners of just three of their last ten showings and Vancouver just one win better.

Edmonton is coming off a big W though, given, it was against the struggling Calgary Flames. Tuesday versus Edmonton marks the end of a so far winless three-game home stand for the Canucks.

Puck drop at Rogers Arena is at 10 p.m. EST. The Oilers are -109 favourites on the road with the Over/Under set at six on the NHL odds.

Oilers vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

While Vancouver’s 0-2 this month at home, Edmonton’s dropped five straight on the road. Both clubs are exactly 8-8-2 in these types of games this season (Vancouver at home, Edmonton away). The over-under is also 8-8-2 in those 18 Oilers’ road games but then the under is 14-3-1 in Vancouver’s 18 home games. Vancouver’s also fifth-worst in goals per game at 2.44.

Tuesday’s the third of four meetings between these Canadian clubs. Edmonton won 3-2 in shootout back in each team’s season opener, and the Oilers also won 2-1 17 days later at Vancouver. Connor McDavid recorded three assists in the two wins.

Edmonton Oilers

Saturday’s win versus Calgary was the first dub of 2022 for Edmonton, snapping a seven-game skid dating back to December 31. It was also Edmonton’s first win in over a month. Leon Draisaitl netted his 27th and 28th goals of the season in the third, which was the difference in the 5-3 victory. Defenceman Evan Bouchard also scored twice, his seventh and eighth goals this year. Mikko Koskinen turned away 44 pucks for a season-high in saves.

One area to keep an eye on is the first goal of the game. Edmonton allowed it Saturday, which was the 15th time in their last 16 games — and the 24th in the past 28 — doing so.

Vancouver Canucks

To go with back-to-back losses, Vancouver is also going through some COVID issues again. All-Star goalie Thatcher Demko and backups Jaroslav Halak and Spencer Martin are all in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, but both Demko and Martin are eligible to return versus the Oilers. Forwards Bo Horvat, Conor Garland, and J.T. Miller make up the other Canucks in protocol.

All six missed Sunday’s 3-1 to St. Louis. The game was head coach Bruce Boudreau’s 1,000th as a coach and Michael DiPietro’s second career game in net. DiPietro made 14 saves in the loss as Vancouver outshot the Blues 39-17 in a losing effort. Tanner Pearson scored the lone Canucks goal.

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