Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Feb 23, 2021

Canucks v Oilers

The Oilers have put together their best defensive stretch of the season – and it’s no surprise that wins have followed as they look to continue their red-hot ways at Vancouver.

Edmonton
25-15-2
AT
February 23, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
16-18-2-1
Puckline -1.5 +170
Moneyline -136
Over / Under o +6.5

80%

Betting Action

20%

Puckline +1.5 -204
Moneyline +114
Over / Under u +6.5

80%

Betting Action

20%

Edmonton has won nine of its last 11 games to erase a rough start to the season and surge into second place in the North Division. And the Oilers are comfortable favourites against a Canucks team that has lost nine of its last 11.

Oilers vs. Canucks 2/23/21 Betting Analysis

It’s a bit surprising that the sizzling Oilers aren’t a bigger fave against the reeling Canucks – and Sports Interaction bettors are all over this one, with 83 percent siding with Edmonton. The Oilers have allowed two or fewer goals in six of their last seven games, which could pose problems for a Canucks side that has scored two or fewer goals in five of its previous 11. These teams have met just twice so far in 2021, splitting a pair of meetings to open their respective seasons.

The trends mentioned above haven’t had an impact on either the game total or the betting slant for Tuesday’s matchup. The number is set at 6.5, with the Over and Under an identical -110 – and despite Edmonton’s improved defence and the Canucks’ offensive struggles, 60 percent of respondents are taking the O6.5. Also working against the consensus for this game: The Canucks and Oilers are 4-2 to the Under in their last six meetings in Vancouver.

Edmonton Oilers

Elite special-teams units are good to have, but consistently strong 5-on-5 play is a much better recipe for long-term success. And in that regard, the Oilers are certainly headed in the right direction. Edmonton comes into the game with a plus-10 goal differential in 5-on-5, having scored 31 goals while yielding just 21. Even more mind-boggling: NHL scoring leader Connor McDavid went 13 games without a 5-on-5 goal before scoring two vs. Calgary.

Vancouver Canucks

Elias Pettersson prop bettors, it’s probably best if you just skip this section altogether. Per the NHL, no player in the league has been as unlucky as the talented Canucks forward, who has hit the crossbar or post eight different times this season – twice as many as any other player in the league. And that doesn’t include shots that carom off another player and hit iron, which has happened twice. Petterson has seven goals and nine assists through 22 games.

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