Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Dec 01, 2019

Canucks host Oilers

Two Pacific Division teams take to the ice for the second time in 24 hours to close out a home-and-home as the Vancouver Canucks host the Edmonton Oilers.

Edmonton
37-25-7-2
AT
December 01, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
36-27-3-3
Puckline +1.5 -245
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +6

76%

Betting Action

24%

Puckline -1.5 +203
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +6

76%

Betting Action

24%

The Oilers head west Sunday night for a rematch with the Canucks. It’s a quick turnover time, as these rivals played Saturday in a game where the Canucks won it with a convincing 5-2 score, ending their long road trip on a positive note. Their prior game was a tough loss to the Penguins in a high-scoring tussle that ended with the Canucks on the losing end of an 8-6 final score.

Before Edmonton’s loss at home to Vancouver this weekend, they dropped to the Colorado Avalanche to the tune of 4-1.

Oilers vs. Canucks Betting Analysis

For the first time this month, the Canucks were aggressive early on, and quickly scored two goals and didn’t take their foot off the gas for the rest of the game. With the loss, the Oilers fall to 16-9-3 on the season, which means they still have the division lead, but those upstart Canucks are on their tail, just five points behind the Oil with a 13-10-4 record.

Connor McDavid scored against the Vancouver team, as did teammate Zack Kassian. Left off the scoreboard for any points was Leon Draisaitl, who usually has a habit of notching a point whenever his pal Connor does. Oilers coach Dave Tippett may try to separate them on Sunday and put Draisaitl on the Kassian and James Neal line.

Edmonton Oilers

Dave Tippett knows what’s been dogging his team lately, and he’s not afraid to call them out for it. “We’re giving up too many goals right now, and it’s costing us,” he said. “We’re playing a little loose right now, playing looser than I’d like. We’re chasing goals … and don’t have the same commitment to defending.”

In the net for that first of the home-and-home, was Mike Smith, whose record is now at 7-7-1 after stopping 33 of 38. Expect Mikko Koskinen (9-2-2) to get the start on Sunday night.

So, although the Oilers still have that tenuous hold on the top of the division, they haven’t been stellar lately, and their record in the last three weeks was 4-4-1. Not great.

With that recent up-and-down playing, the Oilers now sit at 16-9-3.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks have to be exhausted after that long, six-game road trip, but they still managed to put a cherry on top of it all in their last one, beating the Oilers in Edmonton with a final score of 5-2.

Third-line left winger Tanner Pearson was on fire on Saturday, and came away from that game with two goals and two assists. Remember Loui Eriksson? He got his first goal of the season. Tyler Graovac and Josh Leivo each put one in the net and although Captain Bo Horvat didn’t score, he had three assists.

A win tonight puts the Vancouver Canucks just three points out of the division lead. Expect Thatcher Demko to get the start.

Who’ll be missing from the Vancouver bench tonight? Alex Edler most likely, who was injured in Saturday’s game, and Brandon Sutter and Jay Beagle remain sidelined.

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