The Vancouver Canucks (21-21-5) meet the Edmonton Oilers (22-21-3) at the Rogers Arena on Wednesday night. The Canucks ended a three-game losing streak with a comprehensive 5-1 win on home-ice against the Florida Panthers on Sunday evening.
The Canucks are currently averaging 2.87 Goals per Game, which leaves them 18th overall in the current NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.11 Goals per game, which puts them down in 22nd overall. On an individual basis, Elias Pettersson leads the way for the Canucks in terms of both goals scored and assists, with 22 and 20 respectively.
The Edmonton Oilers had a comprehensive 7-2 win on home-ice against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. They are currently averaging 2.85 Goals per Game, which puts them 20th in the NHL standings overall. Defensively they are allowing 3.17 Goals per Game, which places them tied for 23rd overall. On an individual basis, Connor McDavid is still the main source of goals and assists for the Oilers, with 28 and 41 respectively.
These two teams have very similar records and general NHL stats this season, so it’s far from easy when attempting to make some betting predictions as to the outcome of this game.
The Oilers perhaps have the better roster though and in Connor McDavid they undoubtedly have a potential game-changer. On that basis, the pick for this game on the Money Line odds are the Oilers.
Pick: Money Line – Edmonton Oilers @ -102 (888sport)