Saturday, December 31, 2016
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to Rexall Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +197 and the Oilers at -220. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Vancouver comes into this matchup having played 36 games. They have an overall record of 15-18-3 and on the road they have a record of 4-12-1. Currently they are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 88 goals and given up 110 goals for a point differential of -22. The Canucks have an overall record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 12-21 and an over/under record of 16-13-7. Edmonton shows up with a record of 19-12-6 including 9-7-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 108 goals and surrendered 98 for a goal differential of +10. The Oilers have a record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 17-18 while their over/under record sits at 13-21-3.
Henrik Sedin has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 8 goals this season with 42 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Daniel Sedin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 10 goals on 94 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 8 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 611 shots against him and has given up 56 goals. He has made 555 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Leon Draisaitl has accumulated 32 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 14 goals this season with 84 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Connor McDavid has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 13 goals on 107 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 18 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 997 shots against him and has given up 81 goals. He has made 916 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canucks have 33 total points this season. They have scored 88 goals while giving up 110 goals. They have had 107 power play opportunities and have scored 15 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Canucks have allowed 101 power play opportunities and given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.77% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Oilers have a total of 44 points on the season. They have 26 power play goals on 120 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 113 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Canucks have a total of 108 goals scored while they've given up 98 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.32%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 48.7% as they've attempted 1,849 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,944 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.6% as they have 1,371 attempts while they've given up 1,511 shots on the defensive end. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 1,139 face off wins compared to 1,058 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.8%. On defense Vancouver has 656 hits and they've blocked 433 shots from the opposition.
Edmonton has attempted 2,159 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,036 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.4% as they have 1,600 shots while they've given up 1,511 attempts on defense. The Oilers have an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage is 48% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.3% as they've compiled 1,083 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,158 face off losses. On defense Edmonton has blocked 525 shot attempts and they have 931 hits as a unit.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 12-21 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 16-13-7 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 17-18 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 13-21-3 against the over/under
Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/28/16 RW Jannik Hansen Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
12/18/16 D Erik Gudbranson Wrist out indefinitely
12/07/16 D Philip Larsen Concussion out indefinitely
11/23/16 RW Derek Dorsett Neck out for season
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/29/16 D Andrej Sekera Illness "?" Saturday vs Edmonton
12/26/16 RW Tyler Pitlick Knee expected to miss 4 months
12/03/16 D Darnell Nurse Ankle out 3 months
10/21/16 D Andrew Ference Hip out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Iiro Pakarinen Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver +197
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