Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 12/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+190) Oilers (-235)
The Vancouver Canucks (13-15-3) are traveling to Rogers Place on Friday where they will try to beat the Edmonton Oilers (18-14-2). The moneyline on this matchup has Vancouver at +190 and Edmonton is coming in at -235. The over/under is 7.
The Vancouver Canucks will look for better times on the ice after their 5-1 loss to the Blues in their previous contest . The Canucks had a below average offensive outing in the loss. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 34 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Vancouver garnered 8 penalty minutes for this matchup.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents have earned 94 power play opportunities (29th in hockey) and have tallied 31 goals in those attempts. The Canucks have seen 1,007 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .880. Vancouver has taken 929 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.0%. While at even strength, the Canucks have surrendered 90 goals while getting 74 when they are on offense. Vancouver comes into tonight with 108 power play chances and they have scored 28 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 25.93%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 29 points and their points percentage is sitting at .468. In the matter of their scoring, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 102 goals (18th in pro hockey) for the year and have allowed 121.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Spencer Martin. Martin has taken the ice for 26 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 12-7-5 and he has started in 25 games. Opponents have tallied 82 goals against Martin in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.23. Martin has had 820 shots taken against him and has amassed 738 total saves. His save percentage is at .900 for his 1,525 mins played. Over the course of his time in hockey, Martin is sitting with 13 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .520.
In their last game, Edmonton went up against the Stars in an outing where the Oilers notched a victory by a mark of 6-3. The Oilers recorded 6 goals of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game and earned 1 out of those tries.
The Oilers are sitting with 83 goals at even strength and 41 goals (1st in the league) while having more men on the ice. Edmonton has taken 1,098 shots (8th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.29%, while allowing their opponents 1,108 shots. For the season, the Edmonton Oilers have accounted for 124 goals, 38 points, and a points percentage of .559. They have allowed 116 goals to be scored by way of 81 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 124 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 33.06%. They have a penalty kill rate of 72.66% on the other teams 128 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 89.5%.
Across the rink you will find Stuart Skinner patrolling the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.82 goals per contest and he has relinquished 93 goals in total. Skinner's rate of quality starts is 56.3% and he has earned 18 quality starts in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 32 games and has played 1,976 minutes. Skinner has a career record of 17-14-1 and has participated in 34 games. He has tallied 959 stops out of the 1,052 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+190)
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