Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 10/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+155) Oilers (-200)
Rogers Place is where the Edmonton Oilers (50-23-9 last year) will take on the Vancouver Canucks (38-37-7 last season) on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Canucks at +155 and the Oilers are coming in at -200. The betting total is set at 7.
The Vancouver Canucks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 8-1 victory over the Oilers in their last outing. Vancouver tallied 13 penalty mins in this contest. The Canucks had a good offensive performance in this win. Moreover, they had 6 power play opportunities and netted 3 goals. For the game, they scored on 8 out of the 32 shots they tried.
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In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks earned 270 goals (13th in the NHL) over the course of the prior season and gave up 296. For the previous campaign, they earned 83 points and their points percentage was at .506. Vancouver had 273 power play chances and tallied 62 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 22.71%. While playing at even strength, the Canucks surrendered 227 goals while notching 208. Vancouver took 2,438 shots and had a shot percentage of 11.1%. The Canucks had 2,527 shots tried against them and earned a save percentage of .883. Vancouver Canucks opponents had 243 power play opportunities (19th in pro hockey) and racked up 69 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Thatcher Demko. Opponents have been able to score 473 goals versus Demko in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.90. Demko has played in 168 games during his hockey career. His save percentage is at .910 during his 9,791 mins on the ice. He has earned a mark of 81-67-15 and he was named the starter in 162 games. In his career, Demko has accumulated 89 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .549. Demko has seen 5,276 shot attempts taken against him and he has 4,803 total saves.
Their last time out, Edmonton faced off against the Canucks in an outing where the Oilers went home in defeat by a final score of 8-1. The Oilers earned 1 goal of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this one and recorded 1 out of those chances.
Edmonton put up 2,754 shots (6th in hockey) and had a shot percentage of 11.80%, while allowing the opposition 2,572 shots. They had a penalty kill percentage of 76.98% on their opponent's 278 power play chances, and their save percentage was 90.0%. They had 275 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 32.36%. The Oilers had 236 goals at even strength and 89 goals (1st in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They permitted 256 goals to be scored by of a combination of 192 goals at even strength and 64 goals while they were shorthanded. Last season, the Edmonton Oilers tallied 325 goals, 109 points, and a points percentage of .665.
For the opposition you are likely to see Stuart Skinner in goal. Teams are averaging 2.76 goals per game and he has surrendered 170 goals altogether. Skinner's quality start percentage comes out to 57.4% and he has 35 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 61 games and has played for a total of 3,697 minutes. Skinner holds a career mark of 36-20-5 and has played in 64 games. He has recorded 1,771 stops out of 1,941 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+155)
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