The Canucks will roll into Rexall Place for a 9:00pm ET matchup with the Edmonton oilers. On the NHL betting board Vancouver are out as -200 favorites.

Record 13-12 making 3.02 units

NHL free pick on the Vancouver Canucks as they take on Edmonton Oilers set to start at 9:00 PM ET. 

My proprietary sports handicapping database and simulator shows a high probability that the Vancouver Canucks will win this game easily. Vancouver was defeated by Edmonton in their last game, but that may have been in large part due to a huge let down from clinching the best record in the NHL and winning the President’s Trophy.

The Canucks own a franchise record nine game road winning streak and they will certainly want to avenge their pathetic performance in their last game.

Edmonton may have won in their last game against Vancouver, but they arguably are the worst team in the NHL. They are dead last in the Western Conference with just 58 points sporting a 24-43-11 overall record. They are 12-21-6 in home games this season.

Supporting System

Supporting this graded play is a system that has produced a record of 34-14 making 23.8 units in profits per one unit wagered for 71% winners since 2005. Play on road teams against the money line revenging a home blowout loss to this opponent of three goals or more and is a good team winning 60 to 70% or more of their games on the season.  This system has posted a strong 7-3 mark making 4.6 units per one unit wagered this season.

Simulator Projections 

The simulator shows a high probability that Vancouver will hold the Edmonton Oilers to two or fewer goals in this game. In past games where Vancouver has allowed two or fewer goals they are 40-6 making 31.8 units this season, 118-15 making 103 units spanning the past three seasons, and 434-88 making 373 units since 1996. In past games where Edmonton scored two or fewer goals they have posted a miserable 4-42 mark losing 37.4 units this season, 12-113 losing 106 units spanning the past three seasons, and 82-450 losing 437.6 units since 1996.

Game Situations

Alain Vigneault is 12-1 against the money line making 14.1 units per one unit wagered in road games off a home loss by two goals or more as the coach of Vancouver; 32-14 against the money line making 18.6 units per one unit wagered revenging a blowout loss versus opponent of three goals or more.

Take the Canucks