Canucks vs. Oilers Betting & Handicapping Preview – Oct. 25

Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton

The Vancouver Canucks head to Edmonton to take on an Oilers team that gave them all that they could handle just over a week ago.


Vancouver Canucks (4-3-0-1) at Edmonton Oilers (3-2-0-2)
When: 9:30 PM ET, Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Where: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Broadcast: SNET-P (HD), SNET-W
Canucks vs. Oilers Betting Lines from
Spread: Canucks -1 1/2 (+225)
Moneyline: Canucks -135: Oilers +125
Over/Under: 5.5 goals

Vancouver has won two straight games after an unflattering start while the Oilers have split their last two games and are coming off a win on Saturday versus the Rangers.

Vancouver welcomes David Booth to the lineup on Tuesday after they sent Michael Sameulsson and Marco Sturm to Florida. Booth is the legitimate second line winger that Vancouver has been after to play alongside Ryan Kesler.

He scored 23 goals last season and he is also a former line mate of Chris Higgins who will also be on the second line.

With Vancouver’s second line looking better, it should give the top line a boost too.

They have been typically superb this season and are playing very well right now – Daniel Sedin has five points in his last two games.

Expect Roberto Luongo between the pipes on Tuesday. He looked better against Nashville than he had all season long. He is 7-2 in his last nine versus Edmonton with a 2.01 GAA.

The Oilers are a fun team to watch.

The Kid Line has looked dangerous and the supporting cast has been equally as good. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the young team is their defensive play so far. The Oilers have allowed one goal or less in five of their seven games so far – second in the NHL in goals allowed per game.

Nikolai Khabibulin 2-0-2 with a 0.72 goals-against average. This team plays defense!

Canucks vs. Oilers

Canucks vs. Oilers Betting & Handicapping Preview

Betting Prediction:

Vancouver is 9-3 in their last 12 meetings with Edmonton. Do I see that changing? I actually do.

I think that the shakeup in the second line will throw the team off just enough for Edmonton to steal one. Suddenly, there is a small window for error against Edmonton – the Oilers defense will do their part and the line of Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle (17 points combined) will do theirs.

Take the Underdog in this one.

Pick: Edmonton Oilers +125

Here are a few interesting Player Props for the game:

Dan Hamhuis Points
Line = 0.5 Over (1.85) | Under (1.40)

Henrik Sedin Points
Line = 1.5 Over (1.70) | Under (1.55)

Ryan Kesler Goals
Line = 0.5 Over (1.75) | Under (1.50)

Alex Burrows Shots on Goal
Line = 3.5 Over (1.60) | Under (1.60)

Sami Salo Shots on Goal
Line = 3.5 Over (1.75) | Under (1.50)

Vancouver Power Play Goals
Line = 1.5 Over (1.85) | Under (1.40)

Edmonton Shots on Goal
Line = 28.5 Over (1.75) | Under (1.50)

Edmonton Power Play Goals
Line = 0.5 Over (1.85) | Under (1.40)

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