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The Vancouver Canucks are 1-3-1 in their last five games against the Edmonton Oilers. The Canucks will try to turn this trend around and extend their current winning streak to three games with a win over Edmonton on Monday night.
Vancouver is a -135 home favourite on the NHL odds in this matchup at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Each of the Oilers’ (+115) last four wins against the Canucks have been by a final score of 3-2, with three of those wins coming in regulation and one coming in a shootout.
Oilers at Canucks | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Pittsburgh Penguins outshot the Canucks 29 to 14 on Saturday night, but thanks to a strong night from Jacob Markstrom and some timely offence, Vancouver picked up a 4-1 win at home. J.T. Miller scored a goal and an assist in the win to continue his strong season, bringing his totals to 14 goals, 20 assists, and 34 points through 37 games. Miller is on pace for 31 goals and 75 points in 2019-20; his current career-highs are 22 goals and 58 points.
With a win against the Oilers, the Canucks could earn their first three-game winning streak since back in October when they won four straight from the 9th through the 17th. Vancouver is 0-5 in its last five games after consecutive wins per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Connor McDavid (21 goals, 40 assists, 61 points) and Leon Draisaitl (22 goals, 38 assists, 60 points) are still battling it out for the NHL’s scoring title, but in the meantime the Oilers are slipping in the standings. Since a 7-1 start, Edmonton is 13-14-4 including a current stretch of 2-5-1 over its last eight games. Despite the high-end talent on the top line, the Oilers rank 20th in the NHL in scoring with 2.90 goals per game and don’t stop enough goals at 15th with a 3.05 goals-against average to make up for that.
Monday night’s total is set at six goals at sports betting sites. The UNDER is 6-1-2 in the last nine games between Vancouver and Edmonton.
Vancouver is four points behind Edmonton in the Pacific Division standings, but the Canucks do have two games in hand against the Oilers. This will be an important game in what looks like it will be a tight playoff race out West this season.