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The Vancouver Canucks are just 2-7-2 over their last 11 games. The Canucks will try to turn things around in a two-game set at home against the Edmonton Oilers that begins on Tuesday night.
Vancouver is a +110 home underdog on the NHL odds for Tuesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Oilers (-130) have split their last 10 games against the Canucks with five wins and five losses.
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The Canucks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night, but that lead eventually melted away and resulted in a 4-3 loss in overtime. This marked the second time over the team’s last four games that Vancouver managed to force overtime with a late goal only to lose less than a minute into the extra period. Braden Holtby was saddled with the loss after allowing four goals on 31 shots. The Canucks’ goaltender now sports a 4-5-1 record with a 3.51 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage.
Since going 8-0 in their previous eight games as a home underdog, the Canucks are just 4-8 on the moneyline in their last eight instances as one per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Connor McDavid scored a natural hat trick and added two assists in Edmonton’s 7-1 blowout win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. McDavid leads the NHL with 37 points (12 goals and 25 assists) in 20 games played this season and his linemate Leon Draisaitl isn’t too far behind with 10 goals and 20 assists. The Oilers have shaken off a slow 3-6-0 start to go 9-2-0 over their last 11 games, surging into second place behind the Toronto Maple Leafs in the North Division.
Tuesday night’s total is set at 6.5 goals at online betting sites. The UNDER is 4-1 in Edmonton’s last five games on the road.
Vancouver opened its season back in January with a two-game set against the Oilers in Edmonton, splitting that series with a 5-3 win and a 5-2 loss. The Oilers are playing a lot better now than they were back then, so the Canucks are certainly going to need to find another gear if they hope to earn at least two points again this time around.