Edmonton @ Vancouver
Vancouver -½ +140 over Edmonton

Posted at 10:00 AM EST. Odds subject to change.

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Vancouver -½ +140 over Edmonton

10:07 PM EST. Regulation only. The Canucks are the superior team here in every way but one, but even with #97 in the lineup for the Oilers, Edmonton cannot be a coin flip in Vancouver. As division mates, these two teams have already played twice this season, with the Canucks getting the better of Edmonton on night one in Vancouver, winning 8-1, and although they were outplayed in the rematch in the Alberta Capital in Game 2, the Canucks won that game 4-3. Since then, these teams have been headed in opposite directions, with Vancouver posting a tidy 8-2-1 record while the Oilers are just 2-7-1.

Goaltending is the story of the day in Edmonton, as the Oilers failed to find themselves a world-class option over the summer after not pulling the trigger with Winnipeg to bring in Connor Hellebuyck and instead deciding to stick with the combination of Jack Campbell and Stuart Skinner, which sent them home early again in the second round of the playoffs last season.

When you have the best hockey player on the planet in your lineup, expectations are high, but Connor McDavid cannot do it by himself. Hell, McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, a top-5 talent in his own right, can't do it by themselves. Stop us if you've heard this one before, "The Oilers are trying _________ on the top line to see if they can find a spark." Without depth and goaltending, the Oilers are going to struggle all season, and until there is a correction in the market to the reality that the sum of the parts of this team is just not that good. When you have two goalies, you have no goalies, and with no goalies, you are going to be fighting it every single night. That is exhausting. Just ask the Oilers. McDavid is already suffering; you can see it in his face, and he summed up the Oilers better than we ever could, "It is just death by a thousand cuts." Play this one straight up if you choose, but we are going to back the Canucks on the half-puck or 3-way line because the value on that wager is tremendous.



Our Pick

Vancouver -½ +140 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.80)

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