Canucks vs. Oilers Prediction
The road team has owned previous meetings between the Canucks and Oilers but will that be the case again tonight when the two teams open their 2021-22 season at 10:00 p.m. ET in Edmonton?
055 Vancouver Canucks (+161) at 056 Edmonton Oilers (-180); o/u 6.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Friday, July 2, 2021
Rogers Place, Edmonton
Vancouver Canucks DFS Spin
Alex Chiasson has signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Vancouver Canucks. Chiasson joined the Canucks' training camp on a tryout basis and was able to earn a contract. He had nine goals and 16 points in 45 contests with Edmonton last season. "Alex is an established veteran who plays a physical game and brings a valuable net-front presence to our team, particularly on the power play," said Canucks GM Jim Benning. "He's a bigger player that doesn't shy away from the tough areas of the ice and has fit in well with the rest of our forward group so far."
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Josh Archibald is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with myocarditis. Coach Dave Tippett said that Archibald had COVID over the summer and now he is dealing with an inflammation of the heart muscle. Edmonton's Alex Stalock has the same condition and he may not be available to play this season, so Archibald could be a facing a similar situation. Archibald has not been vaccinated.
Canucks vs. Oilers NHL Betting Prediction
The road team is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the Canucks are 4-1 in their last five games playing three or more days of rest. On the other side, the Oilers are 1-4 in their last five home games, are 1-6 in their last seven Western Conference matchups and have lost five straight dating back to last postseason.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: VANCOUVER CANUCKS +161