Hockey betting respect is high for Vancouver as they have been the most consistent team on the NHL gambling board and are looking like they could have a date with “Stanley” in June.
The Edmonton Oilers will host the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night with a starting time set for 9 PM ET. Be sure and open your account at Sports Gambling for side and total odds on this Western Conference matchup as the Canucks prep and fine tune for the post season.
Vancouver had a record of 52-17-4-5 and was 26-9-3-1 on the road. The Canucks ranked best in the NHL for both scoring offense and scoring defense which makes them a popular choice among handicappers for the NHL Playoffs. Vancouver remained in superb form with 9 payouts in10 games from March 10 through March 31.
Daniel Sedin reached the 100 point mark to lead the Canucks in scoring while Roberto Luongo was in Gold Medal form in goal with a 2.14 goals against average and 37 wins.
It has been a long and steady fall for the Edmonton Oilers from Stanley Cup finalist in 2006 to a last place team this year. The Oilers were nowhere near the hockey playoffs at any time in 2010-11 as they had a record of 23-43-2-9 and were 12-21-0-6 as a host.
Edmonton went under the total in 24 out of 39 home games and lost all 11 games from March 8 through March 31 as they gave every indication of having packed it in for the year.
Vancouver has been dominant in this head to head series as they have paid out in 8 of their last 9 meetings with the Oilers as 7 of the last 10 games between these two rivals have gone under the total.
The Canucks have gotten the money in their last 2 visits at Edmonton with the series going under the total in 4 of the last 5 games on the Oilers home ice. As Vancouver prepares for the playoffs and with the President’s Trophy already theirs as the top team in the regular season expect the Canucks to stay focused heading into the hockey betting playoffs.