*10* NHL GAME OF THE WEEK (Power Sports)
Edmonton vs. Vancouver,
12/01/2019 22:00 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: -123 Vancouver
10* Vancouver (10:05 ET): This is the second game of a home and home between two of Western Canada's teams. The first took place last night in Edmonton w/ visiting Vancouver winning 5-2. While that result showed that home ice isn't always all it's cracked up to be, I also don't see the road team winning both of these games. I've stated my issues w/ the Oilers in the past as they've been living dangerously, posting an irregularly high number of come from behind wins. Look for the Canucks to sweep this home and home.
This is not a great bit of scheduling for the road team. Edmonton had just played five straight on the road before losing at home last night. Now it's back on the road. The Oilers have lost two straight, getting outscored 9-3 in those games. This is not a team that scores a ton on the road (just 2.8 gpg) and they continue to be outshot over the course of the whole season.
Vancouver just wrapped up a six-game road trip last night and will now be at home for the next five. It's a favorable stretch w/ some bad teams coming in (like Ottawa on Tuesday) and the Canucks have been a high-scoring club here in B.C. by averaging 4.1 goals per game. It's a little amazing that they are just 5-2-3 SU on home ice considering they've outscored opponents here by over a full goal per game. My view is that this is going to be a good week for Vancouver and it starts tonight with two points. 10* Vancouver