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Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 5-18-24 Picks

Vancouver Canucks (57-26-10) vs. Edmonton Oilers (55-30-7)
May 18, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -196 / Vancouver Canucks +162; Over/Under: +6
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The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in game 6 West Second Round NHL Playoffs action at the Rogers Place. Here’s a Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction.

Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview

The Vancouver Canucks look to make their first conference final appearance since the 2010-11 season. The Canucks are 4-1 on the road in these NHL playoffs. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.73 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 7 goals, JT Miller has 9 assists and Elias Lindholm has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.55 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Arturs Silovs has given up 21 goals on 227 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has allowed 4 goals on 45 shots.

Edmonton Oilers Betting Preview

The Edmonton Oilers need a win to save their season and force a game 7 on Monday. The Oilers are 3-2 at home in these NHL playoffs. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 40 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Hyman leads Edmonton with 9 goals, Connor McDavid has 16 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 89.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Stuart Skinner has given up 25 goals on 203 shots faced, and Calvin Packard has allowed 5 goals on 59 shots.

Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Injury Report

Adam Henrique is questionable for the Oilers with an ankle injury, and he hasn’t played since game 2. The Canucks will continue to be without Tucker Poolman and Thatcher Demko.

Why the Vancouver Canucks will win

  • The Canucks have won five of their last six games as road underdogs.
  • The Oilers have lost two of their last three games as favorites.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Canucks’ last 10 games.
  • The Oilers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last seven games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Canucks have won the third period in six of their last seven games against the Oilers following a win.

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Leon Draisaitl has recorded two points in each of the Oilers’ last six home games.
  • Connor McDavid has scored a goal in each of the Oilers’ last five playoff games when facing elimination.
  • Leon Draisaitl has recorded at least one assist in 10 of the Oilers’ last 11 games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Evan Bouchard has scored the last goal in three of the Oilers’ last four playoff games as favorites.
  • Connor McDavid ranks T1st in the league for Assists (100) this season.

Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts

  • Dakota Joshua has scored a goal in three of the Canucks’ last four road games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Quinn Hughes has recorded at least one assist in five of the Canucks’ last six playoff games at Rogers Place.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one point in 12 of the Canucks’ last 13 games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Dakota Joshua ranks 1st amongst qualified Western Conference players for shooting percentage (21.7%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 3rd in the league in power play percentage this season (26.45%).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 4th in the league for goals per game this season (3.56).
  • The Vancouver Canucks rank T5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.70).
  • The Vancouver Canucks are one of five teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.

Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction

The Edmonton Oilers should be favored at home, where they’re 31-10-5 on the season. The Oilers are also supposed to be the more talented team on paper. However, this line is disrespectful toward a Canucks team that’s a win away from a conference final and has 27 wins on the road. In fact, the Canucks are 4-1 on the road in these playoffs. The Canucks should also be comfortable against the Oilers, considering they’ve won 7 of the last 9 games against them. We’re getting more than 1.5 times our money, and I just don’t understand the disrespect when it comes to the Canucks. Give me the Canucks and the plus money based on the value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Vancouver Canucks +162

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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