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Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 5-20-24 Picks

Edmonton Oilers (56-30-7) vs. Vancouver Canucks (57-27-10)
May 20, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +120 / Edmonton Oilers -145; Over/Under: +6
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The Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks meet Monday in Game 7 Western Conference NHL Playoffs Second Round action at Rogers Arena. Here’s an Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction.

Game Six Recap: Edmonton Forces Game Seven In Blowout

The Edmonton Oilers stayed alive in the series and forced a game seven by virtue of their 5-1 beatdown win over the Canucks in game six. Dylan Holloway opened the scoring for the Oilers just 8:18 into the game but Nils Hoglander would pull the Canucks even with a goal of his own just 1:45 later. The Oilers would restore the lead with a goal from Zach Hyman at the 7:14 mark of the second period before Evan Bouchard pushed the lead to 3-1 just over four minutes later. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made Edmonton’s lead 4-1 3:25 into the 3rd before Evander Kane made it 5-1 with under seven minutes to play, securing the win for the Oilers and giving Edmonton momentum heading into the final game of the series. Stuart Skinner got the win for the Oilers in goal after stopping 14 of 15 shots faced in the win while Arturs Silovs took the loss after allowing all 5 goals on 27 shots faced in the losing effort.

Edmonton Oilers Player Stats

Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in scoring with 132 points including a team-high 100 assists while Leon Draisaitl has 106 points with 41 goals and 65 assists. Zach Hyman has 77 points with a team-high 54 goals while Evan Bouchard has 82 points with 18 goals and 64 assists as well. Evander Kane has 44 points with 24 goals and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 67 points with 49 assists this season. Stuart Skinner is 36-16-5 with a 2.62 GAA and a .905 save percentage while Calvin Pickard is 12-7-1 with a 2.45 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season.

Why the Edmonton Oilers will win

  • The Oilers have won each of their last four playoff series closeout games.
  • The Canucks have lost three of their last four playoff series closeout games.
  • The Canucks have failed to cover the puck line in eight of their last 10 games following a road loss.
  • The Oilers have won the first period in four of their last five road games following a home win.

Vancouver Canucks Player Stats

J.T. Miller leads the Canucks in scoring with 103 points including 37 goals and 66 assists while Elias Pettersson has 89 points with 34 goals and 55 assists. Quinn Hughes has 92 points with a team-high 75 assists and Brock Boeser has 73 points with a team-high 40 goals and 33 assists. Thatcher Demko’s gone 35-14-2 with a 2.45 GAA and a .918 save percentage in goal for Vancouver while Casey DeSmith is 12-9-6 with a 2.89 GAA and an .896 save percentage this season.

Why the Vancouver Canucks will win

  • The Oilers have lost each of their last five games as favorites following a home win.
  • The Canucks have won each of their last seven home games following a road loss.
  • The Oilers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last eight games following a win.
  • The Canucks have covered the puck line in 12 of their last 13 games as underdogs following a road loss.
  • The Canucks have won the second period in five of their last six home games against Pacific Division opponents.

Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction

I’m on the Canucks. I have been all series just because it’s a value thing. The Canucks have been underdogs the entire way in this series, and you’re up blindly backing them, as neither team has won back-to-back games in this series. The Oilers have been far more effective at home this season and in this series, and I think home ice proves to be the difference here. Give me the Canucks.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Vancouver +120

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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