Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 5/12/2024

The Vancouver Canucks (50-23-9) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6) on Sunday, May 12th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on TBS. Both the Canucks and Oilers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:30 ET.

Canucks vs Oilers

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The Vancouver Canucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With a record of 50-23-9, the Canucks have secured the top spot in the Pacific Division and are currently in 3rd place in the Western Conference. On the road this season, Vancouver has gone 23-14-4. Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 6-4.

As the underdog, Vancouver has gone 15-9-3 this season. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Canucks have gone 29-21. Over their last five games, Vancouver has gone 3-2.

On the road, the Canucks have a puck line record of 20-21 this season and have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten road games. Overall, Vancouver’s puck line record this season is 41-41.

So far, the Canucks have 31 wins by multiple goals and have gone 22-33 against the puck line when they are favored. In their last ten games, Vancouver has a puck line record of 7-3.

Coming off a 4-2 loss on the road to the Jets, the Canucks are hoping to bounce back today. In terms of offense, the Canucks netted one goal during the opening period and one time in the second period. Of Vancouver’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 20 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Vancouver took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 6 goals.

The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the 5th seed in the Western Conference, the Oilers have gone 49-27-6 this season. In the Pacific Division, they are currently in 2nd place and have gone 18-8 against division opponents. At home, Edmonton has gone 28-9-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 6-4 and are currently on a two-game losing streak. When favored, Edmonton has gone 45-20-6 this season. Against Western Conference opponents, the Oilers have gone 30-20.

On the season, the Oilers have gone 38-44 against the puck line, including going 23-18 at home. So far, they have 35 wins by multiple goals compared to just 14 wins by one goal.

Edmonton comes into the game having gone just 1-4 against the puck line in their last five games and 0-3 against the puck line in their last three games. In their last 10 games at home, the Oilers have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

After suffering a 5-1 loss on the road to the Avalanche, the Oilers are looking to bounce back today. In the first period on offense, the Oilers managed to score one time, but that turned out to be the only scoring they could muster for the entire game. The team’s one goal occurred during a power play, and they managed to take 26 shots on goal while also having 3 giveaways.

Coming in as the underdog, Edmonton not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Vancouver Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Canucks are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 6th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. So far this year, the Canucks are 27-9 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 22-13 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the Canucks have an over/under record of 41-37-4. Throughout last season, they played 33 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games featured 7 goals per game.

Oilers Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game which is 4th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. The Edmonton offense is ranked 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 17th in the NHL.

This season, the Oilers’ have an over/under record of 35-44-3. Throughout the season, they have played 44 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.

Vancouver Team Defense

Vancouver defense takes on the Oilers ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.5 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 8th in shutouts, with 6 shutouts.

Edmonton Team Defense

Edmonton defense takes on the Canucks ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. They also are 24th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Canucks vs Oilers Trends

  • Vancouver has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 6-4 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 7-3 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Edmonton has an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Canucks have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-3.

Canucks vs Oilers Prediction

For a moneyline bet, we have the Oilers as the likely winner. However, with the current odds at -199, I’d suggest considering a puck line bet, as our predictions have the Oilers winning by more than one goal.

When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Oilers to win and cover. Watch for the Oilers to win this game by multiple goals over the Canucks.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will remain below that figure, and we recommend wagering on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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