Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 5/8/2024

The Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (50-23-9) on Wednesday, May 8th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN. Both the Oilers and Canucks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

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The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the year, the Oilers have gone 49-27-6, putting them in 5th place in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, they have gone 5-5.

When playing on the road, Edmonton has gone 21-18-2 and has lost their last two games away from home. As the favorite, the Oilers have gone 45-20-6 this season.

Edmonton enters this game with a puck line record of 38-44 this season and have gone 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games. On the road, the Oilers have a puck line record of 15-26.

So far this year, the Oilers have 35 wins by multiple goals and have an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Edmonton has gone just 2-8 against the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Oilers fell to the Avalanche on the road by a score of 5-1. On offense, the Oilers scored one time in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. The team’s one goal came when they were in power play. Overall, they took 26 shots on goal and had 3 giveaways.

As the underdog, Edmonton suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

The Vancouver Canucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Canucks have gone 27-9-5, and they have been the underdog in 27 of their 82 games. In the Western Conference, Vancouver is in 3rd place and 1st in the Pacific Division. Overall, the Canucks have gone 50-23-9, and they have gone 29-21 against other Western Conference teams.

Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 6-4, and they have gone 3-2 over their last five games. For the season, Vancouver has been favored in 55 of their games, and they have gone 35-14-6 as the favorite.

On the year, Vancouver has gone 41-41 against the puck line, including a mark of 21-20 at home. So far, the Canucks have 31 wins by multiple goals and 19 wins by just one goal.

Over their last ten games at home, Vancouver has gone just 3-7 against the puck line. In their last ten games overall, the Canucks have a puck line mark of 6-4.

The Canucks aim to bounce back following their 4-2 loss on the road to the Jets. Offensively, the Canucks registered one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Vancouver’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 20 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Vancouver took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. With a combined total of 6 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

Edmonton Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 4th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Oilers offense is 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the NHL.

The Oilers’ over/under record this season is 35-44-3. For the season, they have had 38 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.5 goals per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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The Canucks come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 6th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 26th in the league. Looking at how the Canucks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 10th in power play goals and 18th in shorthanded goals.

The Canucks come in with an over/under record of 41-37-4. Over the season, there have been 41 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.1 goals per game.

Edmonton Team Defense

Defensively, the Oilers come into the season ranked 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. For the season, they are ranked 24th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.5 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Oilers vs Canucks Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 2-8 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three home games, Vancouver has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Canucks have an puck line mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Vancouver posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Oilers have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.

Oilers vs Canucks Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Oilers to come out with a win against the Canucks while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at -135, I’m placing my bet on the Oilers to win outright.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Canucks to cover. Even in the event of a Oilers victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Canucks should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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

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