Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction NHL Picks 5/16/24

Vancouver Canucks (56-26-10) vs Edmonton Oilers (55-29-7)

Game Info: Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

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In this article we will formulate an Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks prediction for this NHL game on Thursday, May 16th at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. To formulate this prediction for game five in the series, we will examine:

  • The Oilers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Canucks recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Edmonton
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Vancouver 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Edmonton and Vancouver 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Edmonton and Vancouver 

Oilers Still Looking for Complete Game 

The Edmonton Oilers were able to get a big win in game three by a score of 3-2, which tied the series at two. Edmonton led 2-0 in the third period, but they allowed Vancouver to tie the game late, before scoring the game winning goal with under a minute left. The Oilers have had trouble playing a full 60 minutes in this series, as we saw them blow a 4-1 lead in game one and struggled in parts of every game in the series. 

Edmonton won game two by a score of 4-3 and they defeated the LA Kings in the first round in five games. In their first round series, the Oilers won games three, four, and five to win the series. Edmonton is scoring 4.00 goals per game, while going 46.7% on the power play and 87.5% on the penalty kill in the postseason. Leon Draisaitl has led Edmonton with eight goals, 12 assists, and 39 shots on goal, while Connor McDavid has added two goals, 16 assists, and 27 shots. 

Canucks are Battling 

The Vancouver Canucks are tied at two in this series and they are looking for a big game five win at home here. Vancouver didn’t play very well for most of game four, but they scored two third period goals, before allowing the game winning goal with under a minute left. The Canucks were fortunate to win game one in this series and while it hasn’t been pretty, they are two wins away from the Conference Finals. 

Vancouver defeated Nashville in the first round in six games, but they were out played for most of that series. The Canucks have been very good at erasing deficits so far in the playoffs, but they are playing with fire against a high scoring team like Edmonton. Vancouver is scoring 2.70 goals per game, while going 20% on the power play and 78.1% on the penalty kill in the postseason. Brock Boeser has led Vancouver with seven goals, five assists, and 25 shots on goal, while J.T. Miller has added two goals, nine assists, and 21 shots.

Starting Goalies

The projected starting goalie for Vancouver is Arturs Silovs, who is 4-3-0 with a 2.71 goals against average and a .907 save percentage in the postseason. The projected starting goalie for Edmonton is Calvin Pickard, who is 1-0-0 with a 1.57 goals against average and a .917 save percentage in limited action this postseason. 

Why the Edmonton Oilers will win

  • The Oilers have won four of their last five games against the Canucks following a home win.
  • The Canucks have lost three of their last four night games at Rogers Arena.
  • The Canucks have failed to cover the puck line in five of their last six night games following a road loss.
  • The Oilers have won the first period in three of their last four games as road favorites following a home win.

Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts

  • Nikita Zadorov has scored a goal in each of the Canucks' last four home games.
  • Brock Boeser has recorded an assist in four of the Canucks' last five games as underdogs against Western Conference opponents.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one point in each of the Canucks' last 16 games against Pacific Division opponents at Rogers Arena.
  • Dakota Joshua ranks 1st amongst qualified Pacific Division players for shooting percentage (21.7%) this season.

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has recorded at least one assist in each of the Oilers' last six night Game 5s of a playoff series.
  • Leon Draisaitl has scored at least one goal in seven of the Oilers' last eight night games at Rogers Arena.
  • Evan Bouchard has recorded at least one point in each of the Oilers' last 10 road playoff games.
  • Evan Bouchard has scored the last goal in each of the Oilers' last three playoff games against the Canucks.
  • Connor McDavid ranks T1st in the league for multi-assist games (26) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Vancouver Canucks rank 6th in the league for goals per game this season (3.40).
  • The Vancouver Canucks rank 1st in the league for Period 1 goals scored per game this season (1.17).
  • The Edmonton Oilers are one of five teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 1st in the league for shots per game this season (33.8).

Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 

I really don’t like how Vancouver has played in the postseason so far, but they have made it work and they have a big chance to take a 3-2 lead at home here. Edmonton is still searching for a full game effort, as they have been inconsistent from period to period, but they have the ability to score goals very quickly. The Oilers made the switch to Pickard in net, which is slightly concerning, but I will take the Edmonton offense over Vancouver’s every day of the week. My Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks prediction is for the Oilers to get a big road win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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