Looking to win big? The Canucks and Oilers face off at 9:30 ET on TBS. The Oilers are hosting the game at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Oilers are favored by -1.5 against the Canucks in a Pacific division matchup.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Place at 9:30 ET on Sunday, May 12th.

WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:

  • With the Oilers being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Oilers.
  • Take the Oilers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Canucks (+1.5)

Can the Canucks Pull Off a Road Win?

As the third-place team in the Western Conference, the Vancouver Canucks have an overall record of 50-23-9, including a 29-21 record against other Western Conference teams. The Canucks have also gone 17-9 against Pacific Division opponents and have accumulated 109 points this season.

On the road, Vancouver has gone 23-14-4 this season and has been the underdog in 27 of their 82 games. Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 6-4, and they have won two of their last three games.

On the year, Vancouver has gone 41-41 against the puck line, including going 7-3 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. On the road, the Canucks have gone 20-21 against the puck line.

So far, Vancouver has gone 31-16 in games decided by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin on the road this year is at +.3 goals per game. In their last three road games, the Canucks have gone 3-0 vs. the puck line.

The average goal total for Vancouver's games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Canucks come in with an over/under record of 41-37-4.

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.

On offense, the Canucks are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal 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.

The leading scorer for Vancouver's offense is Brock Boeser. Coming into the game he has 40 goals, ranking 17th in the NHL. Boeser also comes into the game with 33 assists.

In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.9 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 24th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Goalie Arturs Silovs gets the start and has made four starts this season. His record at this point is 3-0, and his save percentage is 0.267%.

Are the Oilers Ready for a Home Win?

At home this season, the Oilers have gone 28-9-4, and they have been favored in 71 of their 82 games. Against Western Conference opponents, Edmonton is 30-20 on the year, and they have gone 49-27-6 overall, putting them in fifth place in the Western Conference and second in the Pacific Division.

Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 6-4, and they have won four of their last five games. Edmonton has lost their last two games, and they are the favorites in this game with a puck line of -1.5. So far this season, the Oilers have been favored in 45 of their 71 games as the favorite.

Edmonton enters this one with a puck line record of 38-44, including going 23-18 at home. So far, the Oilers have 35 wins by multiple goals and have gone 34-37 against the puck line when favored.

Overall, the team's average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game, and their scoring differential at home is +1.6 goals per contest. In their last ten games at home, the Oilers have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

On average, Edmonton's games have finished with 6.5 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.6. In total, the Oilers come in with an over/under record of 35-44-3.

In their last three road games, Vancouver has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 1. The team's record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

When looking at their offense, the Oilers have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 4th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. This season, the Oilers have a 33-18 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 16-8 record.

Edmonton's leading scorer is Zach Hyman. So far, he has 54 goals which is 3rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 23 assists so far.

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.

Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 57 starts this season. His record at this point is 36-16, and his save percentage is 0.931%.