Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Apr 29, 2022

The Edmonton Oilers have been dominant on home ice, tying a franchise record for most consecutive home games with a point by going 13-0-1 in their last 14 appearances at Rogers Place.

Vancouver
40-30-7-5
AT
April 29, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
49-27-5-1
Puckline +1.5 -211
Moneyline +108
Over / Under o +6.5

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Betting Action

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Puckline -1.5 +175
Moneyline -130
Over / Under u +6.5

44%

Betting Action

56%

The Vancouver Canucks’ season comes to a close on Friday night when they visit the playoff-bound Edmonton Oilers.  Both teams are coming off overtime wins on Thursday, with the Canucks downing the L.A. Kings 3-2 and the Oilers outlasting the San Jose Sharks 5-4.  Vancouver is set to miss the playoffs for the fifth time in the last six years, while Edmonton will have home ice advantage when they face the Kings in the first round.

The Oilers are -206 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.5.

Canucks vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

This has been a closer season series than it seems, with Edmonton winning by a single goal in all three games.  Low scoring has also been a theme between the teams with the total going Under in the last four head-to-heads.

Vancouver is ending the year strong, winning eight of their last 11 games.  At 47-34 against the spread, including 24-16 ATS on the road, they’ve been a great cover option this season.  The Canucks continue to put the puck in the net, hitting the Over in eight of their last nine games.

Edmonton has been dangerous at home, recording 13 wins in their last 14 games at Rogers Place.  They’re 39-42 ATS overall, with covers in 19 of 40 home dates.  The Oilers are another high scoring team and have hit the Over in four of their last five games.

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver rallied late against the Kings on Thursday.  Trailing 2-0 in the third period, Brock Boeser and Alex Chiasson each buried goals to send things to overtime, before Boeser’s second of the game gave the Canucks the victory.  Spencer Martin stopped 33 of 35 shots faced in the win.  There’s been a drastic turnaround in this team since head coach Travis Green was fired early in December.  Vancouver, who had an 8-15-2 record under Green, has gone 32-15-9 since veteran NHL coach Bruce Boudreau took over.  J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes have largely carried the offence this year.  Miller leads the team with 98 points (31G, 67A), Pettersson has a team-high 32 goals and 68 points and Hughes is tied for sixth among NHL defencemen with 67 points (8G, 59A).

With starting netminder Thatcher Demko out of the lineup with an undisclosed injury, Arturs Silovs is expected to make his first NHL start.  The 21-year-old was recalled from the minors under emergency conditions ahead of Tuesday’s game against Seattle.  Silovs has split the season between the ECHL’s Trois-Rivieres Lions and the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks.  In 10 appearances for each club, Silovs has a .920 save percentage in the ECHL and an .888 SV in the AHL.

Edmonton Oilers

Zach Hyman‘s career-high 27th goal of the season was the OT winner for Edmonton on Thursday.  Ryan McLeod, Kailer Yamamoto, Derek Ryan and Philip Broberg also scored, while Mikko Koskinen made 40 saves in net.  It was Broberg’s first career NHL goal in the rookie defenceman’s 23rd game.  The Oilers tied a franchise record for most consecutive games with a point at home, going 13-0-1 in that span.  It’s unclear if Connor McDavid, who leads the NHL with 123 points (44G, 79A), or Leon Draisaitl, who is fourth in NHL scoring with 110 points (55G, 55A), will play or be rested in the regular season finale.

Mike Smith will be the No. 1 goalie heading into the playoffs and he is expected to get the start on Friday.  The 40-year-old netminder has a 16-9-2 record this season with a 2.81 GAA and .915 SV.  Smith has won his last nine starts.

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