Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 03, 2021

Connor McDavid,Oilers, 2021

Monday night will mark the first of four games between the Oilers and Canucks.

Edmonton
33-18-2
AT
May 03, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
20-26-2-1
Puckline -1.5 +110
Moneyline -223
Over / Under o +6

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Betting Action

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Puckline +1.5 -132
Moneyline +185
Over / Under u +6

90%

Betting Action

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Despite just under two weeks remaining in the 2021 regular season, the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks still have five head-to-head meetings left. Monday night in Vancouver marks the first of four-straight Oilers–Canucks games. Edmonton’s sitting comfy in second in the North Division while Vancouver remains in last place.

Vancouver’s four-game losing streak has all but eliminated them from post-season contention. Getting the better of Edmonton over the next two weeks could make things interesting, but the Oilers have won seven of their last 10 and are thriving behind Connor McDavid… so no easy task.

Puck drop at Rogers Arena is 10 p.m. EST.

Oilers vs. Canucks Betting Analysis

If you like goals, Monday night in Vancouver might be a tough scene. The under trends are pouring out of these two clubs, the most prominent being the Oilers’ 12-2 run to the under. There’s also an 8-4 under run in the last games at Rogers Arena, and a 6-3 under record in the last nine Edmonton–Vancouver games played in B.C.

The key factor behind these trends is Mike Smith, and on Vancouver’s side their offensive struggles. Edmonton’s given up either one or zero goals in all of their last six wins, five of which came with Smith in net. Vancouver’s scored six goals total in their last five losses.

The over-under is set at six, with the Oilers a -191 moneyline favourite on the NHL odds.

Edmonton Oilers

At 30-17-2, home ice in the first round likely awaits the second-place Oilers. For now, they’ll get used to Vancouver, one of two teams Edmonton still has to play in their final seven games.

Edmonton’s going into Vancouver off a 4-1 win over Calgary in which the Oilers’ stars shined bright. McDavid scored his 29th of the season during a three-point night, while linemate Leon Draisaitl recorded assists on all four goals. The duo continues to dominate the NHL, with McDavid closing in on 100 points in 56 games played.

In the crease, Smith is now 18-6-2 with a .924 save percentage. The save percentage is on pace to be his second-best in 16 career seasons.

Vancouver Canucks

Goals are hard to come by lately for the Canucks who were outscored 9-2 during two games in Toronto. With Vancouver’s lone goal Saturday Tanner Pearson became the team’s fifth double-digit goal scorer in 2021. The other four are Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat, J.T. Miller, and Elias Pettersson (injured) and have all combined for four goals since February 22.

Vancouver’s two-week break due to COVID-19 falls in between them, but it doesn’t take away the fact of how hard their stars have fallen off.

Goalie Thatcher Demko picked up his fifth-straight loss Saturday, falling to 12-15-1 this season.

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