Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated May 04, 2021

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Connor McDavid continues his spectacular season – he’s going to win the Art Ross Trophy again and probably the Hart Trophy as well.

Edmonton
35-19-2
AT
May 04, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
23-29-3-1
Puckline -1.5 +117
Moneyline -218
Over / Under o +6

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Betting Action

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Puckline +1.5 -141
Moneyline +181
Over / Under u +6

85%

Betting Action

15%

For the second time in 24 hours, the Edmonton Oilers visit the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night with Edmonton heavily favoured again on the NHL odds. The total is set at six goals.

Oilers vs. Canucks 5/4/21 Betting Analysis

This is the final game between the teams in Vancouver this season, but they will play three more times in Edmonton. The Oilers only have the Canucks and Montreal Canadiens left on their schedule. Vancouver has a handful more games left than Edmonton because it had so many postponed due to a COVID outbreak within the franchise. This writer wonders if all will be made up if/when the Canucks and, say, the Flames are both eliminated from playoff contention. Those teams still have four games left and both will surely be eliminated by the first of those four.

With Monday’s 5-3 win in Vancouver, Edmonton officially clinched a playoff spot. It probably will finish second in the North Division and would face the No. 3 team, which will either be Winnipeg or Montreal. Edmonton is 13-1 in 14 series vs. Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs. To win the Cup, the Oilers are +1300.

As for this game, the Oilers are 5-2 in their past seven in Vancouver. The under is 7-2-3 in the previous 12 there.

Edmonton Oilers

Connor McDavid continued his spectacular season – he’s going to win the Art Ross Trophy again and probably the Hart Trophy, too – with two goals and two assists in Monday’s 5-3 victory over the Canucks. McDavid has an absurd 27 points with a plus-13 rating over his past 11 games. He leads the NHL by far with 91 points and likely will be the only player to reach 90. McDavid is just the third player in NHL history to record 30 goals and 60 assists in 50 games or fewer and is on pace for 102 points in the 56-game season. Mikko Koskinen allowed three goals on 23 shots, but it should be Mike Smith back in there Tuesday. Edmonton is 10-2 in its past 12 as a road favourite.

Vancouver Canucks

Monday’s loss was Vancouver’s fifth in a row and fourth straight by multiple goals. Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 31 shots, so it should be Thatcher Demko here. Nate Schmidt (fifth goal of season), JT Miller (12th) and Brock Boeser (18th) scored for the Canucks. Centre Brandon Sutter (12 points) was out with an upper-body injury sustained against the Maple Leafs on Saturday. The team recalled defenceman Jack Rathbone and centre Tyler Graovac from the taxi squad earlier Monday. Rathbone didn’t play, but Graovac saw 8:43 of ice time. The Canucks are 2-6 in their past eight as underdogs.

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