Oilers vs Canucks Picks and Prediction – 5/17/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 05/15/2024 at 2:04 PM ET

Oilers vs Canucks Expert Pick and Predictions May 16
Game Start: 5/17/2024, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: EDM -150 ; O/U 6.5

Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks Prediction

The Edmonton Oilers visit Rogers Arena on Thursday to play the Vancouver Canucks in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals best of seven series. The opening face off will be at 10:00 PM ET and TNT will televise the game. Edmonton defeated Vancouver 3-2 on Tuesday in Game 4 to level the series at 2-2. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our expert NHL picks.

Edmonton Oilers Preview

With its victory over Vancouver on Tuesday, Edmonton can take home ice advantage with a victory on the road Thursday and in the process take a 3-2 serious lead.

Edmonton was 49-27-6 with 104 points during the regular season, which was second in the Pacific Division. Edmonton is second during the postseason in goals for with an average of 4.00 per game and is taking an average of 30.1 shots per game. Edmonton is scoring 46.7% of the time when only the power play. Zach Hyman is leading the Oilers in goals scored with nine, while Connor McDavid is the leader in assists with 16 and is second in points with 18 (2 goals, 16 assists). Leon Draisaitl is the leader in points with 20 (8 goals, 12 assists).

Edmonton is 10th in goals against at 3.00 per game during the playoffs and is allowing an average of 29.7 shots per game. During the regular season, Edmonton goalie Calvin Pickard was 12-7-1 with a goals against average of 2.45 and save percentage of .909. In two (one start) playoff games, Pickard is 1-0 with a goals against average of 1.57 and a save percentage of .917.

Vancouver Canucks Preview

Vancouver is back on its home ice Thursday when hosting Edmonton for Game 4 with the series level at 2-2 and the Canucks know that two of the remaining three games of the series will be played on their home ice. Therefore, despite losing Game 4, there is a lower level of stress for the Canucks. 

Vancouver was 50-23-9 with 109 points during the regular season, finishing first in the Pacific Division. Vancouver is ninth in goals for during the playoffs at 2.70 per game and the Canucks are averaging 20.3 shots per game while scoring 20% of the time on the power play. Brock Boeser is leading Vancouver in goals scored with seven and Elias Lindholm is second with five. J.T Miller and Quinn Hughes are the leaders in assists with nine each, while Boeser is the leader in points with 12. 

During the regular season, Vancouver goalie Arturs Silovs was 3-0-1 with a goals against average of 2.47 and save percentage of .881. In seven playoff games, Silovs is 4-3 with a goals against average of 2.71 and save percentage of .907. Vancouver is seventh among the playoff teams in goals against at 2.60 per game. 

Our Free NHL Pick for Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers

Canucks vs Oilers Pick

Although Vancouver will be playing on its home ice, Edmonton is coming off a big victory at home to level the series at 2-2 and will have the momentum for Game 5. In addition, Edmonton has switched to goalie Calvin Pickard, who in just two appearances has a 1.57 goals against average and .917 save percentage. Leon Draisaitl has come on strong during the postseason for Edmonton and is leading the Oilers in points with 20 (8 goals, 12 assists). Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win 4-2.

Download the Picks and Parlays Mobile App

Get A free VIP Pick Daily!