Canucks vs Oilers Picks and Prediction – 5/15/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 05/13/2024 at 3:04 PM ET

Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers 05/14/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/15/2024, 1:30 AM UTC
Latest Odds: EDM -210 ; O/U 6.5

Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers Prediction

On Tuesday, the Vancouver Canucks visit Rogers Place for Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals best of seven series versus the Edmonton Oilers. The opening face off will be at 9:30 PM ET and ESPN will televise the game. Vancouver defeated Edmonton 4-3 in Game 3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our expert NHL picks.

Vancouver Canucks Preview

Vancouver took back home ice advantage in this Western Conference semifinals series by defeating Edmonton 4-3 on Sunday. The Canucks will look to extend that lead to 3-1 with a victory in Game 4 on Tuesday and put Edmonton on the brink of elimination.

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 2.78 per game and the Canucks are averaging 20.1 shots per game while scoring 22.7% of the time on the power play. Brock Boeser is leading Vancouver in goals scored with seven, while Elias Lindholm has scored five goals. J.T Miller is the leader in assists with nine and Quinn Hughes is second with eight. Boeser and Miller are the leaders in points with 11 each. 

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 six playoff games, Silovs is 4-2 with a goals against average of 2.65 and save percentage of .908. Vancouver is sixth among the playoff teams in goals against at 2.56 per game. 

Edmonton Oilers Preview

Edmonton is in a must win situation in this series versus Vancouver as they trail 2-1 and cannot afford to head back to Vancouver for Game 5 trailing 3-1 and on the brink of elimination. 

Edmonton was 49-27-6 with 104 points during the regular season, which was second in the Pacific Division. Edmonton is second in the playoffs in goals for at 4.13 per game and is averaging 31.1 shots per game. Edmonton is scoring on 46.4% of its power plays. Zach Hyman is leading the Oilers in goals scored during the postseason with nine, while Connor McDavid is the leader in assists with 15 and is second in points with 17 (2 goals, 15 assists). Leon Draisaitl is the leader in points with 18 (7 goals, 11 assists).

Edmonton is 10th in goals against at 3.13 per game in the postseason and is allowing an average of 30.1 shots per game. During the regular season, Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner was 36-16-5 with a goals against average of 2.62 and save percentage of .905. In seven playoff games, Skinner is 5-3 with a goals against average of 3.23 and a save percentage of .877.

Our Free NHL Pick for Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks

Oilers vs Canucks Pick

This series has been evenly matched with the two alternating between wins and losses through the first three games and Edmonton will bounce back with a victory in Game 4 to level the series at 2-2, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in four of Vancouver’s last six overall, six of Vancouver's last eight versus an opponent from the Pacific Division, in seven of Edmonton's last eight overall and in each of Edmonton’s last five played on its home ice. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win but our best play is OVER 4-3.

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