2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Canucks vs. Oilers Betting Preview (05/14/2024)

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Canucks vs. Oilers Betting Preview (05-14-2024)

At the onset of their second-round series, the Edmonton Oilers were a solid Stanley Cup betting odds favorite over the Vancouver Canucks. Edmonton is a public betting favorite based on branding and superstar power. Connor McDavid is touted as the greatest player in the game. And Leon Draisaitl is one of the best snipers in the NHL. However, Edmonton is considered a top-heavy team that lacks defensive depth. Also, goaltending is a perpetual concern for the Oil. Meanwhile, Vancouver is showing superior sandpaper and grit. Correlate, the Canucks won two of the first three games.

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Matchup Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers

Date and Time:Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 9:30 PM ET.
Location:Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB.
TV Coverage:ESPN
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Canucks+1½ -1456½ -105+175
Oilers-1½ +1256½ -115-210
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Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Series Schedule

  • Game 1: Canucks 5, Oilers 4
  • Game 2: Oilers 4, Canucks 3 (OT)
  • Game 3: Canucks 4, Oilers 3
  • Game 4: Canucks at Oilers, May 14 (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  • Game 5: Oilers at Canucks, May 16 (TBD, TBD)
  • Game 6*: Canucks at Oilers, May 18 (TBD, TBD)
  • Game 7*: Oilers at Canucks, May 20 (TBD, TBD)

Edmonton Oilers Team Overview

This year, the Edmonton Oilers are 49-27-6 straight up and 35-43-4 over/under the offshore betting total. Also, Edmonton is 5th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Edmonton is 9 points behind the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Edmonton has covered one out of their last five games. In contrast, the Oilers have gone over the total in two of its previous seven matchups.

Edmonton has NHL rankings of 4th for goals scored and 4th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Oilers have NHL rankings of 10th for goals against and 16th for penalty killing.

Overall, Edmonton paid in five of its first eight playoff games. The Oilers went over the total in seven of those eight playoff games.

Of great concern is G Stuart Skinner. So far, he has a 3.23 goals against average, a .877 save percentage, and a 5-3 record with one shutout. His save percentage is far below par for a Stanley Cup championship goalie. C Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with seven goals, 11 assists, 18 points, and a +3. C Connor McDavid adds two goals, 15 assets, 17 points, and a +4.

Vancouver Canucks Team Overview

This year, the Vancouver Canucks are 50-23-9 straight up and 41-36 over/under the total. Also, Vancouver is 2nd in the Western Conference playoff standings. Vancouver is four points behind the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Vancouver has covered three out of their last five games. While the Canucks have gone over the total in four of its previous six matchups.

Vancouver has NHL rankings of 6th for goals scored and 11th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Canucks have NHL rankings of 5th for goals against and 20th for penalty killing.

Late on Vancouver won five of its most recent seven games. Also, four of their last six games went over the total.

G Arturs Silovs has a 2.65 goals against average, a .908 save percentage, and a record of 4-2 with one shutout. First among Vancouver scorers is RW Brock Boeser with seven goals, four assists, 11 points and a +5.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers SBG Free Picks

To conclude, the Canucks are the nastier team who is showing more hunger. Edmonton is an overpriced team and public team for the NHL Playoff betting odds.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers SBG Best Bet: Vancouver Canucks.

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