Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview

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In a wild and crazy Western Conference series, the Edmonton Oilers are at the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday for Game 5. The series is tied at 2, as the two teams head back to Vancouver. The winner of this series will head to the Western Conference Finals, where the winner of the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche will await them.

Edmonton is coming off a big time 3-2 win on Tuesday to even the series up. The Oilers scored a goal late in the third period to grab the win. The Oilers finished 2nd in the Pacific Division, with their 104 points on the season.

The Vancouver Canucks recorded 109 points and won the division. The Canucks went 5-4-1 in their final 10 games of the regular season. Vancouver eliminated the Nashville Predators in the first round.

The Edmonton Oilers are favorites in this game, despite being on the road. The Oilers are -145 over the Canucks. The total is 6.5.

Oilers Looking to Take Series Lead

The Edmonton Oilers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in Game 4, before the Canucks scored two third period goals to tie the game. Just as the game looked to be heading to overtime, Evan Bouchard scored with less than a minute to go to win the game. It was his second game winning goal of the series.

Leon Draisaitl has been fantastic all postseason. In fact, every game so far for the Oilers, he has recorded a point. Draisaitl has 8 goals and 12 assists so far. Connor McDavid is another guy that has been unbelievable all season. McDavid has 2 goals and 16 assists in 9 games.

Calvin Pickard was the netminder for the Oilers in Game 4. The 32 year old turned away 19 shots in his first start since April 17th. He took over for Stuart Skinner, who struggled in the Game 3 loss.

Vancouver Looks to Bounce Back

Conor Garland scored his second of the postseason, and Dakota Joshua added his fourth. The Canucks were under 1:00 from heading to overtime in Game 4.  Atrus Silovs turned away 27 shots in the game.

The Canucks are led in scoring by JT Miller, Quinn Hughes, Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser. Miller has a goal and four assists in this series, after a goal and 5 assists in the Nashville series. Hughes has scored a point in three straight games in this series. Pettersson has been quiet with just a goal this series.

Vancouver was one of the best defensive teams in the regular season. They allowed teams to score just 2.7 goals per game. They will need that defense to contain the high octane Edmonton offense in the remaining three games of this series.

Battle of Canada Belongs to Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks series has been great so far. We expect that to continue with Game 5 Thursday night. This series has the makings of 7 games. In this game, we see the Oilers coming out with their talented offense and winning the game.

Edmonton moves a game away from the Conference Finals with a win here. Take Edmonton -145 over Vancouver on Thursday. Enjoy the game!

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