Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview

The first game of the best of seven series between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks will take place on Wednesday. This is the second round of the postseason out of the Western Conference. The winner of this series will head to the Western Conference Finals and take on either Dallas or Colorado.

The Edmonton Oilers went 49-27-6 in the regular season. Edmonton needed just five games to eliminate the Los Angeles Kings in the first round. The Oilers finished second in the Pacific Division, and fell in their final two games of the regular season.

For Vancouver, a 5-4-1 stretch to end the regular season was enough to finish first in the Pacific Division. The Canucks used six games, but eliminated the Nashville Predators in the first round. The final game was on Friday, with Vancouver winning 1-0 on the road.

The Edmonton Oilers are favorites in this game. The Oilers are -130 over the Canucks. The total for this affair is at 6.5 goals.

High Flying Oilers

When it comes to the Edmonton Oilers there are a few names you must know. The first is Connor McDavid. After scoring 132 points in the regular season, he has recorded 12 so far through five postseason games. He recorded five assists in game 1 against the Kings.

The second is Leon Draisaitl. He played 81 games and recorded 106 points in the regular season. In the five games against the Kings, he has five goals and 5 assists. Finally, the third is Stuart Skinner. The goaltender went 36-16-5 in the regular season, and allowed 2.62 goals per game.

So far in the postseason, Skinner has allowed 13 goals through 5 games, but has come through big time after time in the last three games. The Oilers allowed 2.88 goals per game during the regular season.

Vancouver Going Under Radar

The Vancouver Canucks have kind of gone under the radar this season, yet here we are with 8 teams left, and the Canucks are right there. The Canucks scored 3.4 goals per game in the regular season, and allowed just 2.7. In the series against Nashville, they scored just 13 goals in 6 games, but allowed just 12.

JT Miller was the top scorer for the Canucks in the regular season. Miller was great in Game 4 of the series with three assists. Since then, he has yet to score. Second on the team was Quinn Hughes. He played in all 82 games, and scored 92 points. Hughes had five assists against the Predators.

In between the pipes for the Canucks will be Artus Silovs. He has made the last three starts for Vancouver. In Game 6, he recorded a shut-out with 28 saves. He won Game 4 on the road, and lost a tough one in Game 5.

Oilers Beat Canucks in Game 1

This is going to be a great series. The high flying Edmonton Oilers and the laid back, but very talented and scary Canucks team. Two teams from north of the border are looking to carry the torch into the Western Conference Finals. We like this series alot. In the end for Game 1, we are going to go with the better offensive team.

The Oilers come out firing, and score enough to win this game. Our final bet for Game 1 on Wednesday is the Edmonton Oilers -130 over the Vancouver Canucks. We hope you enjoy the National Hockey League postseason and best of luck!

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