Oilers vs. Canucks NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 6: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Game 6 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Rogers Place features the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks playing at 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 18 ET, broadcast on ESPN, SportsNet, CBC, and TVAS. The Canucks are up 3-2. The Oilers are favored (-192) in this matchup with the Canucks (+160).

Oilers vs. Canucks Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN, SportsNet, CBC, and TVAS
  • Where: Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta
  • TV Channel: ESPN, SportsNet, CBC, and TVAS
  • Favorite: Oilers (-192)
  • Underdog: Canucks (+160)
  • Over/under: 6

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Oilers and Canucks Betting Trends

  • Edmonton and its opponent have gone over 6 combined goals in 54 of 92 games this season.
  • Vancouver has combined with its opponent to score over 6 goals in 52 of 93 games this season.
  • The two teams average seven goals per game combined, one more than this game’s total.
  • Opponents of these teams combine to score 5.6 goals per game, 0.4 fewer than this game’sgame’s total.
  • The Oilers have compiled a 52-31 record when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • The Canucks have won 22, or 59.5%, of the 37 games they have played as an underdog this season.

Oilers Stats & Insights

  • The Oilers offense’s 292 total goals (3.6 per game) are ranked fourth in the NHL this year.
  • The Oilers are ranked 10th in league action for the fewest goals against this season, having allowed 236 total goals (2.9 per game).
  • With a +56 goal differential, they’re ranked sixth-best in the NHL.
  • The Oilers have a 10.5% shooting percentage as a team, ranking 10th in the league.
  • The Oilers have shut out opponents four times, averaging 22.9 hits and 13.5 blocked shots per game this season.
  • Over the past 10 contests, the Oilers have claimed 75.0% of the possible points with a 6-3-1 record.
  • They are scoring at a 3.8 goals-per-game average (38 total) over that stretch.
  • On the defensive end, the Oilers have given up 30 goals (3.0 per game) in those 10 outings.

Canucks Stats & Insights

  • The Canucks have scored the sixth-most goals (279 goals, 3.4 per game) in the league.
  • The Canucks are one of the toughest defensive squads in the league this season, giving up 221 goals (2.7 per game) to rank fifth.
  • Their +58 goal differential is fifth-best in the league.
  • The 12% shooting percentage the Canucks have amassed tops the league.
  • The Canucks have shut out their opponent seven times this season.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Canucks are 6-3-1 to earn 75.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 2.6 goals per game (26 total) over that time.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Canucks have given up 25 goals (2.5 per game) over those 10 outings.

Oilers Key Players to Watch

  • Connor McDavid has been vital to Edmonton this season, with 132 points in 76 games.
  • Leon Draisaitl has 41 goals and 65 assists to total 106 points (1.3 per game).
  • Stuart Skinner (36-16-5) has a 2.6 goals against average and a .905 save percentage (32nd in the league).

Oilers Player Props

  • Connor McDavid Assists Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +135, Under Odds: -175)
  • Leon Draisaitl Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: -110, Under Odds: -120)
  • Leon Draisaitl Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -195, Under Odds: +150)
  • Evan Bouchard Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -150, Under Odds: +120)

Canucks Key Players to Watch

  • Jonathan Tanner Miller has totaled 37 goals (0.5 per game) and collected 66 assists (0.8 per game), averaging 2.4 shots per game and shooting 19.1%. That makes him among the leaders for Vancouver with 103 total points (1.3 per game).
  • Quinn Hughes is crucial for Vancouver’s attack with 92 total points (1.1 per game), including 17 goals and 75 assists through 82 contests.
  • Thatcher Demko has a .918 save percentage (seventh-best in the league), with 1369 total saves, while allowing 123 goals (2.4 goals against average). He has put up a 35-14-2 record between the posts for Vancouver this season.

Canucks Player Props

  • Jonathan Tanner Miller Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -220, Under Odds: +170)
  • Jonathan Tanner Miller Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -120, Under Odds: -110)
  • Quinn Hughes Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -125, Under Odds: -105)

Oilers vs. Canucks Injuries

  • Oilers: Adam Henrique: Ankle (Questionable)
  • Canucks: Thatcher Demko: Knee (Out), Tucker Poolman: Head (Out)

Oilers vs. Canucks Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Canucks (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6)

  • Score Prediction:
    Oilers 4 – Canucks 2

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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