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Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [5/16/2024]

Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [5/16/2024]

The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers are scheduled to meet in the NHL Playoffs at Rogers Arena on Thursday, starting at 10:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive preview of Thursday's Oilers vs. Canucks matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Oilers vs. Canucks Prediction: Who Will Win Game 5

We have used trusted machine learning and data to simulate the result of Thursday's NHL Playoffs matchup between the Oilers and Canucks 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our leading predictive analytics model currently gives the Oilers a 54% chance of defeating the Canucks.

According to our model, the Canucks (+1.5) have a 67% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal over/under has a 51% chance of going under.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs (aka NHL Playoffs) is an elimination tournament in the National Hockey League to decide the winner of the Stanley Cup.

A total of 16 teams, including the Oilers and Canucks, reached the NHL Playoffs 2024, which consists of four rounds: the First Round, Second Round, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.

Each round of the NHL Playoffs is contested as a best-of-seven series, with the first team to four wins advancing to the next round until a champion is crowned.

Oilers vs. Canucks Game 5 Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Oilers Canucks
Puck Line -1.5 (+170) +1.5 (-205)
Moneyline -142 +122
Total o6.5 (+105) u6.5 (-122)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Oilers vs. Canucks Game 5 Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, paired with the latest odds, reveal the top betting picks to place on every game, including Oilers vs. Canucks. Our NHL best bets are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

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Oilers vs. Canucks Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Oilers vs. Canucks?

According to our model, Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl is most likely to score the first goal in Oilers vs. Canucks.

Our projections give Draisaitl a 7.8% chance of scoring the first goal at Rogers Arena, while the Oilers star is a 40.4% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Edmonton Oilers

Player First Goal Probability
Leon Draisaitl 7.8%
Connor McDavid 7.3%
Zach Hyman 6.2%
Evander Kane 4.5%
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 3.7%

Vancouver Canucks

Player First Goal Probability
Brock Boeser 6.2%
J.T. Miller 6.0%
Elias Lindholm 5.7%
Conor Garland 5.0%
Elias Pettersson 4.9%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Edmonton Oilers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Leon Draisaitl 40.4%
Connor McDavid 39.7%
Zach Hyman 35.0%
Evander Kane 25.9%
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 21.1%

Vancouver Canucks

Player Anytime Goal Probability
J.T. Miller 34.1%
Brock Boeser 33.2%
Elias Pettersson 31.2%
Elias Lindholm 30.3%
Dakota Joshua 27.5%

Oilers vs. Canucks Game 5 Information

Thursday's Game 5 between the Canucks and Oilers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is scheduled to start at 10:00PM ET.


Our full betting coverage of the Oilers vs. Canucks includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live scores.


We predict the Oilers, with a 54% win probability, will likely beat the Canucks on Thursday.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Oilers vs. Canucks insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are based on current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Jason Bevilacqua has a deep-rooted passion for sports and has been actively involved in sports betting for many years. Specializing in the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, and NFL, Jason delivers engaging game previews across these leagues. His expertise is particularly evident in his best bets for MLB, NHL, and college basketball. Additionally, Jason contributes valuable MLB and NFL props, as well as NBA first basket plays. 

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