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Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview

The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks will continue their NHL Playoff series on Friday night in what will be a big game. Vancouver was able to earn a comeback win in Game 1, and that will set the stage for a huge Game 2. 

Edmonton came into this series on a three-game winning streak as they were able to get past the Los Angeles Kings. The Oilers used that momentum to take an early lead in Game 1, but that’s when things fell apart. 

Vancouver had a difficult time with the Nashville Predators in the first round, but they were able to find a way to advance. The Canucks are a tough team to beat in Vancouver, and that was on full display as they staged a massive comeback to win in Game 1. 

The Edmonton Oilers are moneyline betting favorites at -130, and the over/under line is set at 6.5 total goals. 

Edmonton Wants to Score

The Edmonton Oilers are a team that wants to win games by scoring goals, and that is something that they have done well this season. Edmonton did score four goals in the series opener, but that still wasn’t enough to win the series opener. 

Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 13 total points in the playoffs, and he has the ability to completely take over a game. Edmonton is nearly impossible to stop on the power play, and that will be something to keep track of. 

The Oilers are going to have to refocus on the defensive end of the ice in order to win this game, and that is what cost them a chance at winning Game 1. 

Canucks Need to Defend

The Vancouver Canucks have been a great team on both ends of the ice this season, but it will be defense and goaltending that must take control of this game. Vancouver can’t keep giving up four goals to the Edmonton Oilers and expect to have success in this series. 

Edmonton is going to be a tough team to beat on their home ice, and Vancouver will need to win every single home game in this series. The Canucks were able to score five goals to set the tone in Game 1, but that’s not going to continue. 

Brock Boeser leads the Canucks with four goals and seven total points in the postseason, but he will need some help in this series. 

Oilers Roll Over Canucks

Edmonton has been a great offensive team all season long, and that could allow them to take control in this series. The Oilers did have some success on offense in the series opener, but it was their defensive intensity that let them down in a big way. 

Vancouver was able to mount a huge comeback in Game 2 of the series, but they can’t rely on that happening every night. The Canucks are great on their home ice, but they just won’t be able to come up with a win in Game 2. 

Bet the Edmonton Oilers at -1.5 on the moneyline as they are going to roll to a blowout win over the Vancouver Canucks as they even up this series at one win apiece.

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