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Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Odds, Player Props, Picks & Predictions (Game 3)

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in NHL Hockey

Updated May 12, 2024 · 11:53 AM PDT

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Evan Bouchard and forward Zach Hyman celebrate an OT goal against the Vancouver Canucks
May 10, 2024; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ian Cole (82) and goalie Arturs Silvos (31) react as Edmonton Oilers defenseman Evan Bouchard (2) and forward Zach Hyman (18) celebrate Bouchard’s game winning goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first overtime in game two of the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Edmonton Oilers are heavy favorites to take a 2-1 lead on the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of their best-of-seven series on Sunday
  • Edmonton picked up its first win of the season against Vancouver (1-5) in overtime on Friday
  • See the Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Game 3 odds, player props, picks, and predictions on May 12, 2024

The Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6, 28-9-4 home) finally overcame what was becoming a significant mental hurdle on Friday when they beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in overtime to even their best-of-seven series at one game apiece. The Canucks (50-23-9, 23-14-4 away) won all four regular-season meetings between the teams and made it five in a row over their Pacific Division rivals in Game 1 of the series (5-4).

With the Oilers returning home to Edmonton for Game 3 on Sunday night (7:40 pm MT/9:40 pm ET), Connor McDavid and company are heavy favorites to make it two in a row and take their first lead of the series.

Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Odds for Game 3

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Vancouver Canucks +1.5 (-150) +170 Over 6.5 (-105)
Edmonton Oilers -1.5 (+125) -208 Under 6.5 (-115)

The Canucks/Oilers Game 3 odds list Edmonton as a -208 betting favorites and +125 to win by at least two goals. The Canucks are +170 underdogs to win and -150 to keep the game within a goal.

The over/under is sitting at 6.5 with the under slightly favored. Both games have gone over 6.5 so far, though Game 2 needed overtime to get there.

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After evening the series at 1-1 on Friday, the Oilers’ odds to win the series improved to -275 while Vancouver faded to +230. The opening series price favored the Oilers at -260 with the Canucks at +220 to advance in the NHL playoff bracket.

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Canucks vs Oilers Game 3 Injury Reports

The most-significant name on the Game 3 injury reports remains Vancouver starting goalie Thatcher Demko (2.45 GAA, .918 SV%). Third-stringer Arturs Silovs (2.58 GAA, .899 SV%) has a 3-2 record in five postseason starts.

On the Edmonton side, center Adam Henrique (37 points in 82 regular-season games) is out with an undisclosed injury. Henrique has a goal and an assists in six games this postseason.

VAN vs EDM Game 3 Player Props

Player Points Shots Anytime Goalscorer
Brock Boeser (VAN) 0.5 (Ov -145 | Un +114) 2.5 (Ov +110 | Un -140) +165
Connor McDavid (EDM) 1.5 (Ov -166 | Un +130) 3.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) +100
Conor Garland (VAN) 0.5 (Ov +130  | Un -166) 2.5 (Ov +145 | Un -190) +295
Dakota Joshua (VAN) 0.5 (Ov +154 | Un -200) OFF +350
Elias Lindholm (VAN) 0.5 (Ov +114 | Un -145) 1.5 (Ov -166 | Un +130) +285
Elias Pettersson (VAN) 0.5 (Ov -140 | Un +110) 1.5 (Ov -195 | Un +150) +230
Evan Bouchard (EDM) 0.5 (Ov -200 | Un +154) 2.5 (Ov -150 | Un +120) +295
Evander Kane (EDM) 0.5 (Ov +120  | Un -150) 2.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) +250
Filip Hronek (VAN) 0.5 (Ov +165 | Un -215) OFF +900
JT Miller (VAN) 0.5 (Ov -230 | Un +175) 2.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125) +175
Leon Draisaitl (EDM) 1.5 (Ov +105 | Un -135) 3.5 +100
Mattias Ekholm (EDM) 0.5 (Ov +145 | Un -190) 1.5 (Ov -166 | Un +130) +500
Pius Suter (VAN) 0.5 (Ov +165 | Un -215) OFF +370
Quinn Hughes (VAN) 0.5 (Ov -145 | Un +114) 2.5 (Ov  +130 | Un -166) +475
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) 0.5 (Ov -160 | Un +124) 1.5 (Ov -190 | Un +145) +285
Zach Hyman (EDM) 0.5 (Ov -238 | Un +180) 3.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) -120

NHL player props from DraftKings on May 12.

The NHL’s postseason scoring leader, Connor McDavid is listed as a -166 favorite to score at least two points tonight. The five-time Art Ross-winner leads the playoffs with 17 points in just seven games. With a goal and three assists on Friday, McDavid was in on all four Edmonton goals in the win.

Teammate Leon Draisaitl, who is +105 to record another multi-point game, is just behind McDavid with 16 points in seven postseason games. Draisaitl also had four points in Game 2 and leads the series with six points in two games.

Canucks scoring leader JT Miller (nine points in eight games) has the best odds to record a point among Vancouver players at -230. Miller also led the Canucks in regular-season scoring with 103 points in 81 games, his first time hitting the century mark.

Canucks vs Oilers Game 3 Prediction

Though they trailed three separate times in the game and never held the lead until winning in overtime, the Oilers were full value for their Game 2 victory. Edmonton outshot Vancouver 31-19 and had 3.41 expected goals to just 1.74 for the Canucks, according to Moneypuck.com. Their powerplay went 1-for-3 and is connecting at a preposterous 45.8% in the postseason (no other team is higher than 33.3%).

With a 28-9-4 record during the regular season, Edmonton had the best home record in the Western Conference. While that included two losses to Vancouver (4-3 on Oct. 14 and 3-1 on Apr. 13), Demko was the Vancouver starter in the first and McDavid wasn’t in the lineup for the second.

As fun a story as Silovs is, he’s a significant step down from would-be Vezina-contender Demko, and the Oilers’ prolific offense is going to keep lighting up the young Latvian.

VAN vs EDM Game 3 picks:

  • Oilers -1.5 (+125)
  • Elias Pettersson under 0.5 points (+110)
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