Betway Bets of the Day: Bet on the Canucks to crack code on Calvin Pickard in Game 5

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Tyson Cole
28 days ago
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It’s a pivotal Game 5 tonight in Vancouver between two of the Calgary Flames’ biggest rivals, the Vancouver Canucks vs. the Edmonton Oilers.
Today’s confirmed goaltender matchup for our highlighted game:
The Edmonton Oilers’ Calvin Pickard (1-0 record, 1.58 GAA, .917 S%) vs. The Vancouver Canucks’ Arturs Silovs (4-3 record, 2.71 GAA, .907 S%).

Vancouver Canucks Team Total Over 2.5 Shots on Goal (-150) 

A $15.00 bet would return $25.00.
Game 4 was the first time in this series against the Edmonton Oilers that they failed to score three or more goals. Had they not misplayed the final minute in their own zone, they could have accomplished this feat in the extra frame. In the regular season, Vancouver averaged 3.4 goals for per game.
Vancouver is shaking up their lines for tonight’s game with hopes of getting their own version of success, which Edmonton got in Game 4 when they shook up their lines. Calvin Pickard is in net, and let’s not pretend he handled much of a workload in Game 4. Once Vancouver put the pressure on in the third period, he allowed two goals on eight shots. If Vancouver can replicate that pressure on Pickard for more than 20 minutes tonight, we’ll likely hit this team total. 

Elias Pettersson Point (-143) 

A $10.00 bet would return $17.00.
Now, I know that Elias Pettersson has played poorly this playoffs, but things have changed. Tonight, he’ll finally get some competent players to play with. Pettersson is getting reunited with Nils Höglander and Elias Lindholm. These three played 57 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time this season; during that time, they outshot, out-chanced and outscored their opponents. I’m expecting big things for this line, as well as Pettersson, averaging a point per game against the Oilers this season. 

Last Game Recap

Nathan MacKinnon Over 4.5 Shots on Goal – LOSS – (-$10.00)
Tyler Seguin Point – LOSS – (-$10.00)
Well, we were duped by the news of Seguin playing alongside Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski. That role was given to Matt Duchene, who, of course, registers an assist. Nathan MacKinnon isn’t a shooter in this playoff, I guess. We won’t be making that mistake again.
All-Time Record: 98-95-1 (-$13.74)

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