Ducks vs. Canucks - 12/28/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (20-11-2) at Anaheim Ducks (23-8-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -141 / Vancouver Canucks +128 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday night at the Honda Center.
The Vancouver Canucks have lost five of their last seven games and play for the first time since Monday. The Canucks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last two games. The Vancouver Canucks have four power play goals in their last eight games and have won six of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with 13 goals, Daniel Sedin has 22 assists and Nick Bonino has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Ryan Miller has allowed 61 goals on 648 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 25 goals on 297 shots.
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The Anaheim Ducks have split their last six games and are coming off an overtime loss to Arizona on Saturday. The Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Anaheim Ducks have zero power play goals in their last five games and have won seven straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Matt Beleskey leads Anaheim with 15 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 28 assists and Ryan Kesler has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Jason LaBarbera has allowed nine goals on 99 shots faced and Frederik Andersen has given up 68 goals on 809 shots.
The Canucks are 10-3 in their last 13 vs. Pacific and 36-17 in their last 53 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Ducks are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Pacific and 9-3 in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest. The Canucks are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings and the road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Ducks have been up and down over the last week or so and are playing a Vancouver team that has had nearly a week of rest. I like the value of the plus money here, especially with the Ducks playing an overtime gam last night.