Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks - 1/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (15-15-6) at Vancouver Canucks (14-15-9)
NHL Hockey: Friday, January 1, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -117 / Anaheim Ducks +106 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, RSNP
The Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks meet Friday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a big road victory after splitting their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 1.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 13 goals, Sami Vatanen has 14 assists and Rickard Rakell has 70 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 87.7 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 44 goals on 492 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 22 goals on 299 shots. Anderson has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks need a big win after losing five of their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 16 goals, Henrik Sedin has 24 assists and Radim Vrbata has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 76 goals on 836 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 25 goals on 300 shots. Miller has allowed 13 goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific. The Canucks are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games. The Ducks are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Vancouver and 10-3 in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Ducks have owned the Canucks recently, beating them in 10 of the last 13 meetings. Vancouver also isn't playing great hockey right now. I'll take the plus money here with the team that has the advantage.