Bruins vs. Canucks - 1/21/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (19-17-11) at Boston Bruins (23-16-5)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -185 / Vancouver Canucks +166 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins meet Thursday night at the TD Garden.
The Vancouver Canucks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 19 goals, Henrik Sedin has 28 assists and Radim Vrbata has 157 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 83 goals on 972 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 38 goals on 488 shots. Miller has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Boston Bruins also need a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 27 percent of their power plays. Patrice Bergeron leads Boston with 18 goals, Loui Eriksson has 23 assists and Brad Marchand has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 80 goals on 970 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 29 goals on 341 shots. Rask has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 5-13 in their last 18 road games. The Bruins are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 72-34 in their last 106 vs. a team with a losing record. The home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The Canucks are starting to look like the Sabres when it comes to road games, as they've lost 13 of their last 18. The Bruins also feast on teams with losing records. Give me Boston here.