Ducks vs. Canucks - 4/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (27-36-13) at Anaheim Ducks (43-23-10)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -290 / Vancouver Canucks +256 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, FSW2
The Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday night at the Honda Center.
The Vancouver Canucks haven’t won back-to-back games since March 9-12. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 27 goals, Jannik Hansen has 13 assists and Sven Baertschi has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 126 goals on 1,515 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 73 goals on 876 shots. Miller has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Anaheim Ducks look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 32 goals, Rickard Rakell has 23 assists and Ryan Kesler has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.6 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 88 goals on 1,062 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 68 goals on 852 shots. Andersen has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.
The Canucks are 10-21 in their last 31 games playing on 0 days rest and 21-43 in their last 64 overall. The Ducks are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games. The Canucks are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim and 4-11 in the last 15 meetings overall.
The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams. So, instead of playing with the heavy lines, I'm going to side with the under in this spot.