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Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks - 3/5/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vancouver Canucks (27-30-7) at Anaheim Ducks (33-21-10)
Date & Time Sunday March 5, 2017, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Line
The Line: Anaheim Ducks / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under:
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The Anaheim Ducks look to stay hot on home ice as they welcome the Vancouver Canucks to the Honda Center on Sunday.

The Canucks look to build on their impressive outing against the Los Angeles Kings last night as they continue their California road trip for a battle with the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday as they look to snap out of their ugly skid against the Western Conference. The Canucks have struggled mightily on the road over the last season and a half as they are a very disappointing 19-45 in their last 64 away from home and with their playoff chances dwindling with each passing game they will likely turn their attention to the offseason very soon. Vancouver is 1-5 in their last six against the Pacific division and with the Ducks having another strong season on home ice that stretch should continue here.

The Ducks meanwhile are looking to move closer to locking up a playoff spot in the Pacific division and with the way they have bene playing against divisional foes of late they should be in a good position to do so in the coming weeks. Anaheim is 25-11 in their last 36 against the Pacific division and a very impressive 40-16 in their last 56 Sunday games while their opponents have lost five of their last six to wrap up the weekend and the odds makers favour the home side here who is expected to do some damage and fill the short sheet.

The Canucks are 2-5 in their last seven when playing in a back to back and 1-4 in their last five overall while the Ducks are 12-5 in their last 17 against a team with a losing record and 12-4 in their last 16 playing on one day’s rest. The Canucks held on for a win last night but I think they get back to form here as the Ducks over match them and get a big home win.

Pick:
Anaheim Ducks -0.5
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