Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks - 2/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM (TD Garden)

BOS -185, O/U 6

The Vancouver Canucks travel to Boston, MA on Tuesday for a game against the Bruins in a matchup of teams from the Western and Eastern Conference.  In their last game, Vancouver was defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes by the score of 4-3 in a shootout.  The Canucks received 2 goals from Elias Pettersson to go along with a goal from Tyler Myers, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Hurricanes.  Vancouver goalie Thatcher Demko started in net and recorded the loss as he allowed 3 goals on the 32 shots that he faced in regulation against Carolina. 

On the year the Canucks are now 30-18-5, which puts them in 1st place in the Pacific Division. Vancouver is lead in points and goals by Elias Pettersson who has recorded 55 points and 23 goals on the year, including 7 goals while on the power play.  J.T. Miller leads the Canucks in assists on the year as he has recorded 33 so far this season.  The Canucks have received decent goal play from both of their goalies Thatcher Demko is 10-5-2 with a goals against average of 2.92 on the season while the Canucks’ other goalie Jacob Markstrom is 20-13-3 on the year with 1 shutout and a 2.70 goals against average.  The Canucks enter Tuesday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Michael Ferland and Tyler Motte are on injured reserve.

The Boston Bruins welcome the Vancouver Canucks to town on Tuesday after winning their last game against the Minnesota Wild by the score of 6-1.  The Bruins received 2 goals from Torey Krug to go along with goals from Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Anders Bjork and Jake DeBrusk. Boston goalie Jaroslav Halak was in net for the Bruins and recorded the win, making saves on 25 of 26 Minnesota shots on the night. 

The Bruins are currently 31-10-12 on the season and are currently in 1st place in the Atlanta Division. David Pastrnak leads the Bruins in points with 75 on the season.  Pastrnak also leads the Bruins in goals on the year as he has recorded 38 on the season.  Brad Marchand is Boston’s leader in assists with 46 on the year.  The goalies for Boston have been strong all season as Tuukka Rask is currently 18-4-6 with 2 shutouts and a goals against average of 2.23.  Backup goalie Jaroslav Halak currently has a record of 13-6 -6 with 3 shutouts and a goals against average of 2.42.  The Bruins have 1 player listed on their injury report as Jakub Lauko is out.

The Vancouver Canucks have scored an average of 3.28 goals per game this season while allowing 2.96 goals per game.  The Boston Bruins have scored 3.34 goals per game while allowing 2.45 goals per game.  Both teams are 4-1 in their last 5 games and the Bruins have won 3 games in a row.  The total has gone over in 8 of Vancouver's last 10 games on the road. The total has gone under in 10 of Boston's last 15 games. The total has gone over in 6 of Boston's last 7 games against Vancouver.  With both teams playing well, this should be a very good game, but I will be going with the Bruins in this one as they are 17-2-9 at home this season.  Bruins win 5-3. 

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Travis’s Pick Boston Bruins -185(ML)

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.