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Vancouver Canucks vs. Detroit Red Wings - 2/28/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Red Wings (24-26-10) at Vancouver Canucks (26-29-6)
Date & Time Tuesday February 28, 2017, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Line
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -115 / Detroit Red Wings +104 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
FS-Detroit
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Rogers Arena and the Vancouver Canucks host the Detroit Red Wings in late night NHL hockey on Tuesday.

With the Detroit Red Wings heading into their bye week, the team was being blanketed with trade rumors as the postseason is getting further away, especially following a 3-1 defeat at Joe Louis Arena to the New York Islanders who struggle on the road. Not this time with Calvin de Haan, John Tavares and Josh Bailey supplying the Islanders with goals to help Thomas Greiss and his 26 saves to the victory as New York is trying to stay in contention for a Wild Card. On the flip side, Detroit’s record of 26 straight playoff appearances took another step back with Henrik Zetterberg scoring the Red Wings lone goal with Petr Mrazek absorbing the loss with a 19 save effort.

As teams struggle coming off their bye week, we saw the San Jose Sharks come of the extended time off with a 4-1 victory at the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. No rust for the Sharks who were strong at both ends of the ice with balanced scoring and airtight goaltending. The Sharks received goals from Tomas Hertl Logan Couture, Mikkel Boedker and Patrick Marleau while Martin Jones was in top form with a 35 save performance to pick up the win. The Canucks were also coming off  their bye but they were a bit shorthanded with five players missing the game because of mumps. Vancouver’s lone goal came off the stick of Daniel Sedin while Ryan Miller was saddled with the defeat after recording 22 stops.

The Red Wings are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest and the over is 3-0-1 in Red Wings last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest while the Red Wings are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The over is 2-0-2 in Canucks last 4 following a home loss of 3 or more goals and the over is 3-0-1 in Canucks last 4 following a loss of 3 or more goals while the over is 4-0-2 in Canucks last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Vancouver and the under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings while the Red Wings are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Red Wings and the under have been dependable in this match up but Detroit is struggling and Vancouver might have players out so I lean under while looking in to this one which is a pass from what I’ve seen…

Pick:
under 5 // will update // 2 more Canucks sick...looks like a game to avoid

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