Hockey betting handicappers see Vancouver as one of the most balanced teams on the online hockey betting board and as a team that can go all the way to the finals.
The Vancouver Canucks will host the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night with a start time of 10 PM ET. Be sure and open your account at Sports Gambling for side and total action on this matchup of Western Conference playoff contenders.
Anaheim had a record of 29-21-2-2 with the hockey gambling odds and has been in good form recently with 7 payouts in 10 games from January 9 through February 5 to get back into prime playoff position. The Ducks were 12-13-2-1 on the road and went under the total in 17 of 28 away games.
Defense has been the key to Anaheim’s resurgence as they ranked 13th for goals against which has made up for a weak offense that ranked 22nd for goal scoring. Corey Perry led the Ducks with 56 points and top goalie Jonas Hiller had a 2.56 goals against average.
Vancouver had a record of 34-10-4-5 and was a strong 18-3-1-4 with the hockey lines at home. The Canucks went under the total in 12 of their 26 games as a host and scored 5 consecutive payouts from January 24 through February 4.
Daniel Sedin led the Canucks in scoring with 69 points and Roberto Luongo had a tidy 2.24 goals against average. The Canucks ranked 2nd in the NHL for goal scoring and were 3rd for goals against to make for one of the most complete teams in the league.
Vancouver has won 3 of the last 4 meetings in this head to head series which has gone over the total in 8 of the last 10 matchups overall, including 3 straight. This is the third meeting of the season between these two teams. Anaheim scored a 4-3 home payout over Vancouver on October 13 and Vancouver returned the favor with a 5-4 home payout on December 8.
Vancouver has won 5 of their last 7 home games against Anaheim with 2 of the last 3 meetings between the teams in Vancouver going under the hockey betting total.