NHL online betting handicappers see the Canucks as one of the most complete and balanced teams in the Western Conference and a NHL hockey betting threat to win the Stanley Cup.
The Vancouver Canucks will host the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night with a starting time of 10 PM ET. This is a potential Western Conference playoff matchup and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds for this game so be sure and have your account open and ready for action.
Phoenix was struggling with the hockey betting line as of late and slipped down to 4th place in the Pacific Division standings. The Coyotes have proven to be a solid value on the road however with a mark of 18-12-3-2 away from home.
Ownership issues and the threat of a franchise move continue to plague Phoenix and yet they have shown remarkable focus on the ice despite a shaky future over the past several seasons that has no resolution in sight as of yet.
Vancouver had a record of 44-16-4-5 with the hockey odds and was a strong 23-7-1-4 at home. The Canucks were all but guaranteed the top seed in the Western Conference come playoff time and were strong on both ends of the ice as they ranked 3rd in the NHL for goal scoring while ranking number one in the NHL for goals against on defense.
The twin Sedin brothers, Daniel and Henrik, have led the offensive attack as left winger Daniel had 35 goals and 51 assists while center Henrik had 16 goals and 65 assists.
Center Ryan Kessler was another threat with 33 goals and 27 assists while goaltender Roberto Luongo had a 2.22 goals against average with 31 wins and 3 shutouts. Vancouver had the top ranked power play in the NHL and was 2nd for penalty killing.
Phoenix has struggled mightily on the road against the Canucks with just 3 payouts in their last 18 games at Vancouver. The series has gone under the total in the last 6 meetings between the two teams at Vancouver. Vancouver has won the last 2 NHL online betting matchups in this series overall with both of those games going over the total.