NHL playoffs handicappers are impressed that the Canucks were able to hold off the surging Blackhawks as they won game 7 of their hockey playoffs in overtime after blowing a 3-0 series lead.
The Vancouver Canucks will host the Nashville Predators in game one of their best of seven Western Conference Semi Final series tonight with a starting time of 9 PM ET and a telecast on Versus. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure to have your account open and ready for action!
Nashville is coming off an impressive series win with the hockey gambling odds in their own right as they defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 in games to advance to the Semi Finals for the first time in the history of their franchise.
Nashville is one of the better defensive teams in the NHL as they ranked 3rd in the league for goals against as Pekka Rinne had a 2.12 goals against average with 6 shutouts. Rinne struggled a bit against Anaheim in the playoffs with a 3.30 goals against average but was tough when he was needed the most.
Vancouver had their own goaltending crisis as 2010 Canadian Olympic hero Roberto Luongo was benched in game 6 but had to come in when backup Cory Schneider was injured as the Canucks lost and faced the prospect of blowing the series after taking a 3-0 lead in games with the hockey lines.
Luongo rallied in game 7 with 1 goal against as the Canucks took a thrilling 2-1 overtime win.
Nashville has lost 5 of their last 7 games when coming off a straight up win. The Predators have gone over the total in just 3 of their last 17 games on the road. Vancouver has gone over the total in just 3 out of their last 17 games.
The Canucks have paid out in 38 of their last 55 games when coming off a straight up win and are 35-17 versus teams with a winning record.
Vancouver has dominated Nashville at home as the Canucks entered this NHL playoffs series having lost just 6 of their last 20 games versus Nashville as a host with 8 of the last 10 games between the teams in Nashville going under the total.