Vancouver Canucks vs. Detroit Red Wings - 10/15/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Red Wings (3-2) at Vancouver Canucks (2-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -155 / Detroit Red Wings +140 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks look to stay undefeated on home ice as they welcome the Detroit Red Wings to town who have won their first two games of the season away from home.
The Wings head into Rogers Arena looking to spoil the party for the Canucks home fans as the two sides meet up in an early season show down between Western Conference foes. Detroit has been a team in transition over the last few seasons but they look as though they are back on track to competing for a playoff spot as they have a great young core of players led by Anthony Mantha, Dylan Larkin, and Tyler Bertuzzi and it wouldn’t come as a shock to see them back in the mix this season. Detroit is 3-2 to start the season and both of their wins have come on the road which puts them in a decent position here as a sizeable underdog where they have thrived over the last 30 games in which they have sported a 22-8 record. Jimmy Howard is expected to get the start as he will face off against Thatcher Demko who is slated to get the call in the Vancouver crease.
The Canucks are rolling on home ice as they are 2-0 so far this season at Rogers Arena and 5-0 dating back to last season and will be well rested heading into this one against the Wings who have logged plenty of action in the early going. Vancouver named Bo Horvat as the team’s latest captain and they will be leaning on him and the rest of their young core to get the team back into the discussion in the Western Conference playoffs and with so much uncertainty in the Pacific division they have a great chance at getting there. Vancouver is 7-16 in their last 23 games on two days rest and are 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Atlantic division.
The Wings are 18-38 in their last 56 road games and 18-45 in their last 63 against a team with a winning record while the Canucks are 2-7 in their last 9 Tuesday games and have hit the under in 4 of their last 5 home games. Vancouver and Detroit are two very even teams and as such the value lies with the visitors in what is a toss up at best.