Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks - 2/16/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Anaheim Ducks (23-27-7) at Vancouver Canucks (32-21-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -183 / Anaheim Ducks +165 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 18 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 25 assists and Rickard Rakell has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 125 goals on 1,280 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 47 goals on 515 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last nine games.
The Vancouver Canucks need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Pettersson leads Vancouver with 23 goals, Quinn Hughes has 36 assists and Tanner Pearson has 138 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 111 goals on 1,355 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed 51 goals on 559 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
The Ducks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 18-38 in their last 56 road games and 2-7 in their last 9 Sunday games. The Canucks are 8-1 in their last 9 games as a favorite, 14-3 in their last 17 home games and 16-7 in their last 23 overall. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 road games. The over is 5-2-1 in Canucks last 8 overall. The Ducks are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Vancouver and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Canucks, so a case can be made for the plus money, however, this team is god awful on the road and the defense is horrendous most nights. The Vancouver Canucks have been one of the better home teams in the league over the last month and have the offensive horses to expose that Ducks defense. I'll side with the Vancouver Canucks and the reasonable price.