Detroit Red Wings vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction NHL Picks 2/15/24

Vancouver Canucks (36-12-6) vs Detroit Red Wings (27-19-6)

Game Info: Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -149 / Detroit Red Wings +120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Red Wings and the Vancouver Canucks meet in NHL action from Rogers Arena on Thursday night. Who comes out ahead in this inter-conference matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Red Wings vs. Canucks Prediction.

Detroit Red Wings Team Preview

The Detroit Red Wings come into this one looking to bounce back from an 8-4 loss to Edmonton last time out. Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings in scoring with 47 points including a team-high 23 goals while Alex DeBrincat has 45 points with 19 goals and 26 assists. Lucas Raymond also has 42 points with 14 goals and 28 assists and Shayne Gostisbehere has 32 points with a team-high 25 assists. Ville Husso has gone 9-5-2 in goal for Detroit this season with a 3.53 GAA and an .893 save percentage while James Reimer is 4-6-2 with an .894 save percentage and 3.22 GAA and Alex Lyon is 14-7-2 with a 2.76 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

Detroit Red Wings Team Facts

  • The Red Wings have won each of their last four games as underdogs against the Canucks.
  • The home team has covered the puck line in seven of the Red Wings' last eight games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Red Wings' last 12 games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The home team has won the third period in each of the Red Wings' last four games.

Vancouver Canucks Team Preview

The Vancouver Canucks come into this one looking to build on back-to-back wins after a 4-2 win over Chicago last time out. J.T. Miller leads the Canucks with 69 points including 23 goals and 46 assists while Quinn Hughes has 66 points with 12 goals and a team-high 54 assists. Elias Pettersson’s added 69 points of his own with 28 goals as well as 41 assists and Brock Boeser’s chipped in 54 points with a team-high 30 goals. Filip Hronek’s added 41 points with 37 assists as well for the Canucks this season. Thatcher Demko’s gone 29-9-1 with a 2.44 GAA and a .919 save percentage in goal for Vancouver while Casey DeSmith is 7-3-5 with a 2.65 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season.

Vancouver Canucks Team Facts

  • The Canucks have won each of their last six home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Canucks have covered the puck line in each of their last six home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Canucks have won the third period in five of their last six games at Rogers Arena following a road win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Canucks' last four home games against Atlantic Division opponents.

Red Wings vs. Canucks Prediction

I’m on the over here. These are the two highest-scoring teams in the NHL and both have been playing very well as of late so there’s no reason for me to think that won’t carry forward here. The Canucks play their best on the road and the Red Wings have had a ton of success in this matchup in recent years. I think this one’s going to be a fun watch with plenty of goals so give me the over.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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