Penguins vs Canucks Prediction NHL Picks 2/27/24

Vancouver Canucks (38-16-6) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (26-21-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -132 / Pittsburgh Penguins +107 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vancouver Canucks prediction.

Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming off wins over the Canadiens and Flyers. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.98 goals per game and are scoring on 14.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 32 goals, Erik Karlsson has 35 assists, and Jake Guentzel has 185 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.71 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 90 goals on 1,016 shots faced, and Alex Nedelijkovic has given up 48 goals on 565 shots.

Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview

The Vancouver Canucks recently lost to the Avalanche and Kraken, while beating the Bruins. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.63 goals per game and are scoring on 22.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 33 goals, Quinn Hughes has 58 assists and Elias Pettersson has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.73 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 108 goals on 1,300 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has allowed 50 goals on 471 shots.

Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts

  • J.T. Miller has scored a goal in four of his last five home appearances against the Penguins.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one point in each of the Canucks' last eight games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Quinn Hughes has recorded at least one assist in each of the Canucks' last six games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • J.T. Miller has scored the first goal in three of the Canucks' last four night games.
  • Elias Pettersson ranks T1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (9) this season.

Pittsburgh Penguins Player Prop Facts

  • Erik Karlsson has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight appearances with his team as an underdog against the Canucks.
  • Jake Guentzel has scored at least one goal in four of his five previous appearances at Rogers Arena.
  • Erik Karlsson has recorded at least one assist in each of his last seven appearances with his team as an underdog against the Canucks.
  • Marcus Pettersson ranks 1st in the Metropolitan Division for Plus/Minus (+23) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Vancouver Canucks rank 2nd in the league for goals per game this season (3.63).
  • The Vancouver Canucks are one of three teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.71).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 28th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.67%).

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vancouver Canucks prediction

The Pittsburgh Penguins are showing signs of getting their act together and putting together a run, but as I've said many times this season, the Canucks and reasonable prices are hard to turn down. Even with some losses lately, the Canucks are still one of the best teams in the league and not a team I'm looking to fade at reasonable prices. The Canucks are 20-5-2 at home this season, and they're the second most profitable team in the sport, even with losses in 4 of their last 5 games. I'll continue to back the Canucks unless these losses really get out of hand. Give me the Canucks.

Randy’s Pick Vancouver Canucks -132

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