Canucks vs Ducks Prediction - NHL Picks 3/3/24

Anaheim Ducks (22-35-3) vs Vancouver Canucks (38-17-7)

Game Info: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +148 / Vancouver Canucks -185 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks face off on Sunday in an NHL showdown at the Honda Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Canucks vs Ducks prediction.

Ducks Coming off Key Win

The Ducks haven’t had many nice wins this season, but the last game was one of them. The Ducks faced off against the New Jersey Devils and the offense scored four goals on the way to the victory. Max Jones had a strong game, putting up a goal and an assist. The Ducks are averaging 2.67 goals while their defense is giving up 3.55 goals per game. The offense is ranked 29th while the defense is ranked 29th. Frank Vatrano has scored 29 goals and added 19 assists so far this season. 

Canucks Have Lost Two Straight

The Canucks are suddenly struggling heading into this game, and they have lost two games in a row. Brock Boeser scored the only goal, finishing with one goal. The Canucks are averaging 3.58 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.79 goals per game. The offense is ranked 38th, while the defense is ranked 8th. The Canucks are the better team on paper, and this isn’t a loss that they can suffer. J.T Miller had a strong game, putting up 30 goals and adding 52 assists so far this season. The Canucks will meet the Kings, Golden Knights, and Jets after this one.

Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Facts

  • Frank Vatrano has scored a goal in four of the Ducks' last five home games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Adam Henrique has recorded at least one point in each of the Ducks' last nine games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Adam Henrique has recorded at least one assist in each of the Ducks' last nine games against Western Conference opponents.

Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts

  • Elias Lindholm has scored a goal in five of his last six appearances at Honda Center.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one point in each of the Canucks' last nine games against the Ducks.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded an assist in each of the Canucks' last four games at Honda Center.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Anaheim Ducks rank 29th in the league for goals per game this season (2.67).
  • The Anaheim Ducks rank 28th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.55).
  • The Vancouver Canucks rank 3rd in the league for goals per game this season (3.58).
  • 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.

Ducks vs Canucks Betting Prediction

The Canucks have lost two straight games, but they are still the much better fighter in this game. The Canucks are giving up only 2.79 goals per game, and the Ducks' offense has been a major issue all season. The Canucks are averaging 3.58 goals per game, and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Back the Canucks to secure the victory on the puck line. 

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

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