Canucks vs Ducks: NHL wagering preview
The Vancouver Canucks and the Anaheim Ducks have played to OVER results for totals bettors in nine of their past 10 matchups heading into their game in California on Friday night.
The Ducks bounced the Canucks 7-3 in their first meeting this season on January 19, with Vancouver the -150 favorite on the NHL betting lines at home in that contest. Anaheim and Vancouver have split their last 10 meetings 5-5 heading into Friday's contest.
Anaheim will face the 1-1-1 Canucks. In totals betting, the Ducks are 2-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Canucks are 1-2 favoring the OVER.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Canucks listed as underdogs of +116 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5 over at 5Dimes.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Ducks and the No. 4-ranked Canucks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 1-ranked offense (6 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 26 at 4 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 60% rate while the Canucks have a 58.3% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -172 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Anaheim won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Flames on January 21. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Calgary are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Nashville are 4-6
After playing Calgary are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Canucks at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games when playing Anaheim
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Vancouver's last 8 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Vancouver's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Anaheim's last 5 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Anaheim's last 8 games when playing at home against Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Anaheim's last 14 games at home
Vancouver at San Jose, Sunday, January 27
Anaheim home to Nashville, Saturday, January 26