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Canucks are Second-Biggest Home Underdogs of the Year Tonight

There’s no disputing that the Canucks are a horrible hockey team. They’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games and their goal total is third-lowest in the NHL. Vancouver is so bad that they have bet up to being a +170 home underdog against the Rangers tonight.

At first glance, +170 doesn’t look that bad, but when you dig into the numbers a little bit, you understand just how godawful that line actually is and you see exactly what Vegas thinks of the shit show going on in Vancouver.

The Canucks moneyline tonight marks just the fourth time all season that a home team has faced moneyline odds of +150 or more. One of those other occurrences just so happened to involve this same ’Nucks team in a game Vancouver closed as the +173 home underdog against the Washington Capitals. Want to guess the outcome of that game? Yeah, you’re right, the Canucks lost and they did it well. The Caps came away with a 5-2 moneyline and puckline win and they almost cashed the OVER 5 all by themselves.

Home teams facing odds of +150 or bigger this year have an overall record of 1-2 but consider this. The last time the Vancouver Canucks faced the New York Rangers, they overcame +309 underdog odds on the road and stopped their nine-game skid in a 5-3 win against the highest-scoring team in the league.

I am in no way saying they're going to win and I actually have my own money on the Rangers -1.5 puckline tonight. What I am saying is that when you see ridiculous moneylines like that, you should almost always give them a sprinkle. The NHL has some of the best parity of any league in North America and in most cases, any team can win on a given night.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you might want to give Vancouver a shot tonight, but honestly – I can’t say I recommend it.

Games Where the Home Team had Moneyline Odds of +150 or More
Game DateHome MoneylineAway MoneylineHome ScoreAway Score
Capitals vs CanucksOct 29+173-19225
Coyotes vs Sharks Nov 1+156-17332
Capitals vs JetsNov 1+152-16823

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