NHL Game Preview - Lightning underdogs vs Canucks at Vancouver
Tampa Bay Lightning
|23-12-4||January 01, 2014, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena||23-11-7|
Vancouver will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Lightning pay a visit to Rogers Arena.
The Canucks are 23-11-7 so far on the season. The Lightning, meanwhile, are 23-12-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Vancouver go 11-23-7 and the Lightning go 15-21-3 on the totals.
View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Canucks as -157 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Canucks) and the No. 20 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Rangers on December 29. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Vancouver was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Flyers. They lost as -140 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.38 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 14.73% while the Lightning defense kills off 81.95% of their penalties.
Tampa Bay at Calgary, Friday, January 3rd
Vancouver at Los Angeles, Saturday, January 4th