NHL Game Preview - Predators underdogs vs Canucks at Vancouver
Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks Odds
The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Vancouver and Nashville on Thursday, with the host Canucks trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
The Canucks bring a 12-7-6 record to the battle against the 11-9-6 Predators. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Vancouver go 11-11-3 so far and the Predators go 8-17-1.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Canucks as -157 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
The Canucks - Predators odds would favor the Canucks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vancouver is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Nashville is at No. 27.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.3 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 14.7% while the Predators defense kills off 78.4% of their penalties.
Nashville won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Stars on March 12. Bettors who backed the Predators at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Vancouver was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Vancouver at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 6-4
After playing Columbus are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Predators at Canucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Nashville's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Nashville's last 16 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Nashville's last 24 games
Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Vancouver's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Vancouver's last 16 games when playing at home against Nashville
Vancouver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nashville
Nashville at Calgary, Friday, March 15
Vancouver home to Detroit, Saturday, March 16