Pittsburgh Vancouver Betting Preview


Vancouver Canucks

Pittsburgh Penguins
5-3-0 October 19, 2013, 01:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre 6-1-0



Vancouver pays a visit to Pittsburgh on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Penguins snipers in hockey action at Consol Energy Centre.

The Canucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-3-0 this season, while the Penguins are 6-1-0. Vancouver is 2-4-2 against the total, while Pittsburgh is 3-4 versus the number.

View Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Penguins as -191 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Penguins and the No. 21-rated Canucks in this matchup.

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Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Sabres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -130 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -145 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.86 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.75 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 28.57% while the Canucks defense kills off 92.31% of their penalties.

A few Canucks at Penguins trends to consider:
Vancouver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Vancouver is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games
Vancouver is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games at home


Next up:
Vancouver at Columbus, Sunday, October 20th
Pittsburgh at Quebec, Monday, October 21st
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