Ducks head north to face the Canucks
The Anaheim Ducks have managed to pick up the victory on the NHL betting lines in each of their last five games against the Vancouver Canucks as those teams meet on Monday night.
Anaheim and Vancouver last met on March 29, with the Canucks falling 5-1 at home at -104 on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks in that game. The OVER has paid off in seven of the last 10 games between the Western Conference teams.
The Ducks will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 50-20-8 this season, while the Canucks are 35-32-11. Anaheim is 41-34-3 on the totals; Vancouver is 29-41-8.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Canucks rated this week at No. 18 and the Ducks sitting at No. 19.
Anaheim lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Oilers on April 6. Bettors who backed the Oilers at +155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Vancouver was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They won as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 28-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.59 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 14.92% rate while the Ducks have a 81.32% rate on the penalty kill.
Anaheim home to San Jose, Wednesday, April 9th
Vancouver home to Colorado, Thursday, April 10th