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NHL Betting Preview - Vancouver Canucks Underdogs vs Pittsburgh Penguins at Pittsburgh

Vancouver Canucks

vs

Pittsburgh Penguins
Thursday, December 04, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Consol Energy Centre

The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Vancouver Canucks pay a visit to Consol Energy Centre.

Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -140 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 1.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Computer Prediction: Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.3 win for the Penguins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

17-5-2 Pittsburgh battles the Canucks, currently with a 17-7-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 10-14 for the Penguins and 13-10-2 for the Canucks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Vancouver injuries news.

It's a NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Pittsburgh Penguins and the No. 12-ranked Vancouver Canucks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Penguins No. 2-ranked offense (3.42 goals per game) against a Vancouver Canucks defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.76 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 30.38% rate while the Canucks have a 84.34% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Vancouver was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They won as -102 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Penguins were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -200 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for OVER bettors.

Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Odds Trends

Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games on the road
Vancouver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vancouver

Next Betting Matchups

Vancouver at Toronto, Saturday, December 6th
Pittsburgh home to Ottawa, Saturday, December 6th

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