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Canucks face Boston Bruins: NHL odds preview and stats

Vancouver CanucksBoston Bruins
Jan 7, 1:00 PM | TD Garden

Vancouver Canucks vs Boston Bruins Odds

25-13-3TEAM RECORD26-10-1

Hockey bettors look for value at TD Garden on Saturday as host Boston battles the Vancouver Canucks in hockey odds action.

The Canucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 25-13-3 this season, while the Bruins are 26-10-1. Vancouver is 19-19-3 against the total, while Boston is 20-17 versus the number.

View Vancouver vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Bruins as -170 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Bruins - Canucks odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Vancouver is at No. 4.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 1-ranked offense (3.7 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Canucks have a 86.3% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -215 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Bruins were a 9-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -245 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Calgary are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Canucks at Bruins trends to consider:
Vancouver is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
Vancouver is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Vancouver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Vancouver is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games

Next up:
Vancouver at Florida, Monday, January 9
Boston home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 10