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Moneyline favors Canucks in battle with Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche

Vancouver Canucks
20-7-0 December 08, 2013, 08:00 PM | Rogers Arena 16-10-5

The Canucks get a visit from the Colorado Avalanche in hockey action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

This season the Canucks are 16-10-5 overall while the Avalanche are 20-7-0. As for the totals, Vancouver is 9-16-6 on the OU, and Colorado is 11-15-1.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Canucks in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -152 on most hockey betting menus early today for Sunday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game puts the Canucks, most recently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Avalanche, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Flames on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -118 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Canucks were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.68 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.3 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 14.85% while the Avalanche defense kills off 80.95% of their penalties.

Next up:
Colorado home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, December 10th
Vancouver home to Hartford , Monday, December 9th