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NHL Betting Preview - Vancouver Canucks Underdogs vs Florida Panthers at Florida

The visiting Vancouver Canucks hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at BankAtlantic Center against the Florida Panthers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Vancouver Canucks in this one, they Canucks listed earlier today as underdogs of 140 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-1.1 result in favor of the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Vancouver Canucks vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Panthers currently sport a record of 17-12-4. The Vancouver Canucks are 12-14-8. Betting totals have seen the Panthers post a 11-14-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canucks have gone 14-14-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Vancouver injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Florida Panthers rated this week at No. 16 and the Vancouver Canucks sitting at No. 28.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Florida Panthers No. 13-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a Vancouver Canucks defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.85 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 19.42% rate while the Canucks have a 78.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Vancouver was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Red Wings. Bettors on Vancouver at +165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +110 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Vancouver is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Vancouver is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games when playing Florida
  • Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Florida is 5-12-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing Vancouver
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games when playing Vancouver

Next Betting Matchups

Vancouver at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, December 22nd
Florida home to Ottawa, Tuesday, December 22nd