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Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Pick and Betting Preview

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Vancouver Canucks dueling the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday at PPG Paints Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Vancouver Canucks in this one, they Canucks listed earlier today as underdogs of 201 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.8-1.9 win for the Penguins on Wednesday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Vancouver Canucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 10-8-3 this season, while the Penguins are 11-8-3. Vancouver is 10-11 against the total, while Pittsburgh is 11-11 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Vancouver injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Penguins, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Vancouver Canucks, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.68 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.81 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 22.89% while the Canucks defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Canucks were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at +147 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Blackhawks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at +129 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Vancouver is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Vancouver is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Vancouver is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Vancouver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Vancouver at New Jersey, Friday, November 24th
Pittsburgh at Boston, Friday, November 24th