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Vancouver Canucks take on Avalanche in hockey test

Vancouver Canucks

Colorado Avalanche
34-30-10 March 27, 2014, 09:00 PM | Pepsi Center 45-21-6

The visiting Canucks hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Pepsi Center against the Colorado Avalanche.

Supporters of the Canucks have seen them go 34-30-10 so far this season, while the Avalanche are at 45-21-6. In totals betting, the Avalanche are 37-33-2, while the Canucks are 28-38-8.View Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

The Avalanche were listed earlier today as -173 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

This game puts the Avalanche, most recently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Canucks, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at +150 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Colorado was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Predators. Bettors on Colorado at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.07 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.68 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 20.18% while the Canucks defense kills off 83.53% of their penalties.

A few Canucks at Avalanche trends to consider:
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Vancouver is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games
Vancouver is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games at home
Colorado is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing Vancouver

Next up:
Vancouver home to Anaheim, Saturday, March 29th
Colorado home to San Jose, Saturday, March 29th