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Vancouver Canucks vs Boston Bruins Preview

Boston Bruins

Vancouver Canucks
22-8-2 December 14, 2013, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena 19-10-5

The Canucks get a visit from the Boston Bruins in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Vancouver battles the Bruins, currently with a 22-8-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 9-19-6 for the Canucks and 7-14-11 for the Bruins.

View Boston Bruins vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Canucks in this one found them earlier as -110 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Canucks - Bruins odds would favor the Canucks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vancouver is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 10.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Oilers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -144 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Vancouver was a 4-0 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Vancouver at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 15.45% while the Bruins defense kills off 86.27% of their penalties.

Next up:
Boston home to Calgary, Tuesday, December 17th
Vancouver at Minnesota, Tuesday, December 17th