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Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators Betting Matchup Report

Nashville Predators

Vancouver Canucks
22-22-7 January 23, 2014, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena 26-16-9

The Canucks get a visit from the Nashville Predators in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Canucks sit at 26-16-9 on the season; in comparison, the Predators are currently 22-22-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Vancouver is 15-28-8 OU, and Nashville is 20-22-9 OU.

View Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Vancouver sat as -186 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Canucks rated this week at No. 20 and the Predators sitting at No. 10.

In their last action, Nashville was a 4-1 winner at home against the Stars. Bettors on Nashville at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Canucks were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.53 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.98 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 14.72% while the Predators defense kills off 81.05% of their penalties.

Next up:
Nashville at Calgary, Friday, January 24th
Vancouver home to Phoenix, Sunday, January 26th