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Vancouver Canucks vs Philadelphia Flyers Preview

Philadelphia Flyers

Vancouver Canucks
18-16-4 December 30, 2013, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena 23-11-6

The Vancouver Canucks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Flyers arrive at Rogers Arena on Monday.

Vancouver will face the 18-16-4 Flyers. In totals betting, the Canucks are 10-23-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Flyers are 16-17-5 favoring the OVER.

View Philadelphia Flyers vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Vancouver sat as -142 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Canucks and the No. 7-rated Flyers in this matchup.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Oilers on December 28. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Flames on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -145 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.82 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 15.2% while the Flyers defense kills off 82.69% of their penalties.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Calgary, Tuesday, December 31st
Vancouver home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, January 1st