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Detroit Red WingsVancouver Canucks
Dec 21, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena

Detroit Red Wings vs Vancouver Canucks Odds

21-10-1TEAM RECORD20-11-2

NHL wagering interest swings to the Vancouver vs Detroit battle on Wednesday at Rogers Arena as the Canucks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Vancouver battles the Red Wings, currently with a 21-10-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-15-2 for the Canucks and 15-17 for the Red Wings.

View Detroit vs Vancouver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Canucks as -120 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Canucks rated this week at No. 4 and the Red Wings sitting at No. 3.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 4-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 26.1% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Oilers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -159 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Vancouver was a 4-0 winner in its last match at home against the Wild. They won as -215 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 8-2
After playing Edmonton are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Red Wings at Canucks trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Vancouver is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Vancouver's last 9 games
Vancouver is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Calgary, Thursday, December 22
Vancouver home to Calgary, Friday, December 23