Avalanche vs Canucks NHL Odds & Betting Analysis

Avalanche vs Canucks NHL Odds & Betting Analysis

Written by on November 2, 2018

Even though they’re off to a solid start, the Vancouver Canucks just can’t get any respect. Despite being at home, Vancouver is slated as a slight home underdog to get the ‘upset’ win over a visiting Colorado Avalanche team that has gotten off to a great start this season. For me however, this contest has the look of a virtual lock for one of these teams. Now, let’s get to my expert NHL pick right now so we can find out why!

Avalanche vs Canucks NHL Odds & Betting Analysis

Why Bet On The Colorado Avalanche?

Why should you bet on Colorado in this contest? Well, the best reason would be because the Avalanche are the better statistical team at both ends of the ice. The Avs are averaging 3.5 goals per game right now compared to Vancouver’s 2.7 goals per contest. Defensively, the Avalanche are giving up 2.4 goals per game while the Canucks are giving up 3.1 goals per game defensively. Colorado will also have plenty of motivation after dropping two straight including their 6-5 road loss against Calgary on Thursday.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.54
  • Shots: 30.54
  • PP/PK Percentage: 25
Defense
  • Goals: 2.54
  • Shots: 33.23
  • PP/PK Percentage: 12.50

Why Bet On The Vancouver Canucks?

Why should you bet on Vancouver in this contest? Vancouver is playing at home where they’ve gone 4-2 so far this season. Not only that, but Colorado is a modest 4-3 on the road as well. In addition to that, the Canucks have won two straight in beating Minnesota 5-2 on Monday and Chicago 4-2 on Wednesday

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 2.86
  • Shots: 26.21
  • PP/PK Percentage: 17.50
Defense
  • Goals: 3.14
  • Shots: 32.43
  • PP/PK Percentage: 16.67

Avalanche vs Canucks NHL Betting Trends

  • Colorado is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Colorado is 5-10 SU in the last 15 games on the road
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 6 games
  • Vancouver is 15-6 ATS in the last 21 games
  • Vancouver is 8-3 SU in the last 11 games at home
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Vancouver’s last 11 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Avalanche vs Canucks

The Canucks were expected to struggle this season following the retirements of Daniel and Henrik Sedin, but that hasn’t been the case at all with Vancouver finding it has a star in the making in rookie Elias Petterson. Vancouver has gone 26-10 in the last 36 meetings against Colorado and 12-4 in their last 16 meetings in Vancouver. The Avalanche are an awful 21-55 in their last 76 road games and 11-32 in their last 43 games against teams from the Pacific division. Vancouver isn’t getting a whole lot of love, but they’re the pick for me, despite being a home underdog.

NHL Betting Pick: Vancouver 5 Colorado 3
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