Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Bruins vs Canucks Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Boston Bruins taking on the Vancouver Canucks Saturday December 5th at the Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Boston Bruins (13-8-2-1) vs. Vancouver Canucks (9-10-7-1)
Date: Saturday December 5th
Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: OFF
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total:OFF
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The Canucks have gone ice cold and look to change their fortunes when they take on the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.
Vancouver has struggled to find the back of the net and find the win column as they’ve fallen under the .500 mark.
The Bruins have been the complete opposite. Boston is surging right now, but they have cooled off a bit as they’ve dropped 2 straight games. Still, Boston has dug themselves out of an early season hole.
While the Bruins have dropped 2 straight games, both of those have come after regulation, giving them a point in each.
Boston has a point in 7 straight contests, going 5-0-2, in that span and have surged up the standings. Boston comes in off a loss to Calgary in a game where they conceded a goal in the final few seconds to tie things up and eventually lost in overtime.
The Bruins are getting contributions from a lot of different players, which is something they didn’t have at the beginning of the season.
Brad Marchand tallied 2 goals in the loss to Calgary on Friday and has scored 7 goals in the last 8 contests.
Tuukka Rask is expected to be in goal on Saturday despite allowing the game tying and game winning goal on Friday. Rask was schedule to be off, but came in relief during the 2nd period.
For the first time all season long, the Canucks find themselves under the .500 mark.
Vancouver has dropped four straight games going 0-2-2 in that span. During their 4 game skid, Vancouver has scored just 5 goals and are even struggling to get shots on net. The Canucks have just 16 shots in each of their last 2 games.
While they’ve scored just 5 goals, they’ve conceded 12 to the opposition. On the season, the Canucks have allowed an average of 2.74 goals per game.
The Canucks aren’t getting any sort of production from anyone besides the Sedin brothers. Daniel Sedin has 18 points over the last 12 games and Henrik 13 points.
The good news for Vancouver is that they have had a lot of success against the Bruins. The Canucks will search for their 5th win in 6 tries against Boston on Saturday.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Bruins are 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Bruins are 42-16 in their last 58 Saturday game
- Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
- Canucks are 3-13 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Canucks are 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Canucks are very sluggish and lacking confidence during this recent cold stretch. With the surge of the Bruins, this is a nice spot to take Boston.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Boston ML
The Bruins continue their hot streak with a road win in what should be a game where they have plenty of opportunities to score.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Boston 5- Vancouver 2
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