Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canucks vs Avalanche NHL Odds
Looking for Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Canucks taking on the Avalanche on Wednesday February 27th at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Canucks Avalanche matchup.
(27-28-5) Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche (27-24-11)
Date: Wednesday February 27th
Time: 9:30 PM
Venue: Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Rockies -187
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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The Vancouver Canucks were finally able to halt a prior losing streak in their last outing as they picked up a win over the Anaheim Ducks. In this contest, Vancouver sprinted out to a 2-0 lead early in the matchup while having Bo Harvat to score two goals within the final two periods (including a PP goal in 2nd) to seal the shutout victory.
The Colorado Avalanche were sitting in the final spot within the Central standings. However, they have since moved up a bit within the conference in winning four of their last five contests; Yet, they fell to the Florida Panthers most recently as Aaron Ekblad score the all-important overtime goal for the Panthers in what was a back and forth game throughout.
Vancouver scored over two goals for the first time in four outings as they put up four goals on the Aneheim Ducks, as they picked up their 8th shutout of the season. Shot leader Bo Horvat (182) scored twice for his 22nd and 23rd goal of the season as the Canucks obtained 29 shots on goal.
In all, Horvat has scored three goals in the last three games for the Canucks on 11 shots on goal. Point leader in Elias Patterson has scored just one goal in the last five for Vancouver while having racked up five points during this time as well.
Jakub Markstrom (23-18-4) was perfect in goal with 29 saves, total, as the Canucks won just their third game in ten outings, overall. However, they were successful in their last outing versus the Avalanche as they picked up the 4-goal win earlier this month as the Canucks built a 3-0 lead before the Avalanche scored their first and only goal on the night by Matt Calvert (10).
The Avalanche dropped their third straight overtime game as they fell to the Florida Panthers on a night where both teams went back and forth scoring goals throughout regulation. However, Ekblad’s goal in overtime was the clincher as the Panthers handed Colorado only their second loss in their last seven games.
Tyson Jost (9) along with Mikko Rantanen (26) got the scoring going for the Avalanche in the first period. However, the Panthers came roaring back to score four of the next five goals of the game thanks to Troy Brower along with Evgenii Dadonov getting the scoring started in which to tie the score at 2-all.
Shot leader Nathan McKinnon (32) followed up a two-goal, 1 assists, 6 shot night in having just four unsuccessful attempts at a score versus the Panthers. On the other hand, point leader in Rantanen (80) has scored 2 goals, assisted in 2 scores, while also racking up a point in each of the last four games for Colorado.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Under is 3-0-2 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado.
- Canucks is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado.
- Underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Canucks is 28-10 in the last 38 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
The Avalanche have been able to put some scores in goal in their last few outings, yet, they only score a single goal in their last meeting versus Vancouver. The Canucks have struggled entering this matchup, however, picked up some momentum in winning versus the Ducks in their last outing. Look for this to be a very competitive game amongst two teams where one happens to be ranked within the top ten teams in the league in goals/shots per game. Also, both defenses are allowing over three goals per outing as well. Nonetheless, look for the Avalanche to pick up the slim 5-4 victory as the under will be the much stronger play in what will be an offensive display throughout.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Canucks 4 – Avalanche 5
As stated, Vancouver came out of an offensive slump in their last outing while the over has been the play in three of the last four games for the suddenly resurgent Avalanche. The over has also been the play in three of the last four games for Colorado at Pepsi Center. With that being said, look for the trends to continue in this contest on Wednesday as well as a high-scoring game should be expected.
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