Bet Ducks on the Moneyline Over the Canucks for NHL Picks

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, November 9, 2014 3:45 PM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 3:45 PM UTC

Our NHL capper provides us with a betting preview on tonight’s game between Vancouver/Anaheim. Read this revealing article that concludes with a NHL free pick on the money line.

Battle in the Pacific
The Ducks will host the Canucks at the Honda Center in Anaheim tonight with the opening face-off slated for 9:05 PM ET. According to the NHL odds at Pinnacle, the Ducks are a -155 money line favorite, and the posted total is 5.5. This will be the first meeting of the season between these Pacific Division rivals. Anaheim went a perfect 5-0 last season versus the Canucks, and outscored them by a wide 24-6 margin.


Wrapping up the Road Trip
Tonight will be the finale of a 4-game in 6-day road trip for the Canucks that’s seen them go 2-1 thus far. However, they’re coming off a 5-1 blowout loss last night at the hands of the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. Despite the loss, Vancouver has gone a very profitable 6-2 in their last 8 versus the money line, and is a stellar 10-5 on the season. They’ve also gone an impressive 6-3 against the money line on the road. The Canucks will most likely turn to Eddie Lack in goal tonight, after Ryan Miller was between the pipes on Saturday. Lack has gone 0-3 in his 3-starts this season with a lofty 4.09 GAA, and .881 save percentage.


Making a Fortune on Ducks under the Total
The Anaheim Ducks enter tonight having seen each of their previous 11-games go under the total. After starting the season by scoring 29-goals in their first 8-games, the Ducks have been in an offensive funk since. Anaheim has scored only 11-goals combined over their last 7-games. They’ve shown some positive signs offensively in recent contests by averaging 35.3 shot on goal during their previous 3-games. Frederik Andersen will be in goal for the Ducks tonight, and he’s been nothing short of spectacular this season. Andersen is 7-2 in his 9-starts with a superb .939 save percentage. The Ducks will be without leading goal scorer Corey Perry who’s sidelined by the flu.


Final Analysis
The Ducks will have a decisive edge in goal tonight with Frederik Andersen over Eddie Lack. Anaheim will also be catching the Canucks at the tail end of a road trip, playing with no rest, and their 3rd game in 4-days. My lean for your NHL picks tonight goes the way of the home side.

Free NHL Pick: Anaheim -155 over Vancouver at 5Dimes

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