Bet Road Dogs as Value NHL Pick in Capitals vs. Canucks

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:38 PM UTC

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 12:38 PM UTC

Our NHL betting odds guru examines tonight’s game between the Capitals/Canucks. Read this insightful NHL betting preview article which includes a money line free pick.

Capital Clash for the Canucks
The Canucks will entertain the Capitals tonight at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver with a scheduled start time of 9:35 PM ET. According to the NHL odds at Heritage, the Canucks are a -130 money line favorite, and the posted total is 5.5. These teams met twice last season with each team winning on home ice.


Finale of Western Canada Road Swing
Tonight will be the last of a 3-game in 5-day road trip for the Washington Capitals. They’ve gone 1-1 so far on the trip, and are coming off a strong effort last night in a 3-1 win at Calgary. Last night’s win improved their record to 4-3 this season, and each of their last 3-games have gone under the total. Washington has gone a sizzling 4-for-9 (44.4%) on the power play in their three road games this season. The Capitals have outscored opponents in the 2nd and 3rd period of games this season 14-6.


Canucks look to Rebound off Blowout Loss
Vancouver returns home tonight after completing a 3-game in 4-day road trip versus Western Conference opponents. They went 1-2, and the trip ended with a 7-3 loss in Denver versus the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. During the past two seasons, the Canucks have gone under the total in all 6 at home following 3 consecutive road games.  The Canucks have scored 3-goals or more in each of their past 3-games. They’ve gone under the total in their last 9 at home after scoring 3-goals or more in each of their previous 2-games.


Final Analysis
The Canucks are averaging 3.3 goals per game so far this season. As I alluded to earlier, they’re coming off a 7-3 loss in their previous game. This will set up a profitable money line situation for the road underdog in this exact situation, and that betting system will be a telling factor in one of my NHL picks for today.

Any road team against the money line, versus an opponent that’s averaging 3.0 goals or more per game on the season, and they’re coming off a loss by 3-goals or more in their previous game, has gone 166-128 (56.5%) during the past 5-seasons. Following this NHL betting system during the last 5-seasons, has made $100 a game bettors $5160, $500 bettors $25,800, and dime players $51,600.

Free NHL Pick: Capitals +120 over the Canucks at Bet365

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