Free NHL Picks for Canucks vs. Bruins

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 2:22 PM GMT

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 2:22 PM GMT

The Bruins host the Canucks on Tuesday at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts with the opening faceoff slated for 7:05 PM ET. Let's take a look at the NHL odds board for a better insight of where to lay our cash!

According to NHL betting odds Boston is a -180 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. The home team has won 7 of the last 9-games between these teams.

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Road Trip for Canucks

This will be the 3rd of a 5-game in 9-day road trip for the Vancouver Canucks. They’re 0-2 thus far on the trip after suffering a 2-0 loss at Detroit last night. The low scoring game versus the Red Wings halted a streak of 4 consecutive games going over the total for the Canucks. The Canucks are now 0-4 in the last 4, and 4-13 in their last 17-games overall versus the money line. After tonight they will conclude the trip with games at Montreal on Thursday and at Toronto on Saturday. The Canucks are currently 4th in the Pacific Division, while also clinging to the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, just 1-point ahead of the Phoenix Coyotes. They’ve also gone a dismal 1-7 in their last 8 road games versus the money line. Vancouver has scored 3 or more goals in just 3 of the last 12, and 7 of their last 22-games. The Canucks have gone over the total in just 6 of their last 23-games when playing with no rest.

Bruins Continue to Roll

The Boston Bruins are fresh off a 4-0 home win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. It was a dominating performance by the Bruins who outshot the Oilers by a wide 41-22 margin. Backup goaltender Chad Johnson was able to earn his first shutout of the season in the win, and improved his record to 10-3 on the season. This will be the final of a 4-game in 8-day home stand for Boston which has seen them go 2-1 thus far. The Bruins are a stellar 21-8 versus the money line at home this season, and has gone over the total in just 5 of those 29-games. On a negative note the Bruins will be playing with 2-days of rest, and they’re 0-4 in the last 4 in that situation. Boston enters today 1st in the Atlantic Division and 2nd overall in the Eastern Conference.

NHL Betting System

Any home team with a total of 5.0 or less, that converts on 17.5% or better of their power play attempts on the season, and they’ve had 30 or more shots on goal in each of their last 5-games, has gone under the total in 38 of those 55-games (69.1%) since the beginning of the 1996-1997 year. This matchup is bound to go under the total of 5.0 for our free NHL picks.

NHL Pick: Vancouver/Boston to go under the total of 5.0

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