NHL Monday Picks of the Day

Ross Benjamin

Monday, December 9, 2013 3:16 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 3:16 PM UTC

The Canucks host the Hurricanes on Monday night at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Find out where we believe the best value lies.

According to NHL betting odds the Canucks are a -170 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.5.

Carolina enters tonight’s game winners of 3 in a row, and 5 of their last 7. In their current 3-game win streak the Hurricanes were dominant in outscoring their opponents by a combined 14-4. This will be the first of a 4-game in 6-day west coast road trip for the Canes. They’ve been a solid road team this season going 6-7. They’re coming off a 5-3 home win versus San Jose on Friday. That’s significant from the standpoint of the Canes being 6-0 in their last 6 following a game they scored 5-goals or more. They will also be facing a Vancouver team which is just 7-8 on the money line at home this year. Carolina has gone 7-3 in their last 10 road games versus an opponent with a money line home losing record.

NHL Super System

Any team that comes off 2 straight wins by 2-goals or more in each, versus an opponent that’s allowed 2-goals or less in each of their last 4-games, has gone 29-12 (70.7%) versus the money line since the beginning of the 2009-2010.

NHL Pick: Carolina +150 over Vancouver

Vancouver comes off a 3-1 home win over Colorado last night. This sets up a very strong NHL totals system that’s survived the test of time.

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NHL Totals System

Any home team with a total of 5.5 that comes off a home win, and they’re playing on back-to-back days, has seen 71 of those 97-games (73.2%) go under the total since the beginning of the 1997-1998 season.

NHL Pick: Carolina/Vancouver to go under the total of 5.5.

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