Pick Canucks -120 vs. Bruins

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, December 14, 2013 2:29 PM GMT

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 2:29 PM GMT

The Canucks host the Bruins on Saturdays at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Let's look at how close the NHL odds are and decide on our NHL picks from there.

According to NHL betting odds the Canucks are a -120 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. These two clubs haven’t see any of their last 6 meetings in Vancouver go over the total. The home team has won 6 of the last 8 meetings between these two clubs.

Entering the weekend the Canucks were tied for 4th in the Pacific Division, and were tied for 8th overall in the Western Conference. The Bruins were in first place in the Metropolitan Division, and were 1st overall in the Eastern Conference.

[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":250157, "sportsbooksIds":[43], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]

Bruins Continue Hot

The Boston Bruins have won their last 4, 6 of the last 7, 8 of the last 10, 10 of the last 13, and 14 of their last 17-games. They’ve allowed 2-goals or less in each of their last 7-games. This will be the last of a 4-game in 7-day road trip that seen them go 3-0 thus far. The 3 recent wins improved their road record to a very good 9-5 on the season. Boston comes off a 4-2 win at Edmonton in their previous game on Thursday night. Chad Johnson was given a rare start in goal for the Bruins, and once again he performed admirably by stopping 39 of 41 Edmonton shots on net. The win improved Johnson to 6-1 on the season with a stellar 1.98 GAA, and a .928 save percentage.

Inside the Bruins Numbers

  • The Bruins are 6-0 in their last 6-games versus Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Bruins have gone over the total in just 4 of their last 27-games when playing on a Saturday.
  • The Bruins have gone over the total in just 6 of their last 26-games versus an opponent with a winning record.
  • Boston is 2nd in the NHL allowing just 1.9 goals per game.
  • Boston is 7-1 on the road the last 2 seasons following a win by 2-goals or more.

Finally Starting to Jell

At the time of this writing, the Canucks were winners of 5-games in a row, and were hosting the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. The game versus the Bruins will be the last of a 5-game in 9-day home stand for Vancouver. This will also be a NHL scheduling rarity in which a team will play consecutive home games on back-to-back nights. As a matter of fact this will be the second time in the past 7-days that the Canucks will be playing home games on back-to-back nights.  Last Sunday and Monday they won both games in the exact situation. They defeated Colorado 3-1 on Sunday, and Carolina 2-0 on Monday. Vancouver has allowed a combined 4-goals in their last 4-games.

Inside the Canucks Numbers

  • The Canucks have gone under the total in all 7 home games this season versus an opponent with a winning record.
  • The Canucks have gone under the total in all 8 home games this season versus an opponent that averages 29.5 or more shots on goal per game.
  • The Canucks have gone over the total in just 2 of their first 16 home games this season, and just 3 of their last 28 at home dating back to last season.
  • The Canucks have gone over the total in just 6 of their last 27-games when playing with no rest.

NHL Super System

Any team that’s facing an opponent that’s playing their 4th road game in 7-days, and they’ve won 8 or more of their last 10-games, has gone 26-10 (72.2%) versus the money line since the beginning of the 2009-2010 season. Take the Canucks over the Bruins for your free NHL picks.

NHL Pick: Canucks -120 over the Bruins

comment here