Vancouver Canucks vs. Detroit Red Wings

The top two teams in the Western Conference will tangle Wednesday when the league-leading Vancouver Canucks meet the Central Division-leading Detroit Red Wings.   The Detroit Red Wings are a -130 favorite tonight and the over/under goal total is set at 5.5.

Detroit leads the season series, 2-1, and is 6-2 in the last eight head-to-head matchups. In addition, the Red Wings are 5-2 against the Canucks in the last seven meetings in Detroit.  The er is 4-1 in the last five matchups.

The initial game this season was November 6th and saw the Canucks outlast the Wings as -140 home favorites, 6-4. The combined 10 goals soared er the 5 ½-goal closing total. Detroit got its revenge in the December 22nd rematch with a 5-4 overtime victory as a -145 home favorites. The combined nine goals again skipped er the 5 ½-goal closing total.  The most recent meeting was January 8th and saw the Detroit Red Wings win a 2-1 shootout win as a  +165 road underdog.

Vancouver holds the scheduling advantage in this spot, as the club has not played since having its seven-game winning streak snapped by Phoenix last Friday. The Canucks suffered a 3-1 setback as -200 home favorites, with the combined four goals going der the 5 ½-goal closing total. That ended Vancouvers string of five straight er games. Vancouver had scored three goals or more in seven consecutive outings prior to last Fridays setback. The onslaught of goals has solidified the clubs #1 offensive ranking at 3.2 goals per game.

Though the Red Wings are in the midst of a slump that has seen them drop six of their last 10 outings, they collected an unexpected point Monday during a 5-4 shootout loss against Pittsburgh. The Wings fought back from a 4-0 deficit to tie the game in the third period before losing in the third shootout round. The loss lowered Detroits home record to 19-11-3-2, which is actually poorer than its 24-10-2-2 road record.

I feel that the Canucks are the best team in hockey and anytime you can get them as underdogs there is great value in that.  Tonight I am taking the Vancouver Canucks to win at +110.


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March 23, 2011 by : Posted in Sportsbook No Comments

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