Boston Bruins vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Bruins vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 2/24/2024

The Boston Bruins (34-13-12) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (37-16-6) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN+. Both the Bruins and Canucks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, Boston comes in with a record of 34-13-12 and is in first place in the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, the Bruins have gone 4-6 and are 2-3 in their last five games. When playing on the road, Boston has gone 16-6-7 this season.

As the underdog, the Bruins have gone 5-0-2 this season and are 29-13-10 when favored. Against teams in the Eastern Conference, Boston has gone 19-13 this season, and they have gone 12-6 against teams in the Atlantic Division. In their last three games, the Bruins have gone 2-1.

On the season, the Bruins have 24 wins by multiple goals and have gone 29-29 against the puck line. Their average scoring differential sits at +.7 goals per game, and they have gone 22-29 against the puck line when favored.

Coming into the game, Boston’s puck line record on the road is 14-14, and their average scoring differential on the road is +.5 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Bruins have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Bruins fell to the Flames on the road by a score of 3-2. The Bruins managed to find the net one time in the 3rd period against the Flames, following their one goal in the first period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 34 shots on goal and had 9 turnovers.

Boston took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The game finished below the over/under line of 5.5 with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Vancouver Canucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At 37-16-6, the Canucks are in first place in the Western Conference and the Pacific Division. They have lost four straight games and are 1-4 in their last five games and 4-6 in their last ten games. At home, Vancouver is 19-5-2 this season.

Against the rest of the Western Conference, the Canucks are 19-13, and they have been favored in 37 of their 59 games this season. When favored, Vancouver is 24-10-3.

At home this season, Vancouver has a puck line record of 17-9 and an average scoring margin of +1.5 goals per game. So far, they have 25 wins by multiple goals and 11 losses by multiple goals.

Overall, the Canucks have a puck line record of 35-24, including going 18-19 as the favorite. In their last ten games, Vancouver has a puck line record of just 3-7.

The Canucks aim to bounce back following their 5-2 loss on the road to the Kraken. Scoring-wise, the Canucks put up one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 21 shots on goal and had 2 turnovers.

In this game, Vancouver was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

Boston Offense Breakdown

The Bruins come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 6th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 17th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Bruins offense is 11th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 15th in the NHL.

This season, the Bruins’ have an over/under record of 28-30-0. Throughout the season, they have played 30 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Canucks come in averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, which is 1st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. The Vancouver offense is ranked 10th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 18th in the NHL.

So far, the Canucks have an over/under record of 34-22-3. Coming into the game, they have played 35 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.4 goals per game.

Boston Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Bruins head into the game ranked 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.3 shots per game against Boston. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Bruins vs Canucks Trends

  • In their last three road games, Boston has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Canucks last five home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-3, while going 3-2 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Canucks have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Bruins have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 2-8.

Bruins vs Canucks Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Bruins to come out with a win against the Canucks while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at -109, I’m placing my bet on the Bruins to win outright.

Our projections have the Bruins pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Bruins, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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