Penguins vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Penguins vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 2/27/2024

The Pittsburgh Penguins (26-21-8) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (38-16-6) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Coming Off A Win

On the road this season, the Penguins have gone 11-11-4, and they come into this game having won two straight games. In the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh is currently in 12th place, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are in 7th place. Overall, the Penguins have a record of 26-21-8, and they have gone 14-18 against other teams in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, Pittsburgh has gone 5-5.

As the underdog, the Penguins have gone 8-7-3 this season, and they have lost their last two games in that situation. Over their last three games, Pittsburgh has gone 2-1, and over their last five games, they have gone 3-2. On the season, the Penguins have been favored in 37 of their 55 games, and they have gone 18-14-5 in those games. As the underdog, Pittsburgh has gone 18-14-5.

On the road this season, the Penguins have gone 13-13 vs. the puck line and their average scoring margin is +.2 goals per game. So far, Pittsburgh has been the underdog in 18 games and their puck line record as the underdog is 12-6.

Overall, the Penguins’ puck line record is 26-29, and in their last ten road games, they have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line. In their 37 games as the favorite, Pittsburgh’s average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game, and they have 18 wins by multiple goals.

In their recent matchup, the Penguins hosted the Flyers and came away with a 7-6 victory. Facing off against the Flyers’ defense, the Penguins offense scored in all three periods. Out of Pittsburgh’s seven goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 32 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.

Pittsburgh couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 13 goals.

The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Canucks are 1st in the Western Conference with 82 points and a record of 38-16-6. In the Pacific Division, Vancouver is also in 1st place. Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 4-6, and they have lost two straight games as the underdog.

At home this season, Vancouver has been excellent, going 20-5-2. When favored, the Canucks have gone 25-10-3, and they have been favored in 38 of their 60 games. Over their last five games, the Canucks have gone just 1-4.

So far this season, the Canucks have a puck line record of 35-25, including going 18-10 on the road. Overall, Vancouver has a scoring margin of +.9 goals per game.

When playing at home, the Canucks have a puck line record of 17-10, but their puck line losing streak is up to five games. In their 38 games as the favorite, Vancouver has a scoring margin of +1.1 goals per game.

The Canucks most recently faced the Bruins at home and achieved a 3-2 win. In the first and second periods, the Canucks couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score two goals in the third period. Of Vancouver’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 39 shots on goal and had three giveaways.

Despite the straight-up win, Vancouver did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Penguins have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. So far this year, the Penguins are 17-13 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 8-8 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 20-32-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 34 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 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 25th in the league. This year, the Canucks have recorded a 17-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 20-10 record.

For the season, the over/under record of the Canucks’ stands at 34-23-3. They have had 35 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Pittsburgh defense takes on the Canucks ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Pittsburgh. They also are 1st in shutouts, with 7 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Canucks head into the game ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.5 shots per game against Vancouver. So far, they are 2nd in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Penguins vs Canucks Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of just 7-3. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Vancouver has an puck line record of 1-4 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • 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.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Penguins have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 2-3.

Penguins vs Canucks Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Canucks to secure a victory over the Penguins at home. With the moneyline currently set at -162, I’m locking in my bet on the Canucks straight-up.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Penguins to cover. Even if the Canucks win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Penguins should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 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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