Vancouver Canucks vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Vancouver Canucks vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction 3/3/2024

The Vancouver Canucks (38-17-7) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (22-35-3) on Sunday, March 3rd. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim and televised on ESPN+. The Ducks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Canucks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Vancouver Canucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 62 games, the Canucks sit atop the Western Conference standings with 83 points, and they have gone 38-17-7 overall. In games against other Western Conference teams, Vancouver has gone 19-14. On the road this season, the Canucks have gone 18-11-4 and come into tonight’s game having lost three straight games away from home.

In their last ten games, Vancouver has gone just 4-6, and they have dropped four of their last five games overall. When playing as the favorite this season, the Canucks have gone 25-11-4, and they have been favored in 40 of their 62 games this year.

On the season, the Canucks have gone 35-27 against the puck line, including an 18-15 mark on the road. They have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game and have won 25 games by multiple goals.

So far, Vancouver has gone just 2-8 against the puck line over their last ten games and have dropped seven straight games vs. the puck line. In their last three road games, the Canucks are 0-3 vs. the puck line.

After suffering a 5-1 loss at home to the Kings, the Canucks are looking to bounce back today. During the initial two periods, the Canucks struggled offensively and remained without a goal, but they finally broke through with one goal in the third period. During power plays, the team scored one goal. In total, they recorded 24 shots on goal and had 7 giveaways.

Vancouver went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game finished with a 6 goals which resulted an a push on the over/under.

The Anaheim Ducks Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Ducks have gone 9-20-1 and are 7th in the Pacific Division and 14th in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, Anaheim has gone 10-21 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone 4-6 and are currently on a two-game winning streak. As the underdog, Anaheim has gone 19-30-3 this season.

When looking at the season as a whole, the Ducks have an average scoring margin of -0.9 goals per game. Their puck line record for the season is 32-28, including a mark of 14-16 at home. So far, the team has had 10 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal.

Over their last ten games at home, the Ducks have gone 4-6 against the puck line and 1-4 against the puck line in their last five. So far this season, the team has been the underdog in 52 games and has a puck line record of 30-22 as the underdog.

In their recent matchup, the Ducks hosted the Devils and came away with a 4-3 victory. Offensively, the Ducks registered two goals during the first period and two times in the second period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 23 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Anaheim came away with a victory against the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

Vancouver Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Canucks are scoring an 3.6 goals per game this season, ranking 2nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 25th in the league. Coming into the game, the Canucks have a 17-7 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 20-10.

This season, the Canucks have an over/under record of 35-23-4. Throughout the season, they have played 36 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.4 per game.

Ducks Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Ducks have an average of 2.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 28th in the league. In terms of the Ducks’ offense during power plays, they are 21st in power play goals and 8th in shorthanded goals.

The Ducks’ over/under record this season is 28-29-3. For the season, they have had 32 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.5 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Anaheim Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Ducks’ defense is 27th in takeaways at 5.9 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.3 goals per game which is 4th in the NHL.

Canucks vs Ducks Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Vancouver has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Ducks offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Anaheim posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Anaheim has an puck line mark of 6-4 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Vancouver has an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 4-6 straight up.

Canucks vs Ducks Prediction

For those seeking a straight moneyline bet, the Canucks are the top choice. Nonetheless, with a payout of -238, you might want to use this bet as a part of a parlay to get better odds.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Ducks to cover. Even in the event of a Canucks victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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