The Vancouver Canucks (13-5-1) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (11-6-0) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ESPN+. The Canucks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Avalanche are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Predators. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche
The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Canucks have a mark of 13-5-1. When going on the road, Vancouver has a record of 6-4-0 record, while they are 7-1-1 at their home arena. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 2nd in the Western conference. This season, Vancouver has managed to win 10 games by a margin of more than one goal while losing three games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 10-9.
In their last game, the Canucks were the hosts against the Sharks, and they came away with a 3-1 win. The first period saw the Canucks being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring two times in the second period and one goal in the third. For the game, the Vancouver offense took 37 shots on goal and scored one time while short handed.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Vancouver also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.
The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Avalanche come in with an overall record of 11-6-0. On the road, Colorado has a 6-4-0 record, whereas they are 5-2-0 at home. Their current record places them 2nd in the Western Central division and 5th in the Western conference. Colorado’s average scoring margin for the season is +.7, resulting in an overall puck line record of 10-7. When playing at home their scoring margin is +1.6, whereas in away games, they are at +.1.
Coming off a 4-3 loss on the road to the Predators, the Avalanche are hoping to bounce back today. Looking at the Avalanche offense vs. the Predators, they managed to score one goal in the opening period and two times in the second period. Colorado finished with one power-play goals, while they also managed to score one time when shorthanded. Their game concluded with 28 shots on goal.
In this game, Colorado was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
Vancouver Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Canucks come in averaging 4.1 goals per game this season, which is 1st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Canucks offense is 2nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the NHL.
This season, the Canucks have an over/under record of 12-5-2. Throughout the season, they have played 14 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.5 per game.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Avalanche come in averaging 3.8 goals per game this season, which is 5th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 9th in the league. Coming into the game, the Avalanche have 8-3 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 1-3.
This season, the Avalanche have an over/under record of 10-6-1. Throughout the season, they have played 10 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.9 per game.
Vancouver Team Defense
Vancouver defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.7 shots per game against Vancouver. They alsso are 6th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Colorado Team Defense
Colorado defense takes on the Canucks ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.8 shots per game against Colorado. They alsso are 10th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Canucks vs Avalanche Trends
- Across their three previous road games, Vancouver has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Across their five previous home games, Colorado has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Avalanche have gone 8-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Canucks have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
If you’re considering a direct moneyline bet, the Avalanche is the choice to make. However, with a payout of -182, you might want to use this bet as a building block for a parlay.
My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Canucks to cover. Even if the Avalanche win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Canucks should cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.