Betting on today’s Ducks and Canucks game? Catch the action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, as the Canucks hosts this showdown at 3:30 ET on TNT. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 6 goals and the Canucks are the -1.5 favorite to win at home vs. the Ducks.

ANAHEIM DUCKS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Vancouver Canucks -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Arena at 3:30 ET on Sunday, March 31st.

WHY BET THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS:

  • The Canucks enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Canucks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Ducks (+1.5)

Can Anaheim Grab a Win on the Road?

On the season, the Ducks have struggled mightily, as they come into today’s game with a record of 24-46-4. In the Western Conference, Anaheim is in 14th place, and in the Pacific Division, they are in 7th place. Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone just 1-9, and they have lost three straight games.

When playing on the road this year, Anaheim has gone 13-22-2, and they have lost seven straight road games. As the underdog, the Ducks have gone 20-41-4 on the year, and they have lost three straight games when coming into the game as the underdog.

On the season, the Ducks have gone 36-38 against the puck line, including going 18-19 on the road. So far, 11 of their wins have come by multiple goals, compared to 35 losses by more than one goal.

Over their last ten road games, the Ducks have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line and 0-5 in their previous five games away from home. Overall, Anaheim has gone 33-32 as the underdog, and their average scoring differential on the road is -1.4 goals per game.

The average goal total for Anaheim’s games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 34-36-4.

Across the Ducks last three road games, the team averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.

On the offensive side, the Ducks are scoring an 2.4 goals per game this season, ranking 30th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 30th in the league. Looking at how the Ducks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 25th in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.

Anaheim’s leading scorer is Frank Vatrano. So far, he has 30 goals which is 30th in the NHL. Vatrano also comes into the game with 22 assists.

In terms of defense, the Canucks head into the game ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.7 shots per game against Vancouver. So far, they are 6th in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Vancouver, goalie Lukas Dostal has started 31 games in this season. His current record is 11-20, and his save percentage stands at 0.739%.

Will the Canucks Defense Show Up at Home?

At home this season, Vancouver has gone 24-9-4, and they are 31-13-5 when favored. In the Pacific Division, the Canucks are in first place with a 13-7 record, and they are 45-20-8 overall. In the Western Conference, Vancouver is in third place, and they have gone 24-17 against other Western teams.

Over their last ten games, Vancouver is 6-4, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games. The Canucks have dropped their last two games, and at home, they have lost two straight as well.

When playing at home this season, the Canucks have gone 20-17 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring differential at home is +1.1 goals per game. So far, Vancouver has been favored in 49 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 21-28.

So far, the team’s overall puck line record is 39-34, and their average scoring margin for the season is +.8 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Canucks have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Vancouver is 6.1. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Canucks come in with an over/under record of 36-33-4.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Anaheim has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 1 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Canucks are averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, putting them in the 7th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. Vancouver’s offense is currently ranked 13th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the league.

Vancouver will be looking for a good game from Brock Boeser who leads the team in scoring with 37 goals, ranking 15th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Boeser has 31 assists this season.

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.7 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 6th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Vancouver goalie Arturs Silovs will be playing in his first game of the season. Last year, he played in 5 games and had a record of 3-2. His save percentage for the year was 0.3333333333333333%.