Betting on today’s Bruins and Canucks game? Catch the action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, as the Canucks hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6 goals, and the Canucks are favored by -1.5 vs. the Bruins.

BOSTON BRUINS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Vancouver Canucks -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS:

  • With the Canucks being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Canucks.
  • Take the Canucks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Bruins (+1.5)

Does Boston Have A Chance at Rogers Arena?

Through 58 games, the Bruins are in first place in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division with an overall record of 34-13-12. On the road, Boston is 16-6-7, and they have been the underdog in seven games this season, going 5-0-2 in those matchups. Over their last ten games, the Bruins have gone 4-6.

Over the course of the season, Boston has been favored in 51 of their 58 games, going 29-13-10 in those contests. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins have a record of 19-13.

On the season, the Bruins have gone 29-29 on the puck line, including going just 3-7 in their last ten games. So far, the team has 24 wins by multiple goals and has gone 14-14 on the road vs. the puck line.

Overall, Boston’s average scoring margin sits at +.7 goals per game, and they have gone 22-29 when favored on the puck line. The Bruins have dropped six straight games as the favorite on the puck line, and they have gone 10-16 in games decided by one goal.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Boston is 6.1. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 5.9. The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 28-30-0.

The Bruins are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

When looking at their offense, the Bruins have an average of 3.3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 17th in the league. So far this year, the Bruins are 14-2 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 19-10 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Boston’s leading scorer is David Pastrnak. So far, he has 36 goals which is 3rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pastrnak has 46 assists this season.

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.

Goalie Jeremy Swayman gets the start and has made 31 starts this season. His record at this point is 18-6, and his save percentage is 0.804%.

Can Vancouver Secure a Home Victory?

Despite being in first place in the Western Conference, the Canucks have lost four straight games and have gone just 4-6 in their last ten games. Over the course of the season, Vancouver has gone 37-16-6, including a record of 19-5-2 at home.

When playing against other teams in the Western Conference, the Canucks have gone 19-13, and they have gone 9-5 against other teams in the Pacific Division. Over the course of the season, Vancouver has been favored in 37 of their 59 games and has gone 24-10-3 in those games.

On the season, the Canucks have an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game, and they have gone 35-24 against the puck line. So far, Vancouver has won 25 games by multiple goals.

As the favorite, the Canucks have gone 18-19 vs. the puck line, and they have gone 17-9 at home this season. Their average scoring margin at home is +1.5 goals per game, and their puck line record in their last ten home games is 5-5.

Games involving Vancouver have an average of 6.4 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.4. In terms of their over/under performance, the Canucks come in with a record of 34-22-3.

Across their last three road contests, Boston has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Canucks are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 1st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 23rd in the league. In terms of the Canucks’ offense during power plays, they are 10th in power play goals and 18th in shorthanded goals.

Vancouver will be looking for a good game from Brock Boeser who leads the team in scoring with 31 goals, ranking 10th in the NHL. Boeser also comes into the game with 27 assists.

Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 12th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Goalie Thatcher Demko gets the start and has made 43 starts this season. His record at this point is 30-12, and his save percentage is 0.981%.