Planning on watching today’s Penguins and Canucks game? Catch the action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, as the Canucks hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Canucks are favored by -1.5 against the Penguins.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Vancouver Canucks -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Arena at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Penguins to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Penguins on the moneyline (+134)
  • The Penguins are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will Pittsburgh Be The Talk of Rogers Arena?

As the 12th place team in the Eastern Conference, the Penguins have an overall record of 26-21-8 and have gone 5-5 in their last ten games. On the road, Pittsburgh is 11-11-4 this season and has lost two straight games as the underdog.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Penguins have been the underdog in 18 of their 55 games and have gone 8-7-3 in those contests. Over their last three games, Pittsburgh has a record of 2-1.

On the road, the Penguins have a puck line record of 13-13 and an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game. So far this season, they have won 18 games by multiple goals and have a puck line record of 26-29.

In their last 10 road games, the Penguins have a puck line record of 7-3, and in their last 3 games, their puck line record is 2-1. Overall, Pittsburgh has been the underdog in 18 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 12-6.

This season, Pittsburgh’s games are averaging 5.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.3. The Penguins currently have an over/under record of 20-32-3.

Pittsburgh has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On offense, the Penguins are averaging 3 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 15th in the league. Coming into the game, the Penguins have a 17-13 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 8-8.

The leading scorer for Pittsburgh’s offense is Sidney Crosby. Coming into the game he has 32 goals, ranking 9th in the NHL. Crosby also comes into the game with 28 assists.

Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Vancouver, goalie Alex Nedeljkovic has started 17 games in this season. His current record is 9-4, and his save percentage stands at 0.57%.

Will the Canucks Win at Home?

At home this season, Vancouver is 20-5-2 and has been favored in 38 of their 60 games. In the Western Conference, they are in first place with 82 points and a record of 38-16-6. Against other teams in the Pacific Division, the Canucks are 9-5.

Over their last ten games, Vancouver has gone 4-6, and they have lost four of their last five games. As the favorite this year, the Canucks have gone 25-10-3, and they have lost two straight games when they are the underdog.

At home this season, Vancouver has gone 17-10 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring differential is +1.5 goals per game. So far, the Canucks have won 25 games by multiple goals.

Heading into this game, Vancouver’s puck line record is 35-25, and they have dropped their last five games vs. the puck line. In their last ten games at home, the Canucks have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.

This season, Vancouver’s games are averaging 6.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.4. The Canucks currently have an over/under record of 34-23-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Canucks have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Canucks offense is 10th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 18th in the NHL.

Vancouver’s current leading scorer is Brock Boeser. This season, he has 33 goals, which puts him 8th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Boeser has 27 assists this season.

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.

Heading into this matchup vs. Pittsburgh, goalie Thatcher Demko has started 44 games in this season. His current record is 31-12, and his save percentage stands at 0.981%.