Betting on today’s Canucks and Bruins game? Catch the action at TD Garden in Boston, MA, as the Bruins hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Bruins as the -1.5 favorite, with the over/under line sitting at 6 goals.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS BOSTON BRUINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5
This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.
WHY BET THE BOSTON BRUINS:
- According to our analysis, we anticipate the Bruins to win this one with a projected score of 4-2.
- Take the Bruins on the moneyline
- The Bruins should also cover at -1.5
Can Vancouver Lock in a Road Win?
Heading into today’s game, the Canucks sit atop the Western Conference standings with 73 points and a record of 34-11-5. In their last ten games, Vancouver has gone 8-2 and won their last two games. On the road, the Canucks have gone 16-7-3 this season, and as the underdog, they have a record of 13-4-3.
So far this season, Vancouver has been the favorite in 30 of their 50 games and have gone 21-7-2 in those matchups. Against other Western Conference teams, the Canucks have gone 18-9 this season.
On the road this year, Vancouver has gone 17-9 vs. the puck line. Overall, the Canucks are 33-17 vs. the puck line, including going 5-5 in their last ten games.
So far, Vancouver has 23 wins by multiple goals and has lost six games by more than one goal. Against the puck line as the underdog, the Canucks have gone 17-3, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.8 goals per game.
This season, Vancouver’s games have an average of 6.4 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Canucks come in with an over/under performance of 29-18-3.
Through their last three road contests, the Canucks offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Vancouver posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
On the offensive side, the Canucks are scoring an 3.8 goals per game this season, ranking 2nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 27th in the league. This season, the Canucks are 15-5 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 18-6 record.
The leading scorer for Vancouver’s offense is Brock Boeser. Coming into the game he has 30 goals, ranking 8th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 24 assists so far.
In terms of defense, the Bruins head into the game ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.4 shots per game against Boston. So far, they are 8th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Boston, goalie Thatcher Demko has started 36 games in this season. His current record is 27-8, and his save percentage stands at 0.971%.
Can Boston Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
At 71 points, the Bruins are in first place in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 7-3 and they are 3-2 in their last five games. At home this season, the Bruins are 16-5-3, and they have lost two straight games at home.
When favored, the Bruins have gone 27-10-7 this season, and they have been favored in 44 of their 50 games. Against teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins have gone 19-11 this season.
At home, the Bruins are 14-10 vs. the puck line this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +1.2 goals per game. Overall, Boston’s puck line record is 27-23, and they have 23 wins by multiple goals.
So far, the Bruins have been favored in 44 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 21-23. Their average scoring margin when favored is +.9 goals per game, and their puck line record in their last 10 home games is 6-4.
On average, Boston’s games have finished with 6.1 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 5.9. In total, the Bruins come in with an over/under record of 25-25-0.
Although Vancouver has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
On offense, the Bruins are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. This season, the Bruins have a 13-0 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 17-9 record.
Boston’s leading scorer is David Pastrnak. So far, he has 33 goals which is 3rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pastrnak has 40 assists this season.
Defensively, the Bruins come into the season ranked 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.4 shots per game against Boston. For the season, they are ranked 8th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Vancouver, goalie Linus Ullmark has started 23 games in this season. His current record is 15-6, and his save percentage stands at 0.757%.