The Canucks and Red Wings are set to face off at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Red Wings will host the game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. The Canucks come into this non-conference matchup favored by -1.5 goals. The over/under line currently sits at 6.5 goals.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS DETROIT RED WINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Red Wings +1.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT RED WINGS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Red Wings winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Red Wings on the moneyline (+107)
  • The Red Wings are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Canucks Offense Score Enough on the Road?

With a record of 34-12-5, the Vancouver Canucks are in first place in the Western Conference and the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 7-3, and they have won three of their last five games.

On the road this season, Vancouver has gone 16-8-3, and they have been favored in 30 of their 51 games, going 21-7-2 in those games. In the Western Conference, the Canucks have gone 18-9, and they have gone 9-4 against Pacific Division opponents.

When playing on the road, Vancouver’s puck line record is 17-10, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. So far this season, the Canucks have 23 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 33-18, including a mark of 16-14 when favored. In their last 10 games, Vancouver’s puck line record is 4-6, and they are just 1-2 vs. the puck line in their previous three contests.

On average, Vancouver’s games have finished with 6.3 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Canucks come in with an over/under record of 29-19-3.

Across the Canucks last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.

When looking at their offense, the Canucks have an average of 3.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 27th in the league. So far this year, the Canucks are 15-5 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 18-7 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Vancouver’s current leading scorer is Brock Boeser. This season, he has 30 goals, which puts him 8th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Boeser has 24 assists this season.

Defensively, the Red Wings are currently 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.1 shots per game against Detroit. They also are 12th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Detroit, goalie Thatcher Demko has started 37 games in this season. His current record is 27-9, and his save percentage stands at 0.971%.

Will the Red Wings Find a Way to Win at Home?

At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 14-8-5 and have been the underdog in 33 of their 50 games. In the Eastern Conference, Detroit is currently 8th and 5th in the Atlantic Division. Over their last 10 games, the Red Wings have gone 6-4.

Overall, Detroit has a 26-18-6 record and has 58 points. In the conference, the Red Wings have gone 16-15 and have been the underdog in 15 of their 33 games against conference opponents.

As the underdog, the Red Wings have a puck line record of 24-9 this season and 30-20 overall. In their last ten home games, Detroit has a puck line record of 6-4, and their average scoring margin at home this season is +.5 goals per contest.

So far this year, the Red Wings have 16 wins by multiple goals and 10 by just one goal. In their last ten games overall, Detroit’s puck line record is 8-2, and they have gone 4-1 against the puck line in their previous five games.

On average, Detroit’s games have finished with 6.7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.4. In total, the Red Wings come in with an over/under record of 28-22-0.

In their last three games away from home, the Canucks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

When looking at their offense, the Red Wings have an average of 3.5 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. So far this year, the Red Wings are 9-4 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 17-13 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The leading scorer for Detroit’s offense is Dylan Larkin. Coming into the game he has 23 goals, ranking 21st in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Larkin has 24 assists this season.

Detroit defense takes on the Canucks ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.1 shots per game against Detroit. They also are 12th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Alex Lyon comes into the game having made 21 starts this season. So far, his record is 13-6 and he has a save percentage of 0.67%.