NHL Betting Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks – Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Honda Center in Anaheim, California
When: Wednesday February 13th at 10:30 PM ET
Money Line: Anaheim -115
BetDSI has the Anaheim Ducks listed as -115 money line favorites over the Vancouver Canucks. The Anaheim Ducks enter this game with a record of 21-26-9 and have lost seven games in a row including a road loss against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday by a score of 2-6.
The Vancouver Canucks enter this game with a record of 25-25-7 and have lost four of their last five games including a home loss on Monday against the San Jose Sharks by a score of 2-7. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Vancouver Canucks.
The Canucks are 25-25-7 and 12-14-4 on the road. The Vancouver Canucks are going to have to start playing better if they are going stay in the playoff race. They currently have 57 points on the season which is 8th best in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific division. Vancouver is 25-25-7 overall, 12-14-4 on the road and 19-24-4 as an underdog this season.
Elias Pettersson leads the team in points, goals and assists with 51 points, 25 goals and 26 assists. Jacob Markstrom is 21-15-6 with a .910 save % and is allowing 2.81 goals per game this season.
Vancouver is averaging 2.88 points per game which ranks 23rd in the NHL. They are averaging 29.21 shots per game which ranks 26th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.51 power play goals per game which is tied for 22nd in the NHL. They are averaging 3.16 power play chances per game which ranks 11th in the NHL. The Canucks are allowing 3.18 goals per game which ranks 20th in the NHL.
The Ducks are 21-26-9 and 10-8-8 at home. The Anaheim Ducks aren’t going to make the playoffs this season as they are currently in rebuild mode and it may be a few seasons before they are back in the playoff picture. They currently have 51 points on the season which is tied for 14th in the Western Conference and tied for 7th in the Pacific division. Anaheim is 21-26-9 overall, 10-8-8 at home and 9-8-4 as a favorite.
Ryan Getzlaf leads the team in points and assists with 36 points and 25 assists. Jakob Silfverberg leads the team in goals with 12. John Giboson is 17-19-8 on the season with a .914 save % and is allowing 2.93 goals per game this year.
Anaheim is averaging 2.27 goals per game which ranks 31st in the NHL. They are averaging 27.48 shots per game which ranks 31st in the NHL. They are averaging 0.39 power play goals per game which ranks 31st in the NHL. They are averaging 2.64 power play chances per game which ranks 29th in the NHL. The Ducks are allowing 3.25 goals per game which ranks 22nd in the NHL.
Anaheim gets the win at home
Anaheim is 7-2-1 in their last ten match-ups with Vancouver while outscoring the Canucks by an average of 3.1 to 1.7 in those games. The Ducks are 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Canucks while outscoring Vancouver by an average of 2.67 to 2.33 in those contests. I look for those trends to continue with an Anaheim win over Vancouver in the game on Wednesday. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.