|NHL Stars vs. Canucks Picks & Predictions for Friday, February 15, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 15 February 2013 16:42|
Stars vs. Canucks NHL Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Canucks are -190 on the money line versus the Stars, who are +165 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5 goals with the over carrying -130 odds and the under sitting at +110 odds.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Stars opened as +177 money line underdogs but their odds have dropped to +165 at most sports books, while the Canucks have gone from -193 down to -190.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 51% of bettors favor the Stars. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Vancouver. According to latest NHL trends, the Stars are 2-8 in their last 10 games versus the Canucks and 1-6 in their last seven trips to Vancouver. They’re also 16-36 in their last 52 games versus a team with a winning record and 2-8 in their last 10 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game. They’re also 1-4 in their last five road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. On the other side, the Canucks are 6-0 in their last six games overall, 6-0 in their last six games versus the Western Conference and 4-1 in their last five Friday games. Dallas has been brutal in Vancouver over the years and goaltender Kari Lehtonen is 2-7-0 lifetime versus the Canucks with a 3.69 goals-against average and a .879 save percentage. Despite Lehtonen’s five-game winning streak, look for him to struggle tonight versus the Canucks.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: VANCOUVER CANUCKS -190