|2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Sharks vs. Canucks Game 1 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 01 May 2013 14:15|
Sharks vs. Canucks Free Pick
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (The Spread) - The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs continue tonight with a Game 1 matchup between the Sharks and Canucks at Rogers Arena. The puck drops at 10:30PM ET.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Canucks opened as -144 money line favorites but their odds have been dropped to -133, while the Sharks are +123 after opening at +133. San Jose finished 25-16-7 in the regular season while Vancouver was 26-15-7.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 66% of bettors favor the Sharks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 5-1-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and 4-0-2 in the Sharks' last six road games. The under is also 3-1-1 in San Jose's last five Conference Quarterfinals games, 2-0-2 in its last four games playing on three or more days of rest, and 4-1-3 in its last eight games when their opponent scores two goals or less in its previous game. On the other side, the under is 14-5-2 in the Canucks' last 21 games overall, 4-0 in their last four home games, and 8-2-2 in their last 12 games after scoring two goals or less in their previous contest.
2013 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: SHARKS/CANUCKS UNDER 5