Canucks vs. Red Wings Pick
Will the Detroit Red Wings handle being a big favorite at home when they play host to the Vancouver Canucks tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Red Wings are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -145 to win, while the Canucks are listed with a money line of +125 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals. Tonight’s game takes place from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
The Red Wings are coming off a 4-3 OT loss to the Capitals on Friday night for their third straight loss. Detroit is now 4-3-1 on the season and just 1-1-1 at home in their new arena. The Wings are scoring and allowing 3.13 goals per game right now. Mike Green has one goal and nine assists to lead Detroit while Henrik Zetterberg has four goals with five assists. Jimmy Howard is 3-1 in net with a .923 save percentage and 2.54 GAA. Petr Mrazek is 1-2-1 in in net with a 3.24 GAA and .901 save percentage.
Vancouver is coming off a 4-2 win at Buffalo on Friday night to improve to 3-3-1 on the season. The Canucks are 2-1 on the road thus far. Vancouver is putting up just 2.71 goals per game right now while allowing 3.00 per contest. Derek Dorsett has four goals to lead the Canucks while Michael Del Zotto and Brock Boeser each have five points. Jacob Markstrom is 2-2-1 in net for the Canucks with a 2.73 GAA and a .902 save percentage.
Detroit hasn’t had a lot of great success against teams in recent years, but the Wings have had the number of Vancouver. The Wings have won seven of the last 10 between these two. The Wings are also 6-1 in their last seven against Western Conference opponents while Vancouver has lost 10 of its last 12 after a win. The public is behind the Red Wings tonight, and I am with them.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT RED WINGS -145