Vancouver Canucks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Nov 24, 2021

The Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to heat up as they look to make it four wins in a row when they host the free falling Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night.

Vancouver
19-19-2-3
AT
November 24, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
PPG PAINTS Arena
Pittsburgh
27-10-2-5
Puckline +1.5 -142
Moneyline +185
Over / Under o +5.5

18%

Betting Action

82%

Puckline -1.5 +118
Moneyline -222
Over / Under u +5.5

18%

Betting Action

82%

Riding a three-game win streak, the Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to gain some positive momentum as they get set to host the struggling Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night.  Pittsburgh downed the Jets 3-1 on Monday, but they still sit just outside the playoff picture, looking in.  It’s been a disaster in Vancouver this year and they enter this game following Sunday’s embarrassing 1-0 shutout loss at home to the Blackhawks.

The Penguins are -208 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 5.5.

Canucks vs. Penguins NHL Betting Odds

It’s been a while since these teams played each other.  Pittsburgh holds a 6-3-1 advantage in the last 10 head-to-heads, but it was Vancouver that came out on top in the most recent game, winning 4-1 at home in December 2019.  That last game makes no difference to Sports Interaction bettors, however, with 89 per cent of action backing the Pens.  Just under 70 per cent of bettors are taking the Over.

With losses in six of their last seven games, fans are starting to turn on the Canucks and you’ve got to think it’s only a matter of time before a major shakeup in the front office or coaching staff will happen.  Vancouver is 9-10 against the spread, covering in four of nine road dates.  They’ve hit the Over five times on the road this season.

Pittsburgh is likely hoping their three-game win streak will lead to an improvement on their 4-4-2 home record.  They’re 8-10 ATS overall and have failed to cover in seven of 10 home games.  The total has gone Under in four of the Pens’ last five games against Western conference teams.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks couldn’t generate a single goal of offence against the Blackhawks on Sunday.  It wasn’t a surprising performance considering Vancouver sits 28th in the NHL in goals per game, averaging 2.37 a night.  They’re also 23rd in power-play success, scoring on 16.2 per cent of their chances.  Elias Pettersson has been one of the more noticeable players struggling.  Pettersson has 10 points (3G, 7A) in 19 games this season and has managed only a single assist in his last six games.  J.T. Miller leads the team with 19 points (7G, 12A), while Conor Garland (5G, 9A) and Quinn Hughes (2G, 12A) are tied for second with 14 apiece.  Thatcher Demko stopped 23 of 24 shots against Chicago and is expected to get the start against Pittsburgh.  Demko is 6-8-1 this year, posting a 3.07 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh capped off a perfect three-game road trip with a big win in Winnipeg on Monday.  Jake Guentzel, Jason Zucker and Danton Heinen scored the Pens’ goals, while Evan Rodrigues had two assists on the night.  Guentzel leads the team with 15 points (8G, 7A) in 17 games.  Rodrigues is second with 13 points (6G, 7A) in 18 games.  Sidney Crosby has had a slow start to the year because of injury issues and COVID protocols.  The longtime captain has a goal and an assist in six games.  Tristan Jarry stopped 30 of 31 shots against Winnipeg and is expected to start again against Vancouver.  Jarry is 8-4-3 this year with a 2.09 GAA and .930 SV.

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