Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Feb 20, 2023


Two clubs outside the Western Conference playoff picture go head to head when the Vancouver Canucks visit the Nashville Predators.

February 21, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
Bridgestone Arena
Puckline +1.5 -171
Moneyline +137
Over / Under o +6.5


Betting Action


Puckline -1.5 +143
Moneyline -165
Over / Under u +6.5


Betting Action


Out of the two teams, Nashville only has a realistic shot at getting in but are still seven points back, and Vancouver nearly 20 points outside the playoffs.

The Canucks have been off since Saturday where they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Philadelphia. Nashville’s coming off a back-to-back on the weekend, splitting the two contests with Florida and Minnesota.

Puck drop at Bridgestone Arena starts at 8 p.m. EST, with the Preds a -155 moneyline favourite and the total set at 6.5 on the NHL odds.

Canucks vs. Predators NHL Betting Odds

When the Canucks are playing, you have to mention the over. All seven of Vancouver’s last seven outings have finished over, as have all six of their last six road games. So far this season the over is 23-5-1 in Vancouver’s 29 road games. Then 11 of the last 14 Canucks–Predators games have finished over the total.

A visit from Vancouver should help Nashville’s 26th ranked offence too (2.78 goals per game). Vancouver is one of two NHL clubs allowing more than four goals per game this season. During Vancouver’s three-game losing streak last week, they allowed five or more goals in each loss.

Vancouver Canucks

A five-point outing from Elias Pettersson saved Vancouver Saturday in a game where Philadelphia outshot them 37-23. Petterrsson’s two goals both came via empty net, but just over halfway through the game the Canucks leading scorer had a trio of assists. Pettersson has six goals and seven assists this month and four multi-point nights.

The other big storyline from Saturday was Arturs Silovs getting his first NHL win. Silovs made 35 saves, appearing in his second career NHL game. Head coach Rick Tocchet has not announced who will get the nod in Nashville, but with Silovs starting two straight games and now having two full days off it’s safe to assume he’ll be back in the crease Tuesday.

Nashville Predators

The Preds rallied down from 3-1 on Sunday at Minnesota, tying the game up with 47 seconds to go. But Nashville came away empty-handed in a gut-wrenching loss after Minnesota re-took the lead with 21 seconds remaining. With Nashville getting desperate for points, All-Star goalie Juuse Saros has been a workhorse in net. Saros started Sunday, and has played in eight of Nashville’s last 10 games.

Tommy Novak had a goal and two assists in Sunday’s loss, capping off a five-point weekend for the Preds forward. With an assist Sunday, defenceman Roman Josi is now one point away from 50 points — a milestone no Nashville player has hit the season as offence remains a problem.

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