Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Nov 28, 2023

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The Anaheim Ducks are falling back to reality and fast, as they take a six-game losing streak into Tuesday night’s matchup with the Vancouver Canucks

Anaheim
20-33-2
AT
November 28, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
37-15-4-2
Puckline +1.5 -110
Moneyline +220
Over / Under o +6.5
Puckline -1.5 -110
Moneyline -275
Over / Under u +6.5

Both squads started the season exceeding most people’s expectations, but after a month and a half of success, they are both settling back into their roles in the Pacific division.

The Canucks are a heavy favourite on Tuesday Night’s Moneyline at -250 with the total set at 6.5 goals on our NHL odds. Puck drop from Rogers Centre in Vancouver is set for 10:00 PM EST.

Ducks vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

This is the first of this season’s three-game set and the first of two meetings in Vancouver. They met four times last season and other than an 8-5 shootout in the opener, all games were low-scoring single-goal games that played the UNDER. Vancouver was listed as the favourite in each game and swept the series 4-0, but only managed to cover the spread once.

The Ducks’ offence has slowed down lately, being held to two goals or less in five of their past six games. Despite the scoring struggles, they have still played the OVER in each of the past three games bringing them to 10-11 on the OVER/UNDER this season. On a brighter note, they tend to score more on the road, averaging three per game and have hit the over in five of the past six away from home. As the season goes along, do not expect their 12-9 record against the spread to stand strong, as they have only covered once in their past six.

Only two teams have hit the OVER 14 times this season and the Canucks are the lone team to do so in the Western Conference. Scoring more goals than any other team in the league (88G in 22 games) will help in that column. They are also one of only two teams who have covered the spread in 15 games this season but have been sliding there as well, covering just twice in the past seven games. Vancouver plays better on home ice at 7-1-1 and winning five of the last six at Rogers Arena

Anaheim Ducks

An 8-2 beat down on Sunday night from the Edmonton Oilers, increased the Ducks losing streak to six games, sliding down to sixth place in the Pacific Division. Lukas Dostal started in goal for Anaheim and was replaced by John Gibson after allowing six goals on 16 shots. Gibson stopped 8 of the 10 shots he saw in the second half of the game.

Max Jones got Anaheim on the board first and scored his second of the game just three minutes later putting them ahead 2-1 in the first period. Seven consecutive goals by the Oilers would put the game out of reach though.

The Ducks had by far the worst defence core last season and have begun to look like that team again recently. The goalies looked bad on Sunday night, but the defence did not give them much of a chance, with every score the result of a breakaway or an odd-man rush.

No team has taken more penalties than the Ducks this season and it has held the team back lately. Edmonton’s league-best powerplay went two-for-six on Sunday and they will need to be more discipline tonight too versus a Canucks team that is clicking at 22.7 percent.

Vancouver Canucks

After beating the San Jose Sharks twice already this season by a combined score of 13-2, everyone expected Vancouver to handle the NHL’s worst team with ease on Saturday Night, but man they were wrong.

San Jose got on the board first midway through the first and then they chased the game for the rest of the night. The Canucks powerplay tied the game at one before the end of the first period on Filip Hronek’s second of the season, snapping a four-game drought on the man advantage. Brock Boeser (14) would score another powerplay goal in the second to tie things at two, but back-to-back goals from the Sharks in the third would put them behind again 4-2.

Brock Boeser (15) would notch his second of the night in the final minutes to make it 4-3 but the push was too little too late as the team would fall 4-3, giving the Sharks only their fourth win of the season. The Canucks have now lost four of their past six and are third in the Pacific.

Broc Boeser, JT Miller, Quinn Hughes and Elias Petterson who all hit the score sheet in this one are all still in the top 20 of league scoring. They have not been getting support from the bottom part of the lineup over the past handful of games though.

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