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NHL Pick: Florida Panthers at Vancouver Canucks

Overview

The Florida Panthers continue their 6 game road trip tonight in Vancouver where they take on the Canucks. The Panthers and Canucks don’t meet up all that often just 10 times over the last 10 seasons and it’s been a fairly even series with each team picking up 5 wins a piece.

Head to Head trends

Under is 7-2-2 in the last 11 meetings in Vancouver.
Panthers are 2-5-2 in the last 9 meetings in Vancouver.

Vancouver Canucks (+100)

CanucksThe Vancouver Canucks are 3rd in the Pacific Division with 42 points 13 points out of 1st place. The Canucks haven’t been having the best season although they have been kind of unlucky with 10 overtime or shootout losses which is the most in the NHL.

The Canucks have struggled on both side of the ice but especially on offense averaging just 2.36 goals per game which is a very surprising stat considering they usually have one of the better offenses in the league. Their defense isn’t a whole lot better allowing 2.76 goals per game although they have been playing better of late allowing 2.50 goals per game on over their last 10 games.

Vancouver Canucks Trends

Canucks are 5-15 in their last 20 games playing on 1 days rest.
Canucks are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Atlantic.

Florida Panthers (-110)

The Florida Panthers are 1st in the Atlantic Division with 56 points 5 points clear of the 2nd place Detroit Red Wings. The Panthers are the hottest team in the league right now winning their last 12 games in a row.

This has been an incredible run for the Panthers I mean 12 game win streaks don’t happen everyday in the NHL because the luck factor is so high in hockey compered to other sports. Over this 12 game win streak the Panthers have had a pretty good offense averaging 3.33 goals per game but their defense/goaltending has been outstanding allowing just 1.07 goals per game.

Florida Panthers Trends

Panthers are 12-0 in their last 12 games overall.
Panthers are 21-43 in their last 64 Monday games.

Conclusion

I’m going with the Vancouver Canucks over the Panthers in this one. The Panthers are clearly the better team but I just think winning 13 games in a row is very unlikely especially for a team like the Panthers who aren’t exactly a powerhouse type team.

Free Pick: Vancouver Canucks +100

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Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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