Anaheim Ducks at Vancouver Canucks Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/6/2014
Monday, April 7, 10:00 PM on PT, RSNP
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Anaheim has played well down the stretch, making a last ditch effort to catch St. Louis and Boston for the President's Trophy and home ice throughout the playoffs. They aim to win in Vancouver on the second end of back to back games and repeat a 5-1 victory a little over a week ago.
A large part of the Ducks' success this season has been their ability to win away from the Honda Center, posting a respectable 23-11-4 road record. Anaheim is just a couple points out of the #1 spot in the West but with just 4 games remaining is probably resigned to the fate of the 2 seed. Either way, 2013/14 has seen Anaheim dominate the Canucks, posting a 4-0 record heading into the final matchup of the season.
The Canucks followed a three game winning streak by dropping three straight to unofficially eliminate themselves from the playoff hunt. Still they'd love to get at least one win over Anaheim on the season, especially after being outscored 14-2 in the last two games. They will have the benefit of facing the Ducks during night two of a back to back road swing for Anaheim.
The Ducks have been favored in 3 of the 4 games the teams have played on the year. The teams met in a very similar situation just over a week ago as Anaheim came into Vancouver a night after losing in overtime at Edmonton. Oddsmakers banked on a tired Ducks team and made both teams minus moneyline favorites with Anaheim at -106 and Vancouver at -102. The Ducks responded with a 5-1 thumping to cash in a +265 puck line (-1.5) bet.
Anaheim is 23-15 straight up on the road this season
Anaheim is 19-16-2 against the over/under on the road this season
Vancouver is 18-19 straight up at home this season
Vancouver is 13-21-3 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/13 RW Nick Sorensen Concussion out indefinitely
10/01/13 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out for season
04/01/14 D Mark Fistric Lower Body out indefinitely
03/19/14 D Cam Fowler Knee expected to miss 3-5 weeks
04/04/14 C Henrik Sedin Knee questionable
04/03/14 RW Alexandre Burrows Possible Suspension questionable
03/19/14 D Christopher Tanev Hand out indefinitely
01/23/14 C Mike Santorelli Shoulder out for season
01/11/14 D Andrew Alberts Concussion out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim
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