Florida Panthers at Vancouver Canucks 1/8/2015 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 1/7/2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena in Vancouver
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The Florida Panthers head north of the border to take on the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Thursday. Florida is coming off a 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals while Vancouver is coming off 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.
The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. They are 29-63 in their last 92 road games and are 16-35 in their last 51 vs. the Western Conference. The under is 5-1 in Florida's last 6 Thursday games and is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The over is 4-1-2 in the Panthers last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
The Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and are 14-5 in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest. They are 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in the Canucks last 5 overall and is 3-0-1 in Vancouver's last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. The over is 9-2-1 in their last 12 vs. the Atlantic Division.
In head to head matchups, the under is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings in Vancouver. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings overall while the Panthers are 3-9-2 in the last 14 meetings.
Florida Panthers Betting Trends
Florida Panthers are 17-20-0 Against the Spread
Florida Panthers are 14-16-0 against the Over/Under
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
Vancouver Canucks are 23-15-0 Against the Spread
Vancouver Canucks are 17-16-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/17/14 LW Shawn Thornton Groin out indefinitely
01/04/15 D Erik Gudbranson Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Vancouver
01/04/15 GO Roberto Luongo Undisclosed is upgraded to expected to be available Thursday vs Vancouver
01/04/15 LW Tomas Fleischmann Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Vancouver
01/04/15 RW Tomas Kopecky Upper Body out indefinitely
11/22/14 D Dan Hamhuis Groin out indefinitely
01/07/15 RW Radim Vrbata Illness "?" Thursday vs. Florida
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver
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