Vancouver @ Vegas
Vancouver +160 over Vegas

Posted at 10:45 AM EST odds are subject to change.

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Vancouver +160 over Vegas

10:08 PM EST. OT included. Situationally speaking, this looks like a good spot to step in and fade the Golden Knights, as the Canucks catch them playing their third game in four nights and at the tail end of a back-to-back. Vegas may be running on fumes here after getting outshot by Ottawa last Wednesday and again by Seattle last night. Vancouver also catches Vegas on the final game of this homestand, as the Knights head out for a four-game Eastern roadie beginning on Monday. We like to fade teams that are headed out on the road after a run of home games because often we can catch them with one foot out the door and on the plane.

The Canucks had an abysmal start to the season after losing their first seven games, but they’ve always been good. Even in October, Vancouver had leads in many of those early games, but could not hang on. Fast-forward to tonight where the Canucks are back in Las Vegas once again chasing a playoff position as they face the Golden Knights for the second time in a week. Last Monday, the Canucks lost 5-4 to the Golden Knights at Rogers Arena, taking and then blowing a third-period lead, giving up two tallies in the game’s final 10 minutes. How far away from being elite are the Canucks? Well, for the eighth time this season, the Canucks have blown multiple-goal leads and the latest was a gut-punch of being too passive in their defensive posture, especially down low. Take those eight losses and turn ‘em into 6 wins and we’re looking at a team with a record of 13-4-3 and not 7-10-3. That’s how close this team is to being recognized as elite. We like it this way because of the media's fascination with winning but there is no doubt that based on performances and not results that Vancouver is an upper-tier team that is rested and should not be taking back prices like this.

Our Pick

Vancouver +160 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 3.20)

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