Vancouver @ Boston
Vancouver +121 over Boston

Posted at 1:30 PM EST. Odds subject to change.

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Vancouver +121 over Boston

7:07 PM EST. OT included. Both the Bruins and Canucks returned from the All-Star break on Tuesday night, with the Canucks knocking off the Hurricanes, 3-2, in Carolina, while the Bruins fell to the Flames, 4-1. Results aside, it was the effort with which the Bruins came to play against Calgary that is worth noting. While it’s important not to put too much stock into one game, the B’s failing to show up with their hard hats and lunch buckets happens more often than it should for a team that sits atop the Eastern Conference and is just two points back of the Canucks for first overall in the NHL.

The Bruins were outshot by the Flames on Tuesday night, and the B’s were also dominated in the puck possession game. Furthermore, when looking at the Bruins two weeks prior to the break up to and including that game against the Flames, Boston has been the 28th ranked puck possession team in the league while also posting the best “puck luck”. That sample size spans eight games and is not insignificant. We cannot predict when the Bruins' luck will run out, but it will, and when it does, there is going to be tremendous potential to profit.

The Canucks are steady as they come at this point, and in contrast to Boston, Vancouver has been the ninth-best puck possession side over that same sample size. The Canucks are 5-0-2 going back to January 15th, with their losses coming in extra time. That means Vanny has picked up points in 12 straight games going back to January 6. Rare is the night the Canucks are outworked, as they have wholly taken on the tough-as-nails personality of head coach Rick Tocchet, who loved what he saw against the ‘Canes, “"I thought we had an excellent first, and then we grinded it out at the end," Tocchet said. "I thought we played a really good hockey game.” The Canucks are on a roll, and when a team builds that kind of momentum, they cannot wait to get back on the ice. Win, lose, or draw, there is great value to be had here on the league’s top team. Make no mistake, the Canucks are elite; the Bruins are not.



Our Pick

Vancouver +121 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.42)

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