Money Line Pick
It’s hard to tell which of these teams is in need of a win in their match-up as Vancouver makes a visit to PNC Arena for a clash with Carolina. Vancouver has been heating up with five-straight wins, including wins over the Blues and New York Islanders in two of their last three games. The Hurricanes are 1-2 in their last three games against teams from the Pacific Divison. The Canucks have been able to win nine of the last 13 head-to-head meetings. Even with a strong 17-9-1 record at PNC Arena, the Hurricanes have lost four of their last six games. They have lost their mojo, and that makes avoiding them quite easily when they are facing a team they have struggled to beat six out of the last 10 times they have played. It’s not an easy play, but taking the Canucks on the money line is the only play here.
Over Under Pick
Vancouver will need to get on the board quickly for this play to pay off, but in the last four meetings, they have been held to three goals or less. That includes a pair of games where they only managed one goal. Their only other meeting this season, only had one goal scored total, as Vancouver escaped with a 1-0 win. Both teams may be averaging over three goals, but their last few games have all resulted in under totals. At 5.5 that seems a bit low for a total, but the under is still the right play.