Ice hockey. NHL
Stadium: TD Garden (Boston)
Vancouver will play their third away game in a row. The first two meetings ended in losses for the Canucks in the main time from Columbus and Pittsburgh. The upcoming game also does not bode well for Travis Green's team, because the opponents are Boston. We will choose several options to bet on.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Boston lost an important game
Ahead of their game against Vancouver, Bruce Cassidy's team fell short on their home ice against the New York Rangers in a divisional showdown. The Bruins took the lead twice in the first two periods, but both times allowed their opponent to come back. In the third period, Boston couldn't hold out and allowed three more turnovers. 2-5 - another unsuccessful game by the Bruins in a game with a significant status. There have been enough of those this season - Boston is losing important games while conceding a lot. And right now, one of the most consistent teams in the NHL in recent years isn't even in the playoff zone.
Vancouver needs change
There is less and less doubt that Vancouver needs a reshuffle on the coaching staff. Travis Green simply seems to be at a standstill and doesn't know what to do with this team next. Considering all the acquisitions the Canucks have made, the team should at least be in playoff contention for the 5th season. But at this point, it doesn't even feel like that.
Vancouver finished 1-4 and 2-4, respectively, against Pittsburgh and Columbus. Overall, the Canucks have already had five consecutive away losses. The team is at the bottom of the Pacific Division standings with only 6 wins in 21 games.
- Boston: Trent Frederic will not play;
- Vancouver: Brady Keeper, Micheal Ferland, Brandon Sutter, Matthew Highmore will not play.
Interestingly, the last meeting between the teams, held in Vancouver, ended in a 9-3 victory for the Canucks. That once again speaks of the highest potential of the Vancouver roster.
Expert Betting Tips
Boston is not the same machine that went to the Stanley Cup finals and can break any game of any opponent. So betting on a clean win for the Bruins in regulation time, even against Vancouver, has become too dangerous. The Bruins are unlikely to lose within 60 minutes, though. In addition, there will likely be plenty of scoring in the upcoming game as Vancouver is capable of playing well offensively, and Boston, once again, has changed towards the high-scoring.
Prediction: that Boston will not lose in a high-scoring game.
- Boston Not To Lose + Total Over (4.5) for 1.82;
- Boston Not To Lose + Total Over (5.5) for 2.32;
- BTTS in Each Period for 13.5.