There’s no denying the Canucks are a dreadful baseball team. They’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games and their goal total is third-lowest from the NHL. Vancouver is so bad they have bet up for a +170 home underdog from the Rangers tonight.
At first glance, +170 does not seem that bad, but when you dig into the numbers a little bit, you know exactly how godawful online really is and you see exactly what Vegas thinks of the shit series going on in Vancouver.
The Canucks tonight marks just the fourth time all season that a home team has confronted moneyline chances of longer or +150. One of those other occurrences so happened to involve this exact same’Nucks group in a game Vancouver closed as the +173 house underdog against the Washington Capitals. Want to guess the outcome of that game? Yeah, you’re right, the Canucks dropped and they did it well. The Caps came away with a 5-2 moneyline and puckline win and they nearly cashed the OVER 5 by themselves.
Home teams facing odds of +150 or bigger this season have an overall record of 1-2 but consider this. The last time the Vancouver Canucks confronted the New York Rangers, they conquered +309 underdog chances on the street and stopped their nine-game slide in a 5-3 win against the highest-scoring group from the league.
I am in no way saying they’re going to win and that I actually have my money on the Rangers -1.5 puckline tonight. What I am saying is that if you see ridiculous moneylines like this, you should almost always give them a sprinkle. The NHL has some of the best parity of any league in North America and generally, any team can win on a given night.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you may want to give Vancouver a shot tonight, but honestly — I can’t say I advocate it.

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