There is no disputing that the Canucks are a baseball team. They’ve lost 10 of their past 12 games and their goal total is third-lowest in the NHL. Vancouver is so bad they have bet up for a +170 house underdog from the Rangers tonight.
At first glance, +170 does not seem that bad, but if you dig into the numbers a little bit, you understand just how godawful online really is and you see exactly what Vegas thinks of the shit show happening in Vancouver.
The Canucks moneyline tonight marks only the fourth time that a home team has faced odds of more or +150. One of the occurrences just so happened to involve this ucks group as the +173 house underdog from the Washington Capitals in a game closed. Want to imagine the results of that game? Yeah, you are right, the Canucks lost and they did it well. The Caps came away with a 5-2 moneyline and puckline win and they cashed the OVER 5 all by themselves.
Home teams facing odds of +150 or larger this season have a general record of 1-2 but think about this. The last time that the Vancouver Canucks confronted the New York Rangers, they conquered +309 underdog chances on the road and ceased their nine-game skid at a 5-3 win against the highest-scoring group in the league.
I’m in no way saying they’re going to win and that I really have my money on the Rangers -1.5 puckline tonight. What I am saying is that if you see silly moneylines like that, you should almost always give them a sprinkle. The NHL has a few of the greatest parity of any league in North America and in most cases, any team can win on a particular night.
If you are feeling adventurous, you may want to give Vancouver a shot tonight, but honestly — I can not say I advocate it.
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