The Ducks have had a poor season and are second last in the Western Conference Atlantic Division with 50 points. Coming into this one after a loss, they will look to perform better, get something from the encounter, and create momentum to move forward.
Meanwhile, the Vancouver Canucks had a poor season as they are placed sixth in the Western Conference Pacific Division with 57 points. Having won their last two games, they come into this one with momentum on their side and will look to add more to the points tally at the end of this game.
Ducks vs. Canucks Odds
Ducks vs. Canucks Match Details
Fixture: Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 8, 20223, 10 PM EDT
Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver
Anaheim vs. Vancouver Key Stats
The Ducks have scored only 160 goals in 64 games this season, with Trevor Zegras and Adam Henrique contributing 39 goals. However, there has been a downfall in scoring rate with the likes of Mason McTavish and Troy Terry struggling to contribute. They have to make plans accordingly to perform better in the upcoming game to score goals.
Their defense has conceded more than four goals per game this season and has allowed over three per game in the last three appearances. All the goaltenders have been poor this season and have a combined save percentage of 0.900. Goaltender John Gibson did well in the past, but his performance has dropped too, which adds to the negatives for the Ducks.
In comparison, the Canucks have scored 209 goals through the contribution of Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson. Both have provided 61 goals and have had a goal contribution per game in their last five starts. Also, Andrei Kuzmenko and Andrei Kuzmenko have contributed to a goal in their past five starts, which makes the offense strong for the upcoming game.
However, the defense has been poor this season and has conceded around four goals per game, as all the goaltenders have been inconsistent with their contributors. Though, they have only allowed two goals per game on average in the last three games. Young Arturs Silovs has done well alongside Thatcher Demko to allow less than three goals in the previous three appearances at a save percentage of over 0.920.
Anaheim vs. Vancouver Betting Prediction
The game is between the two inconsistent and weak teams of the season. The Ducks are 7-2 in their last nine against a team with a losing record and are 12-4 against the Canucks in the past 16 meetings. But they have not performed well in the last few games and have scored less than two goals per game.
On the other hand, the Canucks are 4-1 in their last five games playing with a day’s rest. They have also performed well against the team with a winning percentage below 0.400 %, winning 20 in the last 28 meetings. Plus, they have scored nine against six in their last three games and come with a winning momentum into the game.
The Canucks are in an advantageous position in this game and we can expect them to do well to take the game with ease covering the spread.