Betting odds and prediction against Avalanche (November 17th)

The Vancouver Canucks have hit an all-time low.

After one of the worst road trips in history, conceding 19 goals in three games and embarrassingly losing each one, Vancouver returns home in search of a glimmer of hope.

The Canucks, who sit with a record of 5-9-2, rank seventh in the Pacific Division and are currently also six points ahead of second wildcard spot in the Western Conference. With their current trend of gritty game play, Vancouver is in massive danger of dropping out of playoff competitions before the new year begins.

On Wednesday evening, the Canucks welcome the Colorado Avalanche to the Rogers Arena for their second matchup of last week. After Colorado’s 7-1 growth last Thursday, Vancouver needs a vastly improved performance to keep Wednesday’s game under control and competitive.

The Canucks’ specialty teams are getting less and less special from night to night, with their penalty-kill efficiency coming last in the NHL. Unless head coach Travis Green and his players make changes and adjustments, Colorado’s fifth best offense should feast like last time, when they scored 66% in power play.

With increasing pressure from fans and media on the team, it feels like it could be the last night to Green, General Manager Jim Benning and her staff. While the incompetence of upper management makes it less likely that this will happen, a change will certainly need to be made if the trend continues. In other words, if the Canucks show no desperation or passion on Thursday and at least get their way to some point, we could reach an important point in the history of the franchise.

Due to his lengthy hiatus, the Canucks are expected to return to starter Thatcher Demko between the posts, while Colorado should play reigning starter Darcy Kuemper at the other end of the rink.

The odds for Thursday’s game between the Canucks and Avalanche are provided by WynnBET Sportsbook, FanSided’s official betting partner.

Canucks vs. avalanche rates and sums:

Money line:

Canucks +140

Avalanche -155

Total:

6.0 goals (over +105 // under -125)

Puck line:

Canucks +1.5 at -175

Avalanche -1.5 at +155

Canucks vs. avalanche forecast:

In the world of betting, you make decisions based on what you think is going to happen, not what you want. In this scenario, you shouldn’t be betting with your heart, although you may want to take the canucks in hopes of getting them back in shape. Taking the avalanche -1.5 on the puckline is the smart move here, as the productive odds are +155. Take into account Vancouver’s defensive wreckage, as well as their continued failed reporting on their three most recent losses, which Canucks fade away until they prove you wrong.

Tip: Avalanche -1.5 at +155

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