The Vancouver Canucks, led by Elias Pettersson and Bo Horvat, are set to take the ice against Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in a cross-continent showdown. The game will get started at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 8, and you will be able to catch it live on Sportsnet Pacific.
Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins Odds
Boston (-245) is currently favored over Vancouver (+205), and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -125 under, +105 over.
Vancouver is 9-7 straight up (SU) and has netted 8.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. Nine of its games have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and none have pushed. This 2018-19 Canucks team is 4-5 SU on the road.
Vancouver has converted on 19.1 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.0 percent of its penalties..
Sporting a .902 save percentage and 29.6 saves per game, Jacob Markstrom (6-4-1) has been the primary option in goal for Vancouver this year. If it decides to rest him, however, head coach Travis Green could roll with Anders Nilsson (3-3 record, .912 save percentage, 2.67 goals against average).
On the other side of the ice, Boston is 8-6 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 14 regular season contests, 10 of its games have gone under the total, while four have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 5-1 SU at home thus far.
The Bruins have converted on 29.5 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.5 percent of all penalties.
Jaroslav Halak has stopped 27.4 shots per game as the primary netminder in goal for the Bruins. Halak has four wins, four losses, and two overtime losses to his name and has maintained a .952 save percentage and an outstanding 1.45 goals against average this year.