NHL: Ducks vs Canucks Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Mar 8)
- Anaheim Ducks have gone 4-4-2 over their last ten
- Vancouver Canucks looking for a third straight win
Two sides toward the bottom of the Pacific Division standings will clash on Wednesday. The Vancouver Canucks will be favored in the betting this week, as they bid to record a third straight win when they take on the Anaheim Ducks.
A playoff finish looks unlikely for both of these teams this term, but the Vancouver Canucks have certainly impressed in recent weeks. They will be looking to maintain their winning sequence when they play host to the Ducks on Wednesday night.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 10:00 p.m ET
- Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver
- How To Watch: NHL TV
It appears to be too deep into the season to suggest that the Canucks could make a late charge for a playoff spot. But, their recent form in the NHL has been extremely encouraging. They come into this game having won five of their last ten, which includes a run of two straight victories.
At home, they have gone 13-17-1 this term, but recent showings could see them improve that record before the end of the season. They picked up a shootout victory in Vancouver against the Nashville Predators in their most recent game.
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This has been a season to forget for the Ducks, as they remain toward the bottom of the Western Conference. They have picked up just 50 points this term, which is only better than the Chicago Blackhawks. The Ducks come into this game in relatively solid form by their standards, as they have won four of their last ten.
However, no team has allowed more goals than the Ducks this term, and that weak defensive line was evident once again in their previous game. Anaheim was well beaten on the road on Tuesday evening, as they fell to a 5-2 loss against the Seattle Kraken.
We expect fatigue to play a role in this game, with the Ducks having played just 24 hours earlier. Therefore, we expect the Canucks to maintain their fine winning sequence by landing a third straight victory.