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Colorado Avalanche vs. Canucks betting odds & handicapping preview

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The Vancouver Canucks will try to maintain their utter dominance over their Northwest Division foe Colorado on Wednesday night when they play the second game of a three game home stand.

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Colorado Avalanche (28-25-4) at Vancouver Canucks (35-15-6)
When: 10:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Broadcast: ALT (HD), SNET-P (HD)
Avalanche vs. Canucks Betting Lines from Bodog
Spread: Canucks -1 ½ (+125)
Moneyline: Avalanche +185: Canucks -204
Over/Under: 5 ½ goals
*NHL ATS Matchup Report*

Vancouver is unbeaten in regulation in their last 10 games (7-0-3) while the Avalanche have not tasted defeat in regulation in their last four contests (2-0-2).

The Colorado Avalanche know that they can hang with Vancouver – beating them is another story altogether. On February 4th, the Avs were 35 seconds away from defeating the Canucks for the first time in regulation in a staggering 14 games!

They lost that game in a shootout brining their record to 0-2-12 in their last 14 against Vancouver.

However, Coach Joe Sacco likes the way that the team has been playing of late (2-0-2 in their last four).

Colorado is 19th in the NHL in goals for and 18th in goals against but they do own the league’s 8th ranked power play.

Paul Stastny has five multi-point games in his last 15 outings and has four points in his last three, Gabriel Landeskog has two goals and an assist during a mini-three game points streak and David Jones has recorded five points in his last three games.

Matt Duchene will travel with the team but likely won’t suit up Wednesday leaving a big hole in the Avalanche offense.

In goal, expect Jean-Sebastien Guigere to start after Seymon Varlamov lost his fourth straight game against St. Louis on Saturday. Giggy is 2-1-1 with a 1.94 goals against average and a .935 save percentage in his last four starts.

The Vancouver Canucks are getting used to playing more than 60 minutes – 10 of their last 13 games have gone to extra time including five of their last six games that have gone to a shootout.

Still, a 9-1-3 streak has Vancouver a whopping 16 points up in the Northwest Division. Vancouver currently sits second in the Western Conference, two points behind the scorching Detroit Red Wings.

Vancouver continues to own the league’s 4th best offense. David Booth and Ryan Kesler have led the way – Booth has five goals and four assists in 11 games and Kesler has scored in six of nine games, tallying eight points over that stretch.

The Sedin line was held without a shot on Monday night but Daniel Sedin has seven goals in 14 games against Colorado and Henrik Sedin has seven goals and 12 assists during Vancouver’s recent dominance of the Avs.

It is not yet clear who will start in goal on Wednesday night. Cory Schneider has a three game win streak against Colorado and is 2-0-0 with a 1.94 goals against average in his last two starts overall and Roberto Luongo is 5-0-3 in his last eight games with a save percentage of .933.

Dave’s Free Won’t Cost You Anything NHL Betting Prediction:

The Canucks have gained at least a point in 14 straight games against Colorado while going 12-0-2. Interestingly, the Avalanche had won 10 straight shootouts before their February 4th game against the Canucks.

Avalanche vs. Canucks

Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks Betting Lines & Handicapping

We all keep waiting for the Canucks to deliver a Dud – they have been squeaking by for a long time now.

But against Colorado, a loss is unlikely at best. At -204, a win by Vancouver won’t be all that profitable but it is a pay day nonetheless.

Take the home team to maintain their utter dominance over their visitor.

Pick: Vancouver Canucks -204

Here are some interesting Player Props for Wednesday`s game:

Shane O’Brien Penalty Minutes
Line = 0.5 Over (1.45) | Under (1.80)

Henrik Sedin Points
Line = 1.5 Over (1.70) | Under (1.55)

Daniel Sedin Shots on Goal
Line = 3.5 Over (1.50) | Under (1.75)

Ryan Kesler Goals
Line = 0.5 Over (1.75) | Under (1.50)

Alex Burrows Penalty Minutes
Line = 0.5 Over (1.70) | Under (1.55)

Alexander Edler Shots on Goal
Line = 2.5 Over (1.50) | Under (1.75)

Kevin Bieksa Points
Line = 0.5 Over (1.60) | Under (1.60)

Colorado Shots on Goal
Line = 30.5 Over (1.60) | Under (1.60)

Colorado Power Play Goals
Line = 0.5 Over (1.75) | Under (1.50)

Colorado First Period Goals
Line = 0.5 Over (1.75) | Under (1.50)

Cody Hodgson Goals
Line = 0.5 Over (2.10) | Under (1.30)

David Booth Points
Line = 0.5 Over (1.45) | Under (1.80)

Game Links

Game 57 Avalanche vs. Canucks: Hockey Gods Aren’t Happy With Vancouver – Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Wednesday Night Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche matchup preview.

Managing Editor “Q’s” Game Notes + Preview – Also his prediction.  Vancouver has won four in a row against Colorado both overall and at home, and have gone beyond regulation in 10 of their last 13 contests.

(Click To Bet Now At Bodog (Bovada.lv If Your In USA))

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