Detroit Red Wings vs. Vancouver Canucks
NHL Pick: Vancouver -154 odds (April 20th 2013)
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I successfully played against the Canucks recently, when they lost at St. Louis. Back on home ice and hungry for a win, I like their chances a lot better tonight.
It’s true that the Wings have long been a thorn in Vancouver’s side and that they’ve had their way with the Canucks this season.
Its also true that the Wings are in “desperation mode,” as they’re in real danger of missing the playoffs. That hasn’t happened in more than two decades.
Being “desperate” hasn’t helped Detroit lately though. The Wings couldn’t even beat lowly Calgary last time out and have now dropped four of their last five.
Needless to say, Vancouver is much better than Calgary.
While the Canucks may not need this game as much as their guests, they know this is a chance to really “put a nail in Detroit’s coffin.” They’re 30-11 (+16.6) the last 41 times that they attempted to avenge a home loss and I expect a highly motivated effort this evening. Consider laying the wood.