The Vancouver Canucks and their rookie sensation Brock Boesner face off against the New York Islanders on March 5th at 10pm. Both teams possess players that are Calder Trophy material. The Canucks (24-32-9) have Boesner with 29 goals and 55 points on the NHL betting season and the Islanders (29-29-8) have Mathew Barzal with 18 goals and 67 points so far.
The odds favorite Vancouver Canucks (-120) have some of the NHL's worst defense and the goalies are hot and cold. On the offensive side, Daniel Sedin has eight goals in eight games and the team has speed and young talent. Vancouver is coming off of three straight losses still looking for a wild card spot in the playoffs from the Eastern Conference. Jussi Jokinen will play for the first time in three games since he came over from the Blue Jackets. The Goalie for the Canucks will be 27 year old Anders Nilsson who also has a 90% save percentage with 724 shots by oppponents and 71 goals scored. The Vegas odds makers favorite for this NHL betting trends matchup is the Vancouver Canucks at -1 1/2(+230) and the road dogs as the Islanders at +1 1/2(-270). For the over/under bettor the game total is listed at 6(+105)u and 6(-125)u.
The Islanders (EVEN) have lost all six games against the Canucks at Rogers Arena this NHL free sportspicks season. New York is looking to secure a spot in the wild card for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Western Conference. The Islanders will have Christopher Gibson in the net. the 25 year old has one win and one loss with a 90% save percentage. Gibson has taken on 143 shots by opponents with 14 goals scored. Who will win the battle of the rookies Boesner or Barzal? Hurry, time to place your bet is running out.
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