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Take Penguins vs Canucks Game to Go Over Total

The Vancouver Canucks can regain sole possession of the points lead in the NHL when facing the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second time this season. When looking at our best NHL bets today, the Canucks are favored at home against the Penguins for just the second time in the last six matchups.

Vancouver won the first meeting of the season between the teams on an overtime goal by Elias Pettersson as he finished off a four-point game. The Canucks haven’t won back-to-back games against Pittsburgh since 2017 and 2018 and haven’t accomplished that feat in the same season since the 2016-17 campaign. The last two games between the teams went over after the previous four matchups all finished under the total.

Take Penguins-Canucks Game to Go Over Total
Take Penguins-Canucks Game to Go Over Total

Looking at NHL futures odds, the Canucks are eighth at +1200 in our odds to win the Stanley Cup, with the Penguins priced at +4000 in the championship odds.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between the Penguins and the Canucks.

Penguins vs Canucks Game Information

  • Game: Penguins (26-21-8) vs Canucks (38-16-6)
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10 p.m. ET
  • Location: Rogers Centre, Vancouver, BC
  • Penguins vs Canucks Live Stream: NHL.com


Vancouver is 14-5-1 as a home favorite this season with the Canucks covering against the puck line in 10 of those games. A quick peek at our NHL betting lines shows that Vancouver is favored to improve to 8-2 at home in 2024.

Pittsburgh is just 11-11-4 on the road this season after going 1-4-1 in its last six away games. The Penguins are 3-4-1 outright as a road underdog and have covered against the puck line in five of those games.

The Penguins and Canucks will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Rogers Centre in Vancouver. You can watch the game on SportsNet-Pittsburgh, SportsNet Pacific or on ESPN+.

Penguins vs Canucks Odds and Spreads

Penguins vs Canucks Prediction

Canucks 4, Penguins 3

  • The total went under in six of Vancouver’s last nine games against Pittsburgh.
  • Vancouver is 24-12-3 as the favorite this season.
  • The Canucks are 17-10 against the spread at home.
  • Sixteen of Pittsburgh’s 26 road games went over the total.
  • The total has gone under in 11 of Pittsburgh’s last 15 games.
  • Six of the last seven road games played by the Penguins went under the total.
  • The total went under in five of Vancouver’s last six games against Eastern Conference teams.
  • The Canucks won seven of its last eight games against Metropolitan Division games.


Penguins vs Canucks Over/Under Pick: Over 6 (-115)

Since an action-packed, 10-7 loss to the Minnesota Wild, Vancouver has scored just five times in the last three games. With a couple of days since an overtime win over Boston in a showdown of the two conference leaders, the Canucks should have plenty of jump in this matchup. That is something to consider for NHL over/under predictions.

Sidney Crosby had four points as the Penguins scored seven times in its most recent game so there could be some goals scored in this matchup.

Six of the last seven times that Vancouver welcomed Pittsburgh to town, the game went under the total even if Vancouver is only 2-for-30 on the power play over the last 10 games. Pittsburgh has allowed one power-play goal over the last five games.

Penguins vs Canucks ATS Pick: Penguins +1½ (-180)

Pittsburgh is 1-4-1 in its last six road games and hitting the road to face the highest-scoring team in the NHL will be no easy task.

While the payout is better to go with Vancouver at -1½, Vancouver has played four one-goal games in February while three of Pittsburgh’s last four games have been decided by one goal.

Pittsburgh has won just two of its last seven games against Western Conference teams.

Vancouver needed to rally from two goals down midway through the third period the last time out to avoid losing a fifth straight game.

Penguins vs Canucks Player Prop Pick: J.T. Miller 1+ Goals (+160)

Over his last four games, J.T. Miller has five goals and four assists so the +160 odds for Miller to score a goal are pretty tempting. Perhaps there are those willing to take a chance on Miller at +700 to light the lamp twice in this game when it comes to the NHL hockey bets today.

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Questions Of The Day

How have the Penguins fared in recent road games against the Vancouver Canucks?

Pittsburgh has won four of its last seven games in Vancouver and hasn’t lost back-to-back home games to Vancouver since 2002 and 2003.

What is a good player prop option for the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Is it ever a bad idea to roll with Sidney Crosby to score a goal? Crosby is listed by the NHL bet predictions at +120 to have at least one goal in this game.

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