Hockey Sports Betting: Canucks vs Red Wings Free Pick
NHL sports betting action heats up in Hockey Town when the Vancouver Canucks pay a visit to the Joe Louis Arena to face the Detroit Red Wings. This match-up could be a preview of the NHL 2011 Western Conference Final. Please read on to get our Free NHL Sports Betting Pick!
Hockey Sports Betting: Canucks vs Wings – Free Pick: Tonight’s NHL schedule features two NHL playoff bound teams as the Vancouver Canucks travel to Hockey Town USA to battle the Detroit Red Wings.
Puck drop, from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan is slated for Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM EDT.
NHL Game Preview: Red Wings vs Canucks
Should Vancouver and Detroit both win two NHL 2011 playoff series they would meet in the NHL Western Conference Final. The Canucks (47-17-9) locked into first while the Red Wings (43-21-9) three points up on the third place San Jose Sharks.
Both teams are dealing with injuries as Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen will each miss their third straight game while Jiri Hudler will will sit out his fourth straight game.
Andrew Alberts, Tanner Glass and Alex Edler will all be in the Canucks section of the press box, while Manny Malhotra could be lost for the season with an eye injury.
The Malhotra injury is a huge blow to the Canucks as he was second in the NHL in faceoff wins at 61.7 percent this season as well as major force on the Vancouver penalty kill.
NHL Betting Lines: Vancouver Canucks vs Detroit Red Wings
Puck Lines: Vancouver +1.5 goals (-305) Detroit -1.5 goals (+245)
Money Lines: Red Wings -110 ~ Canucks -110
Game Total: 5.5 Goals OVER -105 Under -115
Free NHL Sports Betting Pick: Vancouver @ Detroit
Vancouver has been white hot as they have gone 8-2-0 over their last ten games. Detroit has struggled some with a 4-3-3 in their last ten contests. The Canucks will likely try to send a message tonight as the Red Wings have owned the Western Conference in recent years.
Take the Canucks on the Puck Line at +1.5 goals (-305)