Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vancouver Canucks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 27

Feb 15, 2023; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Andrei Kuzmenko (96) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers in the third period at Rogers Arena. Rangers won 6-4.
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We have your Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vancouver Canucks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Pittsburgh Penguins hit the road to face the Vancouver Canucks.

The Vancouver Canucks (38-16-6) are set to host the Pittsburgh Penguins (26-21-8) in a highly anticipated matchup at Rogers Arena. With the Canucks leading their division and the Penguins fighting to climb the standings, this game could have significant playoff implications.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds Info

Moneyline: Pittsburgh Penguins +130 (PointsBet) / Vancouver Canucks -160 (PointsBet)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Pittsburgh Penguins -175 (PointsBet) / Vancouver Canucks +155 (FanDuel)

Total: 6.0 – +100 (BetRivers) / -120 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27

Time: 10:00 PM

Location: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC


Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have 11 wins and 15 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have 10 wins and 10 losses.
  • This season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have hit 21 overs and 34 unders.

Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Vancouver Canucks have 20 wins and 7 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Vancouver Canucks have 23 wins and 14 losses.
  • This season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 37 overs and 23 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins have faced off three times, with the Canucks emerging victorious in two of those encounters. The games, which span from October 2022 to January 2024, have seen the home team win twice and the visiting team once. In terms of betting statistics, the Canucks have consistently outperformed expectations, covering the spread in all three matchups, while the Penguins have not won against the spread in any of the games. The total score has tended to be high, with the over hitting twice and the under just once. The most recent game, played on January 11, 2024, ended with a 4-3 victory for the Canucks in an overtime thriller. The Canucks, who were the underdogs with a closing moneyline of 110, managed to overcome the odds, while the Penguins, favored with a closing moneyline of -134, fell short. The closing over-under for this game was set at 6.5, and with a total score of 7, the result was an over.

The latest game between the two teams on January 11, 2024, was a tightly contested affair that saw the Vancouver Canucks edge out the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 4-3 overtime victory. The Canucks’ offensive efforts were led by Brock Boeser, who netted two goals in the first period, and Elias Pettersson, who not only assisted on both of Boeser’s goals but also scored twice, including the game-winning goal in overtime. The Penguins’ response included a goal from Marcus Pettersson and a contribution from their captain, Sidney Crosby, who scored in the second period. The Canucks’ goaltender, Thatcher Demko, faced 35 shots and made 32 saves, finishing the game with a save percentage of 0.914. On the other side, the Penguins’ goaltending duo of Alex Nedeljkovic and Tristan Jarry combined faced 29 shots, saving 25, for a save percentage of 0.862. The game’s final score spread was 1, with the Canucks overcoming a -1.5 spread, and the total score of 7 meant the game concluded with an over result against a closing over-under of 6.5.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vancouver Canucks Predictions

The Canucks are coming into this game with a strong record, sitting at the top of their conference and division. They’ve been particularly dominant at home, boasting a 20-5-2 record at Rogers Arena. The team’s success has been fueled by the stellar play of J.T. Miller, who leads the team with 79 points, and Brock Boeser, who tops the goal-scoring charts with 33. Vancouver’s offense has been a force to be reckoned with, and they’ll be looking to capitalize on their momentum after a recent victory.

On the other side, the Penguins are on a two-game winning streak but have had an inconsistent season, reflected in their 7th place standing in their division. Sidney Crosby continues to be the heart of the team, leading in both goals (32) and points (60). The addition of Erik Karlsson has bolstered their defense, and he leads the team with 35 assists. Pittsburgh’s performance on the road has been evenly split, and they’ll need to bring their best game to challenge the Canucks on their home ice.

This game will feature a key matchup between the Canucks’ offensive leaders and the Penguins’ defensive strategies. Vancouver’s power play, backed by Quinn Hughes’ playmaking abilities, will test the Penguins’ penalty kill unit. Meanwhile, the goaltending matchup will be crucial, with Thatcher Demko for the Canucks and the Penguins’ duo of Alex Nedeljkovic and Tristan Jarry sharing responsibilities in the net. As both teams vie for a win to bolster their playoff positions, expect an intense battle with strategic plays from both ends of the ice.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vancouver Canucks Pick

The Vancouver Canucks have been formidable at home this season, boasting a 20-5-2 record at Rogers Arena, which suggests a strong home-ice advantage. Their recent performance, coupled with the offensive prowess of J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser, positions them well to continue their success. The Canucks have also shown the ability to outperform expectations, covering the spread in their last three matchups against the Penguins. With the team leading their conference and division, they have the momentum and the statistical backing to be the favored pick.

While the Penguins have the talent and experience of Sidney Crosby and the defensive skills of Erik Karlsson, their inconsistent season and even split in road performance make them a riskier bet. Additionally, the historic head-to-head favors the Canucks, who have won two out of the last three encounters, including the most recent game where they overcame the odds as underdogs. Considering these factors, along with the Canucks’ strong home record and recent trends, the Vancouver Canucks moneyline bet is the more compelling choice for this matchup.

The Pick: Vancouver Canucks -160. (PointsBet)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Drew O’Connor Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -180 +140 2.2 2.21
Erik Karlsson Assists 0.5 7/10 -120 -110 0.8 0.80
Erik Karlsson Points 0.5 7/10 -166 +130 0.8 0.80
Reilly Smith Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -115 -115 1.8 1.81