Tuesday NHL odds: Canucks in pick’em, Canadiens favourites

Tim-Schaller

Vancouver Canucks' Tim Schaller celebrates his second goal against the Washington Capitals during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday October 25, 2019. (Darryl Dyck / CP)

The Vancouver Canucks will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the slumping Nashville Predators on Tuesday in a -110 pick’em matchup on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Vancouver offence has struggled during the current slide that continued with Sunday’s 2-1 loss to New Jersey, scoring just five total goals over four straight losses ahead of Tuesday night’s matchup at Rogers Arena.

The Canucks’ current swoon comes on the heels of a 9-1-2 run during which they averaged 4.25 goals per game and scored five or more times in four of five home contests. The team’s previous steady scoring has contributed to a solid 4-1-2 record on home ice.

However, the Canucks have struggled against the Predators. Nashville has earned the win in 10 of 15 overall meetings with the Canucks, according to the OddsShark NHL Database, including two of its past three trips to Vancouver. But the Predators are also enduring a slump of their own, claiming victory in just one of their past five outings while surrendering an uncharacteristic four goals per game.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Montreal Canadiens vie for a fourth straight win at home as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets as -170 betting favourites. The Canadiens eked out a narrow 3-2 win over the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, and have now seen four of their past five contests settled by a single goal.

The Blue Jackets travel to Montreal as +140 underdogs after dropping a 4-2 decision in Colorado as a +120 wager on Saturday, dumping them to 1-5-1 over their past seven games. The team has also struggled in recent dates at the Bell Centre, scoring just five total goals while going 1-2-1 over their past four visits.

Elsewhere on the Tuesday NHL odds, the Winnipeg Jets look to win three in a row for the first time since early October as they host the Avalanche as -165 favourites, while later on Tuesday night the Edmonton Oilers visit San Jose as +115 underdogs.

The Jets have posted wins in four of five outings while surrendering just two goals per game. Winnipeg’s recent stingy ways have spawned a steady 8-2 run for the UNDER in totals betting, but that run could be challenged by an Avalanche squad that has seen an average of 9.5 total goals per game scored during its current two-game win streak.

The Oilers have rediscovered their offensive touch during their two-game surge, scoring 10 total goals, but have potted just 2.5 goals per game over four straight losses to the Sharks.

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