The Canucks have flipped the script and are writing an underdog story that fans can rally behind after a recent run of wins has moved their PlayNow.com odds of making the playoffs to 4.25 (+325).
One reason for the Canucks’ recent run of success has been the standout play of goaltender Thatcher Demko, who was the NHL’s Third Star of December and is putting together an argument for Vezina Trophy consideration as the league’s best goaltender.
In fact, Demko’s odds of winning the Vezina on PlayNow.com have gone from 36.00 (+3500) as of December 7, 2021 to 16.00 (+1500) today. Approximately 22 per cent of the wagers and 20 per cent of the bets are on Demko to take home the honour.
However, despite the recent stretch of strong play, the Canucks still have an uphill battle. Their odds of missing the playoffs have gone from 1.76 (-130) at the start of the season to 1.18 (-550) today. The Canucks opened the season with 2.00 (+100) odds of making the playoffs.
PlayNow.com is B.C.’s only online gambling website where revenue goes back to the Province of B.C. to support important societal investments like healthcare, education, and community programs. PlayNow.com prioritizes player health with robust safeguards, such as session reminders, time and weekly deposit limits. Visit PlayNow.com to learn more about these online tools and how BCLC encourages healthy play. For further information, visit GameSense.com.