Vancouver Canucks Odds

The Vancouver Canucks, based in British Columbia, are an NHL team based in the Pacific Division. Fans in Ontario can place bets on the Canucks at online sportsbooks. These odds are available on commercial sports betting apps and on the government-run Proline+ platform. Betting options are available game-by-game and results in the future, including

Vancouver Canucks Futures Odds

When odds are available, a box will show the Vancouver Canucks’ team futures odds for the NHL season. Odds are not available if the Canucks have been eliminated from playoff contention or eliminated during the postseason.

 

Where To Bet On Vancouver Canucks Odds

You bet on the Vancouver Canucks at various online commercial sportsbooks in Ontario. This can be done from your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, but now you have multiple betting options. Examples of online sportsbooks available in Ontario include DraftKings, BetMGM, and Caesars Sportsbook.

All mobile platforms accept futures bets on the Canucks to win their division, conference, and the Stanley Cup. In addition, they all take wagers on individual games. Be sure to check among the platforms to see which is offering the best odds on a given wager.

Online Betting Platforms Enter Ontario Marketplace

PointsBet, BetMGM, and BetRivers are now taking online wagers in Ontario. It’s important to know that you must be in Ontario to place online wagers. Sportsbooks utilize technology to ensure bettors are within specific boundaries in order to wager. So, while you can search the platforms from anywhere to determine your betting strategy, you must be within Ontario’s borders to place your bets.

This is one of the many ways online wagering in Ontario mirrors how things work in the US. You must be located in a state where wagering is legal in order to bet in the US. Each of the above sportsbooks joins Proline+ as wagering options for those in Ontario. Additional platforms will launch as their approved by both the Alcohol and Gaming Commission and iGaming Ontario. iGaming Ontario is part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission and the groups will ensure that this expansion of mobile sports betting meets all legal requirements.

Government-run Proline Operates All Retail Sportsbooks

While Ontario finally opened up mobile sports betting to commercial entities on April 4, the same can’t be said for retail sportsbooks. Any retail sportsbooks in Ontario are under the Proline umbrella of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission. Earlier in 2022, Proline began offering single-event wagering at its retail locations. That move put Proline retail offerings on par with the Proline+ mobile offerings.

At this point, there are no plans to allow commercial entities to run retail sportsbooks in Ontario. In the US, platforms such as DraftKings, FanDuel, BetRivers, and plenty of others operate retail sportsbooks – predominantly at casinos or horse-racing venues.

Vancouver Canucks Regular Season Schedule

Most of the competitors in the regular season schedule for the Canucks are based in the Pacific Division. Five of the divisional teams they’ll face twice at home and on the road. This alters slightly for the other two teams, but they’ll meet them a total of three times. 26 total games are played against divisional opponents.

24 games are based on teams in the other division of the Western Conference. In total, 50 games will be played that count toward the conference schedule. They will play all teams in the Eastern Conference once on the road and once at home to complete the 82-game schedule.

Significant Historical Moments For The Vancouver Canucks

1975: Won first divisional title in the 1974-75 season. In total, the Canucks have 10 divisional titles.

1982: Won first conference championship in the 1981-82 season. The Canucks were swept in their first Stanley Cup Final appearance against the New York Islanders. In total, the Canucks have 3 conference championships.

2012: Accomplished back-to-back Presidents’ Trophy results and won their third conference championship. The Canucks were eventually eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings in the playoffs in 2012.

How Vancouver Canucks Odds Are Calculated

Oddsmakers spend plenty of time studying teams before setting futures odds as well as odds on individual games. While individual odds establish the betting favorite and underdog, the odds are also built with the casino’s bottom line in mind. The odds need to be attractive enough to get the betting public to put money on both teams. If the vast majority of money comes in on one particular team, that leaves the sportsbook in jeopardy of taking a major loss on an individual game.

Lines for individual games are broken into three main areas:

  • Point spread (puck line in hockey terms),
  • Moneyline
  • Total

Here’s a look at what the odds (decimal/American format) were for the Canucks against the Vegas Golden Knights on April 3 at PointsBet:

 Point spreadTotalMoneyline
Golden Knights-1.5 (+195)O 5.5 (-125)-115
Canucks+1.5 (-245)U 5.5 (+105)
-105

Moneyline Odds For Golden Knights vs. Canucks

The Golden Knights won the game 3-2 in overtime. Bettors who picked Las Vegas to win earned $100 for every $115 wagered, as the moneyline on Vegas was -115. A moneyline bet on Vancouver was a losing ticket.

Point spread Bets For Golden Knights vs. Canucks

If you placed a wager on Vancouver with the point spread, it was a winning ticket. The Canucks were +1.5 and since they only lost by a goal, they won. Winning tickets earned $100 for every $245 wagered as Vancouver was -245. Favored by 1.5, the Knights failed to cover, as they won by just one goal. Bettors wagering on the “under” won their wager on the total, which was set at a 5.5 goal. A winning ticket cashed $105 for every $100 bet. If you wagered on the “over” you’re bet failed to cash.

Vancouver Canucks Prop Bets

There were plenty of prop bets available on the Golden Knights game. With prop bets, you pick which team or player will reach certain statistical levels during the game. Prop bets include which team will score first, or last, which team will be the first to score two goals (excluding overtime), three goals, etc. There are odds on if you think a team will win by shutout and wagers on the winning margin.

Individually, you can bet on the total goals of individual players and other player-specific categories. You can even find odds on if the total number of goals in the game is an odd or even number. There are also futures odds available on players to win individual awards, whether it’s for being named the NHL’s MVP, top goalie, or top defenseman to name a few.

How To Bet On Vancouver Canucks In Ontario

Whether you decide to wager with BetMGM, BetRivers, PointsBet, or another platform, you can start by getting acquainted with the different sports betting platforms. Once you’ve downloaded the app or navigated to the website, you’ll need to provide the requested personal information in order to verify your identity. The information is needed to ensure you’re at least 19 years old, which is the minimum age for mobile sports betting in Ontario. The information also is used to prevent unauthorized access to your account and its funds.

After that, you’ll need to fund your account. You’ll be able to do that in a number of ways, including:

  • Debit card
  • Online banking
  • ACH/eChecks
  • PayPal and other electronic wallets

Be sure to check the deposit options offered by each platform as they may vary.

Live Betting On The Vancouver Canucks

Some days are simply busier than others, that’s just the way industry works. And some days, that may mean you simply won’t have time to place a pregame wager on the Canucks. Thankfully, you’ll still have multiple options to wager on the Canucks once the game begins.

Thanks to live betting, also known as in-game betting, you’ll have opportunities to bet throughout the game — with the odds constantly changing. It will be hard not to find odds you’ll want to wager on no matter how the game is going. If the Canucks are leading, you can bet on them to hold the lead. Or, if you don’t trust them, you can bet on the opponent to rally for the win. There will be moneyline, point spreads, and totals odds available, not to mention Player props and prop bets on both teams.

How To Bet On The Stanley Cup Final In Ontario

As fans of the Canucks can quickly tell you, they haven’t been to the Stanley Cup Final since the 2010-11 season. And they’ve only reached that level three times, with the other two being the 1981-82 season and the 1993-94 campaign. That probably won’t change this year, but you can still place a wager on them to go to the next level. All you need to do is go to your favorite platform, click on the NHL section and then look for “futures” odds.

You’ll be able to wager on the Canucks or whichever team you think can win it all. Once the teams are determined, there will be plenty of prop bets offered as well. You’ll have all of the standard prop bets available and you’ll also be able to wager on whom you think will be the MVP of the best-of-seven series.

Vancouver Canucks Partner With BCLC

While Ontario now allows commercial sportsbooks to operate in the province, the same can’t be said for British Columbia. All sports wagering is run by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). That naturally means the Canucks don’t have a partnership with a commercial platform since the promotional value isn’t there for the sportsbooks. But the Canucks have long partnered with BCLC. As the season winds down, the Canucks and BCLC are hosting “Community Heroes Night” to honor those who have contributed to BC as it has dealt with floods and wildfires in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rogers Arena Home To Vancouver Canucks

Now known as Rogers Arena, the Canucks’ home arena opened in 1995 when it was known as General Motors Place. The arena replaced Pacific Coliseum, and the opening coincided with the debut of the Vancouver Grizzlies, an NBA expansion team. The Grizzlies, however, relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, after the 2000-01 season. General Motors maintained naming rights until 2010, at which point a deal was struck with Rogers Communications. The arena is located at 800 Griffiths Way in Vancouver and has a capacity of 18,910 for hockey.

Vancouver Canucks Odds FAQs

How are betting odds calculated for the Vancouver Canucks?

Oddsmakers consider many factors, such as the strength of the roster in general and how it’s playing entering a particular game. Even teams with good rosters get in slumps, and if a team is slumping, it can go from a favorite to an underdog quickly. Injuries are another key factor for oddsmakers.

Do Ontario’s legal sportsbooks offer odds on the Vancouver Canucks?

Yes. All of Ontario’s legal sportsbooks offer odds on the Canucks, along with every other NHL team. There are no prohibitions when it comes to betting on the NHL, so bettors will have plenty of options throughout the regular season. Look for even more opportunities during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

How popular is betting on the Vancouver Canucks?

With legal mobile sports betting just launching in Ontario, it remains to be seen how many wagers will be placed on the Canucks. There are two certainties, though. Look for online bettors in Ontario to flock to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, since the two teams are based in Ontario. Secondly, if and when the Canucks consistently become competitive, betting interest in them will increase.

Which online sportsbook has the best odds on the Canucks?

Check at the beginning of the Vancouver Canucks page to determine what the best odds available are right now. Popular sportsbooks featuring Canucks odds include BetMGM and Caesars Sportsbook.

Is DraftKings legal in Ontario?

DraftKings Sportsbook is open in Ontario, launching a little over a month after the official commercial market opening. They finally received a license from the AGCO and also have a commercial agreement from the iGO.

About the Author

Mark Ashenfelter

Mark Ashenfelter is a Connecticut-based sportswriter and editor who has covered everything from NASCAR to the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. A life-long Philadelphia sports fan, in addition to Penn State football and the Baltimore Orioles, he's previously worked at ESPN, NASCAR Scene magazine and the Daily Local News in Chester County, PA.