Betway Bets of the Day: Elias Pettersson to light the lamp after massive contract extension

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Tyson Cole
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Elias Pettersson just got a massive eight-year, 92.8-million-dollar extension with the Vancouver Canucks. The extension comes off the back of a slight slump for the player and the team, as they’ve lost six of their last seven games. They’re hoping to put this behind them, starting tonight, now that the noise is behind them. 
Tonight’s expected goaltender match-ups for our highlighted games:
The Vancouver Canucks’ Casey DeSmith (7-4-5) vs. The Anaheim Ducks’ John Gibson (13-20-2).
The San Jose Sharks’ Kappo Kahkonen (6-19-2) vs. The Minnesota Wild’s Filip Gustavsson (16-15-3). 

Elias Pettersson over 2.5 shots on goal (-150)

Your $15.00 bet would return $25.00.
Elias Pettersson has cleared this line in four of his last seven games, averaging 2.9 shots on 5.9 shot attempts. Over his last three road games, Pettersson has cleared in two games, averaging 3.3 shots on 7.0 shot attempts. 
Against the Ducks, Pettersson has covered in six of his last seven games, averaging 4.0 shots on 6.0 shot attempts — including in their only meeting earlier this season, where he landed all three of his shot attempts on net. Anaheim is allowing the third most shots against over their last 10 games, averaging 34.1 per game. 
The Anaheim Ducks have been the most undisciplined team in the league over their last 10 games, averaging 3.9 power play opportunities per game. Elias Pettersson is second on the Canucks in power play shots on goal but leads the team in power play shot attempts. 
Using data provided by HockeyViz.com, let’s look at the area where the Ducks allow most of their shots on goal on the penalty kill and compare it to where Pettersson shoots the most. 
The dark brown areas indicate where Anaheim allows the most shots on goal – the blue squares show where Pettersson shot the puck from. 
As you can see, the Ducks allow most of their shots on the half wall on the powerplay, where Pettersson takes the bulk of his shots. 

Elias Pettersson goal & Canucks to win (+187)

Your $5.00 bet would return $14.37.
Pettersson has been cold lately, with just one goal in his last 10 games, but I’m expecting him to hop back into shape with all this noise now behind him, that he shows the team exactly why he deserves the 92 million dollar deal. 
While he hasn’t lit the lamp in a while, he has an impressive history against today’s opponent. Against the Ducks, Pettersson has goals in four of his last six games – including one earlier this season. Anaheim are allowing the most goals against over their last 10, averaging 4.6 per game. 
The Vancouver Canucks have just one win over their last seven games but have won their last five straight against the Ducks. Both teams have the same 4-5-1 record over their last 10 games, despite both teams on opposite ends of two-game streaks – Vancouver has lost two straight while Anaheim has won two straight. 

Joel Eriksson Ek over 3.5 shots on goal (-134)

Your $10 bet would return $20.00.
Joel Eriksson Ek hasn’t covered this line in two straight games, but before that, he reached this shot line in four of his last five, averaging 3.6 shots on 6.2 shot attempts per game. On home ice this season, Eriksson Ek is clearing at a 62% clip, averaging 4.0 shots on 6.0 shot attempts. 
Against the Sharks, the Wild centreman has cleared this line in four of his last six games, averaging 3.5 shots on 5.3 shot attempts. San Jose is allowing 35.6 shots per game over their previous 10. 
The Wild are on the second half of a back-to-back tonight for the 11th time this season. Most players tend to play more sluggishly on 0 days of rest between games- not Eriksson Ek. The Swede has covered this line in nine of 10 back-to-back games this season, averaging 4.8 shots on 6.2 shot attempts. 

Last Game Recap

Rickard Rakell Over 2.5 Shots on Goal – WON – (+$10.00)
Jacob Markstrom Over 27.5 Saves – LOSS – (-$10.00)
Mikael Backlund Over 2.5 Shots on Goal – LOSS – (-$10.00)
Rickard Rakell crushed the Flames last night as he cashed this line in the first period and finished the game with six total shots on goal. The Pittsburgh Penguins fall just one shot shy of getting Jacob Markstrom to his saves. Mikael Backlund finally lets us down, but the money he made us along the way heavily outweighs this loss.
All-Time Record: 41-54 (-$143.37)

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