Canucks face Minnesota Wild: NHL odds preview and stats
Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild Odds
Minnesota will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Vancouver Canucks pay a visit to Xcel Energy Center.
The Canucks will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 11-6-6 this season, while the Wild are 12-9-2. Vancouver is 10-10-3 on the totals; Minnesota is 7-13-3.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Wild and the No. 13-ranked Canucks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 26-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 15.7% rate while the Canucks have a 80.7% rate on the penalty kill.
Vancouver lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Blue Jackets on March 7. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Wild were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing San Jose are 6-4
After playing Columbus are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Nashville are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Canucks at Wild trends to consider:
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Vancouver's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Vancouver
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Vancouver
Vancouver at Columbus, Tuesday, March 12
Minnesota home to Anaheim, Tuesday, March 12