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Minnesota Wild vs Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview

Vancouver CanucksMinnesota Wild
Feb 9, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild Odds

33-15-5TEAM RECORD25-20-8

Hockey bettors look for value at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday as host Minnesota battles the Vancouver Canucks in hockey odds action.

The Wild sport records of 25-20-8 heading into this matchup, while the Canucks sit at 33-15-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-23-10 for the Wild and 25-23-5 for the Canucks.

View Vancouver vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wild as +130 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Wild) and the No. 4 (Canucks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 29-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 14.5% rate while the Canucks have a 85.9% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Vancouver was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Predators. Bettors on Vancouver at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Blue Jackets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -102 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Columbus are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Canucks at Wild trends to consider:
Vancouver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Vancouver
Minnesota is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Vancouver at Calgary, Saturday, February 11
Minnesota home to Columbus, Saturday, February 11

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