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Vancouver Canucks

Minnesota Wild
33-30-10 March 26, 2014, 07:30 PM | Xcel Energy Center 37-24-11



The Minnesota Wild battle the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday in NHL betting action at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild bring a 37-24-11 record to the battle against the 33-30-10 Canucks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 22-32-18 so far and the Canucks go 27-38-8. View Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Vancouver before puck drop in this match found them as 153-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Wild and the No. 20-rated Canucks in this matchup.

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The Canucks were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -235 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Wild were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 23-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.68 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 18.75% rate while the Canucks have a 83.27% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Vancouver at Colorado, Thursday, March 27th
Minnesota at St. Louis, Thursday, March 27th

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