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NHL Game Preview - Wild underdogs vs Canucks at Minnesota

Vancouver CanucksMinnesota Wild
Nov 3, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild Odds

6-5-1TEAM RECORD5-3-3

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

The Wild sport records of 5-3-3 heading into this matchup, while the Canucks sit at 6-5-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-6-2 for the Wild and 6-5-1 for the Canucks.

View Vancouver vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as +110 underdogs. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
The Wild sit at No. 30 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Canucks sit at a No. 7 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.1 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 12.5% while the Canucks defense kills off 86.8% of their penalties.

The Canucks were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Red Wings. They won as +175 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Calgary are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Canucks at Wild trends to consider:
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Vancouver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Vancouver's last 12 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Vancouver
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vancouver

Next up:
Vancouver at St. Louis, Friday, November 4
Minnesota home to St. Louis, Saturday, November 5

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