Vancouver favored by -147 against Minnesota on Friday


Minnesota Wild

Vancouver Canucks
32-21-7 February 28, 2014, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena 28-24-9



The visiting Wild hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Rogers Arena against the Vancouver Canucks.

The Wild will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 32-21-7 this season, while the Canucks are 28-24-9. Minnesota is 17-29-14 against the total, while Vancouver is 20-33-8 versus the number.

View Minnesota Wild vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Vancouver sat as -147 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Canucks) and the No. 23 (Wild) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Oilers. Bettors on Minnesota at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Vancouver was a 1-0 winner at home against the Blues. Bettors on Vancouver at +133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 27-ranked offense (2.41 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.45 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 13.71% rate while the Wild have a 81.05% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Minnesota home to Calgary, Monday, March 3rd
Vancouver home to Ottawa, Sunday, March 2nd
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