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Canucks face Minnesota Wild: NHL odds preview and stats

Vancouver CanucksMinnesota Wild
Feb 7, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild Odds

5-2-2TEAM RECORD4-4-1

The Wild get a visit from the Vancouver Canucks in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Minnesota battles the Canucks, currently with a 5-2-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-6 for the Wild and 1-7-1 for the Canucks.

View Vancouver vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -105 favorites. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
The Wild sit at No. 15 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Canucks sit at a No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 23-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 15.2% rate while the Canucks have a 76.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Vancouver won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Oilers on February 4. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Phoenix at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Canucks at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vancouver's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games on the road
Vancouver is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Vancouver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Vancouver

Next up:
Vancouver home to Calgary, Saturday, February 9
Minnesota home to Nashville, Saturday, February 9