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Hockey odds preview - Minnesota vs. Vancouver

Minnesota WildVancouver Canucks
Dec 19, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena

Minnesota Wild vs Vancouver Canucks Odds

20-8-5TEAM RECORD19-11-2

Vancouver will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Minnesota Wild pay a visit to Rogers Arena.

The Canucks sit at 19-11-2 on the season; in comparison, the Wild are currently 20-8-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Vancouver is 16-14-2 OU, and Minnesota is 12-14-7 OU.

View Minnesota vs Vancouver Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Canucks) and the No. 22 (Wild) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 5-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 25.2% rate while the Wild have a 85.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +137 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Vancouver was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They won as -150 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing NY Islanders are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Wild at Canucks trends to consider:
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Minnesota is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Vancouver is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Calgary, Tuesday, December 20
Vancouver home to Detroit, Wednesday, December 21