Bo Horvat, Elias Pettersson, and the Vancouver Canucks will do battle against Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, and the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center for a Western Conference showdown. Sportsnet Pacific will broadcast the action, which gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 15.
Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild Odds
The Wild (-215) are currently favored over the Canucks (+180) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -120 over, +100 under.
Minnesota is 11-7 straight up (SU) and has earned 2.8 units for moneyline bettors this season. That win percentage, the NHL’s fifth-best so far this season, isn’t too far off from to what the team produced during last year’s regular season (45-37). Through 18 regular season matches, nine of its games have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and just one has pushed. This year, the team is 5-3 SU at home.
The Wild have converted on 18.0 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked fourth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 85.7 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 29.7 saves per game with a .927 save percentage, Devan Dubnyk (8-6-2) has been the top goalkeeper for the Wild this year. If head coach Bruce Boudreau chooses to give him a rest, however, Minnesota may turn to Alex Stalock (3-1-1 record, .905 save percentage, 2.73 goals against average).
Vancouver has earned 7.3 units for moneyline bettors this season and is currently 10-10 straight up (SU). 10 of its contests have gone over the total, while another 10 have gone under the total and none have pushed. The Canucks are 5-8 SU as an away team this season.
The Canucks have converted on 18.5 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 19th overall and it’s successfully killed off 80.3 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jacob Markstrom (29.1 saves per game) has been the main option in the net for Vancouver. Markstrom has seven wins, seven losses, and two OT losses to his credit, while registering a .896 save percentage and 3.28 goals against average this year.
Vancouver Canucks at Minnesota Wild Betting Predictions
Free Pick: SU Winner – Wild, O/U – Over