Wild vs. Canucks Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Ryan Raeburn | Updated Dec 03, 2018

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The Canucks have a much easier road ahead in a weak Pacific division, while the Wild will have it tougher in the competitive Central.

Minnesota
37-36-5-4
AT
December 04, 2018, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
35-36-5-6
Puckline -1.5 +160
Moneyline -160
Over / Under o +6

65%

Betting Action

35%

Puckline +1.5 -190
Moneyline +135
Over / Under u +6

65%

Betting Action

35%

These two former Northwest Division rivals are treading water, but just barely. Both teams are currently riding three-game losing skids and could use a win here to get some positive momentum going.

Wild vs Canucks Betting Analysis

Minnesota is your -175 favourite entering Tuesday night and with good reason. They obviously are the superior club, but Vancouver had also been turned on its head in the month of November. They are 1-8-1 and currently have the third worst goal differential (-20) in the league.

The over under in this game is set at 6 as well. This will likely bode well for most bettors who enjoy a good over trend. The Wild are 6-0-1 with the over in their last seven meetings with the Canucks, while Vancouver is 4-1-1 in their last six against Central opponents.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild are 1-3 through their last four, but the standings really don’t tell the story. They’ve managed to post 12-goals in that time and still have the sixth best goals for (83) in the West.

Their issue as of late has been just clearing out the crease. There’s been far too much traffic in front of Devan Dubnyk. So much so, two goals in Saturday’s 5-3 loss to Toronto actually bounced off the leg of Minnesota defenceman Nick Seeler. If they can clear the crease, they stand a great shot.

Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have major issues on their hands right now; they can’t survive third periods or close out games. The team has given up a league leading 27-goals in the final ten minutes and has dropped to second last in the dingy Pacific.

Combine that with their other major issue of not being able to fill the net at the other end of the ice and you’ve got 99 problems. Vancouver has been lackluster at best as of late posing only nine goals in their last five games.

Meanwhile, they have left their net minders out to dry and currently have the third worst goals against (102) in the NHL. With all that, the team does need a feel good game and has a good matchup in front of them to accomplish that tall task.

Wild vs. Canucks Prediction

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