The Vancouver Canucks and the Minnesota Wild will meet on the ice at Xcel Energy Center on Friday in a battle of division rivals.
Oddsmakers currently have the Wild listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Canucks, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.
The Canucks were defeated 6-5 by the Red Wings last time out, as +190 underdogs. The combined 11 goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (5.5).
Taylor Pyatt, Kyle Wellwood, Mason Raymond, Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows scored for the Canucks.
Nicklas Backstrom stopped 22 shots for the shutout on Wednesday, as the Wild defeated the Blues 4-0. The Wild won that game as a -180 favorite, while the four goals fell UNDER the posted over/under (5).
Eric Belanger, Andrew Brunette, Marek Zidlicky and Antti Miettinen potted the goals for the Blues.
Vancouver has lost 4 straight games.
Vancouver most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing St. Louis are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
Vancouver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Vancouver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Vancouver at Colorado, Sunday, December 7
Minnesota at Nashville, Saturday, December 6