Saturday, March 25, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Vancouver Canucks head to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +222 and the Wild at -250. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Vancouver comes into this matchup having played 73 games. They have an overall record of 29-35-9 and on the road they have a record of 11-22-3. Currently they are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 167 goals and given up 215 goals for a point differential of -48. The Canucks have an overall record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-44 and an over/under record of 29-31-13. Minnesota shows up with a record of 44-23-6 including 24-11-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 236 goals and surrendered 183 for a goal differential of +53. The Wild have a record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 41-29 while their over/under record sits at 36-28-9.
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Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 25-44 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 29-31-13 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 41-29 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 36-28-9 against the over/under
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/18/16 D Erik Gudbranson Wrist out indefinitely
11/23/16 RW Derek Dorsett Neck out for season
03/23/17 C Jayson Megna Upper Body out indefinitely
03/21/17 C Markus Granlund Wrist out for season
03/20/17 LW Brendan Gaunce Hand out indefinitely
03/07/17 RW Loui Eriksson Lower Body out indefinitely
03/01/17 GO Jacob Markstrom Lower Body out indefinitely
02/28/17 D Nikita Tryamkin Illness out indefinitely
01/15/17 RW Anton Rodin Knee out for season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
03/24/17 C Ryan White Flu "?" Saturday vs. Vancouver
03/14/17 D Gustav Olofsson Upper Body out indefinitely
03/05/17 D Christian Folin Arm out indefinitely
Bo Horvat has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 20 goals this season with 132 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Henrik Sedin has averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 15 goals on 88 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 18 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 1,559 shots against him and has given up 133 goals. He has made 1,426 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Wild. He has 8 goals this season with 147 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 27.1 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 18.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 24 goals on 185 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 37 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,708 shots against him and has given up 125 goals. He has made 1,583 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have 67 total points this season. They have scored 167 goals while giving up 215 goals. They have had 209 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Canucks have allowed 201 power play opportunities and given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.30% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have a total of 94 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 204 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 193 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Canucks have a total of 236 goals scored while they've given up 183 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.49%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 47.9% as they've attempted 3,760 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,088 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.6% as they have 2,758 attempts while they've given up 3,155 shots on the defensive end. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season. They have 2,277 face off wins compared to 2,156 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.4%. On defense has 1,321 hits and they've blocked 933 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 4,065 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,190 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.5% as they have 3,055 shots while they've given up 3,118 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 50.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.4% as they've compiled 2,251 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,125 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,072 shot attempts and they have 1,137 hits as a unit.
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