Vancouver Canucks at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 10/24/2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Vancouver Canucks head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Canucks at +158 and the Wild at -175.
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Vancouver has a record of 4-3-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 3-1-0. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 23 goals and surrendered 23 goals for a point differential of 0. For the year they have an ATS mark of 3-4-0 and an over/under record of 4-3-0. Minnesota has a record of 2-2-2 including 0-0-1 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 22 goals and have given up 22 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 2-4-0 while their over/under mark is 5-0-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 3-4-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 2-4-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 5-0-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
10/22/17 D Troy Stecher Lower Body left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
10/17/17 LW Loui Eriksson Knee IR (10/17)
10/15/17 C Cole Cassels Arm IR (10/03)
10/14/17 D Alexander Edler MCL IR (10/12)
10/07/17 F Brendan Gaunce Shoulder IR (10/03)
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/21/17 RW Mikael Granlund Groin is "?" Tuesday vs. Vancouver
10/21/17 LW Zach Parise Back is "?" Tuesday vs. Vancouver
10/13/17 C Charlie Coyle Fibula IR (10/12)
10/13/17 RW Nino Niederreiter Ankle IR (10/12)
Brock Boeser has scored 6 total points this year for the Canucks. He has 2 goals this season with 16 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 4 assists on the year and averages 15.5 minutes played per contest. Thomas Vanek averages 14 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by tallying 3 goals on 15 attempts. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 4 points on the year. Jacob Markstrom has 3 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Canucks. He has 184 shots against him and he's surrendered 17 goals. He's made 167 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Eric Staal has 5 total points this season for the Wild. He has 3 goals this year with 23 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Chris Stewart averages 13.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 43% by scoring 6 goals on 14 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 1 win and 2 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 134 shots against him and he's given up 15 goals. He's made 119 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have 9 total points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They've scored 23 goals while giving up 23 scores, which has them ranked 20th and 17th respectively. They have had 37 power play chances and scored 4 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 11%. That is 27th in the league. The Canucks have given up 31 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 17th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.35% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild are 26th in the league with a total of 6 points this season. They have 6 power play goals on 18 chances for a percentage of 33%. That is 1st in the NHL. They've given up 27 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking 26th overall. As a team, the Wild are 22nd with a total of 22 goals scored while they've given up 22 goals this season, ranking 20th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 12.22%. As a unit they give up 36 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 20th overall in the NHL.
Vancouver is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.8%, as they've attempted 309 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 338 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.9% as they have 235 attempts while they have given up 266 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 26th in the league. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 195 face-off wins compared to 174 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That ranks them 6th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 95 hits and they have blocked 72 shots from the opposition, putting them 28th overall.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 51.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the year. That ranks them 18th and 13th respectively in the NHL. They have 147 face-off wins as opposed to 114 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 56.3%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Minnesota has 96 hits and they've blocked 56 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 31st in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 28th in Corsi percentage with 45.6% as they've tried 211 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 252 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 29th in the NHL at 44.5%, as they have 157 shots while they've given up 196 attempts on defense.
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