Minnesota Wild at Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks & Predictions 10/29/2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Rogers Arena to play the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, October 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Wild at -130 and the Canucks at +118.
Minnesota has a record of 6-2-2 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have scored 29 goals and given up 27 goals for a point differential of +2. For the season they have an ATS record of 5-4-0 and an over/under record of 3-5-0. Vancouver has a record of 6-6-0 this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 31 goals and surrendered 40 for a goal differential of -9. Their record against the spread is 6-5-0 while their over/under record is 4-7-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 5-4-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 6-5-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/19/18 C Matt Hendricks Leg is out 2-4 weeks
10/18/18 C Joel Eriksson Ek Upper Body IR (10/11)
10/04/18 C Luke Kunin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
10/27/18 D Christopher Tanev Hip is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
10/25/18 D Alexander Edler Lower Body IR (10/25)
10/25/18 LW Sven Baertschi Upper Body IR (10/25)
10/15/18 C Jay Beagle Forearm is out indefinitely
10/14/18 RW Derek Dorsett Neck is out for season
10/02/18 LW Antoine Roussel None IR (10/02)
Devan Dubnyk has 5 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Wild. He has 289 shots against him and he's given up 16 goals. He's made 273 saves for a save percentage of 95%. Jason Zucker has accumulated 8 total points this season for the Wild. He has 4 goals this year with 35 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 4 assists on the season and averages 17.8 minutes played per game. Zach Parise averages 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 3 goals on 33 shots. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 11 points on the season.
Elias Pettersson has scored 8 total points this year for the Canucks. He has 5 goals this season with 13 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 39%. He has a total of 3 assists on the season and averages 15.8 minutes played per game. Jacob Markstrom has 3 wins and 3 losses this year in goal for the Canucks. He has 204 shots against him and he's surrendered 20 goals. He's made 184 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Bo Horvat averages 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 25% by scoring 7 goals on 28 shots. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have allowed 44 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86% this year. That is 6th in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.57% for the season. They allow 35 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%, which is ranked 4th in the league. The Wild have 14 total points this season, ranking 9th in the NHL in offense. They are 20th in the league with 29 goals while they've given up 27 goals, which is 23rd overall. They have had 31 power play opportunities and scored 4 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. That is 26th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canucks are 18th with 31 goals scored while they are 5th in the NHL with 40 goals allowed this year. They average 26 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.06%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 18th place in the league. The Canucks have a total of 12 points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They have 6 power play goals on 33 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks their power play unit 18th. They've allowed 47 power play opportunities and have given up 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, which is 7th overall.
Minnesota is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.1%, as they've attempted 530 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 646 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 45.4% as they have 406 attempts while they have given up 489 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 27th in the league. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time, which is 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the season. That is 7th overall in the NHL. They have 329 face-off wins compared to 314 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.2%. That ranks them 11th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 192 hits and they have blocked 157 shots from the opposition, putting them 9th overall.
The Canucks are 28th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 44.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 55.1% for the season, which is 4th in the NHL. They have 346 face-off wins compared to 371 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.3%. That is 25th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 269 hits and they have blocked 191 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. Vancouver is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 42.2% as they've attempted 552 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 755 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 43.4% ranks 30th as they have 432 attempts while they have given up 564 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Canucks NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver +118
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver +118
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