Canucks vs Wild Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/12/2020
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+125) Wild (-150)
Alex Stalock and the Minnesota Wild (20-18-6, 6th in the Central Division) host the Vancouver Canucks (23-17-4, 5th in the Pacific Division) at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The Wild open this contest at -150 while the Canucks are coming in at +125. The total opens at 6. The Canucks are covering 48.8% of the time, having gone 20-21 SU. Minnesota covers 44.2% of the time, going 19-24 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks come into this matchup holding a record of 23 victories and 17 defeats, ranking them 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 142 goals which has them ranked at 5th in the Western Conference and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, ranking them 16th in the league. The Canucks currently have a total of 50 points, which has them ranked at 19th in the league and 9th in the West. in respect to shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,378 which has them ranked at 9th in the West and 19th in the league. As a team, Vancouver currently has a total of 821 hits which means they are averaging 18.7 per contest. They currently have a total of 567 blocks for this year. The man protecting the net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has played 1,774 mins defending the goal for the year. Markstrom is allowing an average of 2.81 GAA which has him sitting 12th among West goaltenders and 25th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has given up 83 goals. He has a save % of .914 which has him sitting 12th among West goaltenders.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the losing side of the ice with a 5 - 2 loss against the Florida Panthers in their last game. The Canucks offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For this game, they scored on 2 of the 32 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Vancouver ended up with a total of 18 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 56 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 42.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against sat at 44, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.3%. They won 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 30 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 49.8% and they had a PDO of 97.7 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Florida Panthers put up 49 shots. They had 6 penalty minutes and they notched 4 power play opportunities.
The Wild will be the team across the ice and for the current year they sit with 20 victories and 18 losses. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 10th in the West and 22nd in the NHL with -11. They currently have a total of 133 goals for the year which is 8th in the West. Minnesota has a save % as a team of .896 which has them ranked 26th in the NHL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.2% putting them at 6th in the West. In net for Minnesota is Alex Stalock who is having a tough campaign by giving up 3.01 goals per contest and that ranks him 22nd in the West and 42nd in the NHL. In the 1,216 mins he's played, he has allowed 61 goals. He's earned a save % of .903, which has him sitting 22nd in the West and 43rd in the NHL.
The Minnesota Wild played the Calgary Flames in a game where the Wild took a loss by a tally of 2 - 1. For this game, Minnesota wound up with a 62.1% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 72 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 44. They had a Fenwick percentage of 64.2% by notching a Fenwick of 61 and the Flames finishing with a 34 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Minnesota played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO was 98.7 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 57.9%. The Wild notched 1 goal out of the 43 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Flames had 2 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 1 goal. Minnesota gave up 37 shots on goal and the Flames earned 4 minutes in the box.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (-150) and under the total goals
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