Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild - 12/4/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (14-10-2) at Vancouver Canucks (11-15-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +148 / Minnesota Wild -195 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Wild look to shake off a home loss to Toronto as they head into Vancouver to battle the Canucks on Tuesday night.
The Wild have had a ton of trouble over the last few seasons finding a way to win on the road in Vancouver and are hoping that a victory on Tuesday night will put an end to their current skid that has reached a 6-14 record in their last 20 trips. Minnesota is coming off a tough loss at home against one of the league’s top teams and will be focused in the defensive zone in this one after giving up 5 goals in their last outing, albeit against a very good Maple Leafs offense. Minnesota is an impressive 5-1 in their last 6 games following a game in which they gave up 5 or more goals and with an 11-4 mark in their last 15 against Western Conference foes they find themselves as a slight road favorite in Vancouver.
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The Canucks meanwhile have hit a terrible stretch in their schedule and have gone from an early season success story to a run of the mill doormat in the West as they are 1-11 in their last 12 games overall. Vancouver has some bright young stars but it looks as though they are a couple of seasons away from being relevant again and while most teams circle every home game on their schedule as a potential to grab much needed points the Canucks have struggled in Vancouver and are just 21-44 in their last 65 games at Rogers Arena. Vancouver is 14-6 in their last 20 at home against the Wild though and this series has gone Over in 11 of their last 15 show downs with 2 pushes thrown in as well.
The Wild are 2-5 in their last 7 overall and 14-6 in their last 20 against a team with a losing record while the Canucks are 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games and have played to the Over in 20 of their last 28 home games. The Wild are the deeper team and should get revenge after a sluggish loss to Toronto as they take out Vancouver on the road.