Minnesota Wild (6-2-2) at Vancouver Canucks (6-6-0)
|Date & Time||Monday October 29, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +118 / Minnesota Wild -130 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks meet Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Minnesota Wild look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 12.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikael Granlund leads Minnesota with five goals, Zach Parise has eight assists and Ryan Suter has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 16 goals on 289 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed seven goals on 58 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed two or less goals in four of their last five games.
The Vancouver Canucks could use a feel good victory here after losing four of their last six games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with seven goals, Alexander Edler has five assists and Elias Pettersson has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 20 goals on 204 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 16 goals on 181 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed four or more goals in four of their last six games.
The Wild are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win, 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The Canucks are 10-4 in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest, 18-39 in their last 57 home games and 1-7 in their last 8 Monday games. The Wild are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Vancouver, the road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 9-2-2 in the last 13 meetings.
The Minnesota Wild are playing too well during this winning stretch to bet against right now, while the Vancouver Canucks have been blasted defensively in their losses. The Wild have had issues on the road recently, but you can cancel that out with struggles at home for the Canucks. I'll ride the hot hand and back the Wild with the cheap price.