Vancouver Canucks at Minnesota Wild - 4/21/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Wild (48-21-7) vs Vancouver Canucks (38-28-11)
Game Info: Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -175 / Vancouver Canucks +138 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Wild host the Vancouver Canucks in Thursday NHL Action.
The Vancouver Canucks come into this road contest with an overall record of 38-28-11. Through 77 games, the Canucks are 4th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 233 times, good for a rank of 19th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vancouver is the 9th-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.77 goals per game. So far, the Canucks have a strength of schedule rating of 19th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 16th-ranked team in the NHL.
The Minnesota Wild get set to host the Vancouver Canucks with an overall record of 48-21-7. This mark places them 2nd in the Central division. Through 76 games, the Wild have scored 283 goals, giving them an average of 3.66. This output gives them a rank of 5th among NHL teams. On defense, Minnesota is the 17th ranked unit, giving up 3.04 goals per contest. So far, the Wild have played the 21st toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Minnesota's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 7th in the NHL.
Coming into this game, the Vancouver Canucks leader in points is J.T. Miller. In his team's 77 games, he has come up with 30 goals and 63 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 15.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +14.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Bo Horvat. Of his 31 goals, 42.0% have come during power play time. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.64 goals per game. In his 62 games played, he has turned in 35 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 75 games, the Minnesota Wild's goal and overall scoring leader is Kirill Kaprizov, with 94 points. He has reached his mark of 43 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.0%. So far, 28% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Kevin Fiala, who has 45 assists to go along with his 30 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +21. Minnesota's top goalie is Cam Talbot, who is giving up an average of 2.78 goals per game. In his 47 games played, he has turned in 27 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Vancouver's 77 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 40-36-1. So far, taking the over when the Canucks are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 21-16-1. On the season, 53.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. In Minnesota's 76 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 43-31-2. So far, taking the over when the Wild are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 23-12-1. On the season, 63.0% of Minnesota's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Wild. With an over-under line set at 6 goals, look for Minnesota and Vancouver's defensive units to win out win what should be a low-scoring contest. I recommend taking the under.
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