Canucks vs. Wild Free Pick
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Wild –111 money line favorites over the Canucks, who are +103 on the line. The over/under for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
The Canucks enter Tuesday’s game with a 36-12-4-5 overall record and are 16-8-3-1 on the road. The over is 29-26 in all games this season for Vancouver, but the under is 14-13 in its road games.
The Wild are 30-20-1-4 and 14-11-0-2 at home. According to recent NHL trends, the under is 27-23 in all Minnesota games this season, and 15-9 overall. The Wild are averaging 2.62 goals for and 2.56 goals against in 2011.
NHL Prediction: The home team is 7-0 in the last seven meetings between these two teams, while the Canucks are 0-4 in their last four trips to Minnesota. For whatever reason, Vancouver has had trouble with the Wild over the years and is coming off a loss to the Blues on Monday night. The road-weary Canucks may have issues again with Niklas Backstrom, who is averaging 2.33 goals against this season. Our pick is the Wild –111.
NHL FREE PICK: MINNESOTA WILD –111Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!