A Western Conference battle is set for Thursday night when the Minnesota Wild (74 points) visit the Vancouver Canucks (53 points). Minnesota is second in the Central division but it’s a battle as they are one point out of first and two points ahead of fifth. Below is my NHL betting pick for Wild vs Canucks.
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Wild vs Canucks Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Wild Moneyline (-196)|
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This game will be played at Rogers Arena at 10:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023.
Why Bet the Wild:
✅ Minnesota is 6-1 in their last seven games played.
✅ The Wild re 5-0 in their last five games against the Canucks.
✅ Vancouver is 7-13 in their last 20 games overall.
|1.67||Avg Opp Score||3|
|2||Avg Opp Score||3.67|
|1.2||Avg Opp Score||3.2|
|2.6||Avg Opp Score||3.8|
|1.7||Avg Opp Score||4.2|
|3||Avg Opp Score||3.6|
Head to Head
Teams Last 10
Last time out, Minnesota hosted the New York Islanders and earned a 2-1 shootout victory. Each team scored in the first period and that was all of the offense this game. The Wild earned the extra point by winning 1-0 in the shootout.
Ryan Reaves scored his first goal of the season and was assisted by Jordan Greenway.
Kirill Kaprizov is leading the way for the Wild this season as he leads the team with 37 goals and 71 points. Mats Zuccarello has dished out a team high 37 assists. Minnesota is scoring 2.79 goals per game and allow 2.69.
Vancouver visited the Dallas Stars and earned a 5-4 overtime win. The Canucks struck first, but they were quickly answered by the Stars. However, the first period action was not done as Vancouver scored the final two goals and led 3-1 at the first intermission. Vancouver kept a one-goal advantage going into the third, but the Stars forced overtime with an early third period goal. The Canucks secured the win with a goal 48 seconds into overtime.
Anthony Beauvillier, two goals, was joined on the scoresheet by Sheldon Dries, Vasily Podkolzin, and Andrei Kuzmenko. Seven Canucks recorded at least one assist in the victory.
The Canucks have been led by Elias Pettersson’s 76 points and 28 goals. Quinn Hughes leads the team with 52 goals. Vancouver is scoring 3.35 goals per game and allow 3.95.