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Vancouver vs. Minnesota,
02/06/2020 20:00 EDT,
Score: 2 - 4
Money Line: -120 Minnesota
10* Minnesota (8:05 ET): The Wild are in last place in the Central Division with only 54 points. But keep the following in mind. That’s easily the most points any of the four last place teams in the league have. The Wild are also just six points back of the Wild Card in the Western Conference. If they are to make a move, it has to be now when they are in the midst of a long stretch of games at home. The last six games have all been played here in the Twin Cities and after tomorrow’s game at Dallas, the next four will be as well.
Tonight is a game vs. Vancouver. What should immediately jump out to you here is the last place team in the Central is a slight favorite over the first place team in the Pacific. Obviously, home ice advantage needs to be factored in, but who’s favored here should be a real “eye-opener.” Of course, the Wild are a much better team at home than they are on the road. They have a 15-7-4 record here at the XCel Center as opposed to 9-15-2 SU on the road. In addition to beating Chicago Tuesday night, Minnesota owns victories over Tampa Bay and Dallas (7-0!) on this current homestand.
Now the Canucks did come here on January 12th and pick up a 4-1 victory. But I don’t like their chances of winning twice here in Minnesota. This is the end of a five-game road trip for the Canucks and the last two haven’t gone well as they’ve lost to Carolina and Boston, the latter coming in shutout fashion Tuesday (4-0). The situation here totally favors a Wild team that had to play short-handed EIGHT different times in the last meeting w/ Vancouver. 10* Minnesota