Sports Betting - Tuesday 15 March 2011 by

NHL Sports Betting Lines – Wild vs Canucks

After a very successful five game road trip, the Vancouver Canucks are back home to host the Minnesota Wild in Monday night NHL action. The Canucks have the best record in the league while the Wild are fighting for their playoff lives as they sit in eleventh in the NHL Western Conference.

NHL Sports Betting Lines - Wild vs Canucks

NHL Sports Betting Lines – Wild vs Canucks: The Vancouver Canucks host the Minnesota Wild to wrap up the NHL Monday night action. The Canucks return home for the first time since March 3, 2011, while Minnesota is playing their third straight game on the road.

Puck drop for this Northeast Western Conference match-up is scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2011, at 10:00 PM EDT from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

NHL Preview: Minnesota Wild @ Vancouver Canucks

When the Canucks welcome the Wild to Rogers Arena tonight, they do so as one of the hottest teams in the league. Vancouver went 5-0 on their recent five game road trip and are firmly entrenched as the top team in the entire NHL with 99 points (Flyers with 91 points are second overall).

The Canucks swept through California, Arizona, and then Calgary – winning all five games by a combined 19-11 score to widen their overall league lead.

For their part, the Minnesota Wild are fighting for their playoff lives but have gone stone cold during the first two games of their current four game road trip. Visits to Dallas and Nashville resulted in back-to-back 4-0 loses and the Wild find themselves four points out of the eighth and final Western Conference playoff position.

The Wild have the 25th ranked offense in the NHL and are facing the third best defense in the league. Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo is scheduled to start between the pipes and his 32 wins, with a 2.24 goals against average, will make it a long night for the visitors.

NHL Betting Odds: Canucks vs Wild – Free Pick

Puck Line: Minnesota +1.5 (-155) ~ Vancouver -1.5 (+135)

Money Line: Wild +175 ~ Canucks -210

Game Total: 5.5 Goals ~ OVER +125 ~ UNDER -145

NHL Free Pick: Take the Canucks at -210 on the Bodog sportsbook money line.

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