Season Record:20-17 +2.35 Units
Let’s take a look at some betting trends for this match-up. Montreal is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games and 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road. Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota. Montreal is second last in the league in power play chances at 2.7 per game. Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games and 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home. Minnesota has the second best shots on goal at 33.1 per game. Minnesota is second in penalty killing in the league at 88.7%. Minnesota has the best shots against in the league allowing 25.8 per game. However, Minnesota has the second worst power play in the league at 9.6%.
Look, we have two quality teams going against one another so it would almost be a waste of time to break down the x’s and o’x of both clubs. What we will look for is what advantage do we have in making a selection. I firmly believe we have the best edge in this game out of all of them tonight. Tonight, we’re going with the Minnesota Wild. Look, this Wild team on the ROAD is average at best. They currently hold a 6-7 record on the ROAD this season. However, at home they’re a completely different team posting a 7-2-1 HOME record. Montreal isn’t an easy win by any means but you can tell that Minnesota has put an emphasis on winning at HOME this season. I will warn you that Minnesota has lost their two HOME games. As good as they’ve been at HOME this season I highly doubt they lose a third straight game.
Consider this as well, we have almost a 50/50 split in who the Off-Shore bettors believe will win yet the line has moved from 1.79 to 1.72 for the Wild. Such indicates that the stronger and sharper money may very well be on the Wild. Best of Luck!!!
Play:Minnesota Wild @ 5dimes 1.72