Hurricanes vs. Wild Prediction and Odds: The People's Championship

The Minnesota Wild and Carolina Hurricanes are set to face-off in Tuesday night NHL action.
The Minnesota Wild and Carolina Hurricanes are set to face-off in Tuesday night NHL action. / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight's Tuesday night NHL action between the Hurricanes and Wild is the people's championship. Neither team is a sexy name among the general public, but true hockey fans now that Carolina and Minnesota are two of the most electric teams in the NHL right now.

The Hurricanes sit a point back from the Capitals in the Metropolitan Division, but they have a game in hand. The Wild are in first place in the Central Division, but have lost two straight contests ahead of tonight's matchup.

Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET for this Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference meeting.

Hurricanes vs. Wild Odds and Total


  • Hurricanes +112
  • Wild -125

Puck line:

  • Hurricanes +1.5 (-200)
  • Wild -1.5 (+175)


  • 5.5 (Over -125/Under +105)

Hurricanes vs. Wild Betting Trends

  • The UNDER is 5-2 in the Hurricanes last seven games.
  • Hurricanes are 5-1 in their last six games against the Wild.
  • Hurricanes are 11-4 in their last 15 games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The OVER is 7-0 in the last seven meetings between these teams.

Hurricanes vs. Wild Prediction and Pick

An important thing to note for this game is Hurricanes' points leader, Sebastian Aho, is out due to COVID-19.

In typical fashion, I'm going to underreact to this news and still take the Hurricanes at +112. Sure, Aho being out isn't ideal, but a team this good isn't reliant on only one player. Carolina ranks second in the NHL in CORSI%, while the Wild rank 15th.

I expect some regression from the Wild in coming weeks, as a lot of their success has come from a high shooting percentage. They rank second in shooting percentage, notching a goal on 11.06% of shots.

I'll back the Hurricanes as underdogs tonight.

Pick: Hurricanes +112