|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:00|
Hockey bet handicappers will have a possible playoff preview here as both teams are bet on hockey post season contenders in need of a win. The Anaheim Ducks have been something of a break even hockey bet proposition this season but have not really found traction as of late.
Anaheim’s offense ranked just 17th and was the main hockey bet problem as the season began the second half. Anaheim had an overall bet on hockey record of 25-22-3-2 straight up and was 26-26 against the hockey odds.
Ryan Getzlaf has been the one hockey bet asset for Anaheim as he led the team in scoring with a team best 18 goals, 43 assists, and 61 points. The hockey bet surprise has been goaltender Jonas Hiller, who had a .926 save percentage and a goals against average of 2.18, actually outplaying all star and “number one” goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
Anaheim’s power play was a hockey bet asset as it ranked 5th but the penalty kill ranked 17th. The Ducks had an away hockey bet record of 12-11-2 and were 12-11-2 over the total. The Minnesota Wild have performed at a similar level as the Ducks and have not gotten any traction, be it good or bad, as of late.
Minnesota had an overall hockey bet record of 25-21-2-1 straight up and was just 24-25 against the hockey odds. The Wild have been something of a strong bet on hockey “under” team with a mark of just 18 games over the total out of 48 played. Minnesota had a home mark of 14-9-2-1 and just 10 of those games went over the total.
Mikko Koivu led the Wild in goals with 14, assists with 34, and points with 48. Niklas Backstrom was a strong hockey bet asset in goal with a .925 save percentage and a 2.26 goals against average.The Wild power play was also a hockey bet strength as it ranked 8th in the league while their penalty killing was outstanding and ranked 3rd in the league.
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