The Minnesota Wild, led by Kevin Fiala and Ryan Suter, are ready to take the ice against Ryan Getzlaf, Adam Henrique, and the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in a Western Conference showdown. Prime Ticket will air the game, which gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 8.
Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds
Minnesota is 34-34 straight up (SU) and has earned 1.1 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 68 regular season outings, 32 of its games have gone over the total, while 30 have gone under and just five have pushed. As the road team in 2019-20, the Wild are 15-18 SU.
Minnesota has converted on 20.7 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 26th out of 31 teams, and it’s successfully killed off only 76.8 percent of all penalties..
With a .910 save percentage and 25.9 saves per game, Alex Stalock (21-17-4) has been the top option in goal for Minnesota this year. Stalock did just play yesterday, however, so the team might opt to rest him and instead roll with Devan Dubnyk (11-18-2 record, .892 save percentage, 3.34 goals against average).
Anaheim is 28-40 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.2 units for money line bettors this year. 36 of its games have gone over the total, while 31 have gone under and just one has pushed. This season, the team’s 15-18 SU as the home team.
The Ducks have converted on just 14.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s ranked 32nd in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 26th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 76.8 percent of all opponent power plays.
John Gibson has stopped 27.5 shots per game as the primary selection in the crease for the Ducks. Gibson has 20 wins, 31 losses, and five OT losses to his credit and has recorded a mediocre 3.00 goals against average and a subpar .904 save percentage this year.
Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Picks
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Wild, O/U – Under
The Ducks are 5-1 in games that go to shootout. The Wild are 2-3 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the under has hit in three of their last five games.
Over Minnesota’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
The Ducks this season have registered the 10th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.5), but that number has jumped up to 25.4 over their last five home outings.