With their 6-3 home win against the Red Wings on Sunday, the Wild became the second team to get to 80 points this season. They’ll take on Anaheim tonight in the third stanza of their seven-game homestand as the Ducks look to curb the trend that’s seen them lose five of their last seven and 19 of their 31 road games.
– Shark BITES
- The Wild are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home against teams with winning records.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Wild’s last 8 games.
- The Ducks have posted just 18 OVERs in 57 games this season.
It’s time to believe in the Minnesota Wild. This roster just works together. They’ve become my favorite team to watch with the attractive brand of hockey they’re playing under Bruce Boudreau and from what I can see, they’re built to win in the playoffs. Not only have they been a good watch, they’ve been a good bet. The Wild lead the league in puckline earnings with well over $1500 in profit for $100 bettors and of late, they’ve turned into an OVER machine.
The Ducks, Boudreau’s old team, have been a bunch of quacks since the break. Their goalies are posting a combined save percentage of .899 in February and they’re giving up a bloated 3.20 goals per game.
This one feels like a guaranteed win for the Wild so it probably means they’ll lose. As pessimistic as that sounds, I’ll be backing them on the puckline tonight at a value of around +185.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the Minnesota Wild in this one found them earlier as -158 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
Odds – Shark score prediction models pick a 3.1-2.5 result in favor of the Wild today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Wild sit at 37-12-6 on the season; in comparison, the Anaheim Ducks are currently 29-18-10. Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 28-19-8 OU, and Anaheim is 18-26-13 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Anaheim injuries news.
The Minnesota Wild sit at No. 4 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark, while the Anaheim Ducks sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.
Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 4-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Anaheim Ducks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.58 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 22% rate while the Ducks have a 83.76% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Anaheim was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at -179 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
The Wild were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -287 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
Next Betting Matchups
Anaheim home to Florida, Friday, February 17th
Minnesota home to Dallas, Thursday, February 16th