Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Ducks vs. Wild NHL Odds
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(2-3) Anaheim Ducks vs. Minnesota Wild (3-0)
Date: Saturday, October 23rd
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Xcel Energy Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Ducks +215 Wild -245 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Ducks +1.5 -115 Wild -1.5 -105
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The last time these two teams played was about a week ago, and Minnesota won 2-1. They completely dominated the Ducks at 5 on 5 yet only won 2-1.
This is relatively typical for this Ducks team. They get outplayed almost every game but they stay in it because of their goaltending and ability to make games boring with few high danger scoring chances.
Anaheim plays a defensive-oriented strategy that allows them to keep games close. They’re 2-3 this season but 4-1 against the spread, which is the epitome of Ducks hockey.
Looking deeper into their stats, the first game they won was against the Jets in a game where they had the majority of high danger scoring chances. The other game they won was against the Flames when they were dominated at 5 on 5.
They’re a decent bet when you can get odds like this on them to cover the spread. Every once in a while they come up with a strong game too where they deserve to win. Otherwise they can get lucky and cover that way.
Last game they looked like the better team against the Jets with 67% of high danger scoring chances at 5 on 5, but they lost 5-1. That was unlucky and teams only get unlucky so much until they turn those high danger scoring chances and expected goals into actual goals.
Minnesota is 3-0 and looking strong while winning. They’re sitting at the top of the league in expected goals with 65% and 2nd in high danger scoring chances with 61%.
Even so, they only played the Ducks, Kings, and Jets. All teams that generally allow lots of chances against. They actually got outplayed by the Kings too, which tells me this team isn’t as great as people think right now.
Another reason to think this team is due for a loss is that they are 3-0 but haven’t covered the puckline in any game yet. Cam Talbot is 3-0 but he’s far from an all-star goalie.
They’re riding a hot streak right now. They’re good, but they showed against the Kings that they’re due for a loss.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Ducks are 4-1 ATS this season
- Wild are 0-3 ATS this season
- Ducks were 11-12-5 last season
- Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota.
- Under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0 in Wild last 4 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Free Anaheim Ducks Vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Prediction
John Gibson is a goalie that is good season after season. Stolarz has been impressive as well. It’s nice having them in net when you’re holding a +1.5 or big underdog ticket.
I don’t advise betting against this Wild team too often, but the price is right on this one against a Ducks team that plays “under” hockey. A low total and an underdog puckline at this price is a good combination.
The NFL equivalent of this situation would be a double-digit underdog with a total around 40. That’s a profitable bet. Take the Ducks here in a revenge position, after playing well last game, and with a goal of insurance.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Anaheim Ducks +1.5 -115
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