Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Panthers vs. Wild NHL Odds
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(33-10-5) Florida Panthers vs. Minnesota Wild (30-12-3)
Date: Friday, February 18th
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: XCEL Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Panthers -110 | Wild -105 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Panthers -1.5 (+190) Wild +1.5 (-220)
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.5
So, I cannot recall a time this season where I have covered this Minnesota Wild team and I am really excited to get into this one. This team has historically never gotten national coverage almost to a degree unlike any other team.
This phenomena is carrying on this season and for no good reason at all. They are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders .
Now, they do have a very tough road out of the Central division and would at some point run into the Avalanche and/or Blues so it will not be easy of course. But I still love this team to make a run and I love betting on them each night even more.
So! With the line set in this inter-conference battle of heavyweights, let’s dig in.
So in the other post about the Hurricane and Predators game I mentioned how this Panthers squad came back and beat Carolina in overtime in an absolute barn burner of a matchup on Wednesday night.
This team really can do it all and have one of the deepest forward lineups in all of the league. On top of that, they are big and tough and are not afraid to throw their weight around which is not only fun to watch but is really effective against opponents.
The Wild are a really interesting team to watch and dissect because they have not built their team in the ways most of the other power houses have. They have in my opinion the best core of defenceman in the entire league.
This is not to say that they don’t have high end offensive talent, they have one of the most electric young forwards in the game in Kirill Kaprizov. Where they differ is that they play a really structurally sound and gritty defensive game that limits their opponents abilities.
In a Belichick-ian fashion they find what you are good at, and take it away.
Their defensive numbers do not always show this because one point of weakness is goaltending. However this being said they are still rolling through opponents each and every night.
NHL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone OVER in 14 of Florida’s last 19 games.
- Florida are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games on the road.
- Florida are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
- Minnesota are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 9 games against Florida.
- Minnesota are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
- Minnesota are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Florida.
Free Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers NHL Prediction:
This is a tough one to bet and I for one cannot wait to watch it. I am going to take the Wild on the moneyline though and what convinces me is their record at home.
Also, I noted above the Panthers physicality and how they use it to intimidate teams, this is something you won’t be able to get away with in Minny. The Wild are equally big and tough and do not let teams shove them around especially in their own building.
Hammer the Wild guys. Good luck and happy betting!
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Minnesota Wild Moneyline -105
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