Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Kings vs Wild NHL Odds
Looking for Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Kings taking on the Wild on Tuesday January 15th at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Kings Wild matchup.
(18-25-3) Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild (22-19-2)
Date: Tuesday, January 15th
Time: 8 PM
Venue: XCel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Wild -205
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Live NHL Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The Wild aren’t enjoying the home ice advantage that they once did, going just 11-8-2 in St. Paul. The Wild have dropped 5 of 6 at home but that can’t continue Tuesday vs. the lowly Los Angeles Kings…can it? LA is struggling to find offense but Minnesota is going to be playing in leg two of a back-to-back.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings aren’t absolutely horrible on the road – scoring wins over Colorado and Vegas through their last four away from LA. With Minnesota playing in the 2nd half of a B2B, it’s the perfect time for the Kings to tally their 3rd win in the last 7 games.
Jonathan Quick will likely be in net for the Kings as LA has two nights off since their last game. Quick has been solid lately with a 6-3-1 record over his last 10 decisions. 6 opponents over that span have been held to 2 goals or less.
Minnesota is going to be in a tough spot on Tuesday, playing a night after their contest in Philadelphia. The matchup with the Kings will be the Wild’s 3rd game in 4 nights and 4th in their last 6 days. Minnesota is just 1-5 the last six games in that trend.
Besides fatigue, another downfall of playing so many games over such a short span is goaltender depth. Devan Dubnyk is probable for Monday which means Aled Stalock gets the nod Tuesday. Stalock could be rusty with his 1st start in two weeks.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Kings are 3-8 their last 11 road games
- Wild are 1-5 their last 6 home games
- Home team is 7-2 the last 9 meetings
- Kings are 1-5 the last 6 in Minnesota
Free Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Prediction:
There’s not a whole lot of value with Minnesota playing in the B2B with a line of -205. Minnesota will be going with their backup goaltender and has been struggling on offense as is. The Kings have a couple road upsets on their resume over the past two weeks and they have a great chance at doing it again in St. Paul.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: LA Kings +170
The schedule catches up to Minnesota in this one and they’ve been a bit shaky at home regardless.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 4 – Minnesota 2
If you’re looking for more NHL picks like this Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NHL predictions on the blog during the entire 2019 NHL season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NHL Hockey picks!
CappersPicks.com has NHL odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find NHL lines up for early games as well.