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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(30-25-7) Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings (15-46-4)
Date: Thursday, February 27th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Little Ceasars Arena, Detroit, MI
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Wild -200 Red Wings -180
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Wild -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Minnesota Wild have collected at least a point in 11 of their last 16 games (10-5-1) to move within three points of the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
The Wild aim to continue their ascent on Thursday when they visit the Detroit Red Wings, who have lost 17 of their last 20 games (3-16-1).
The next one comes against NHL-worst Detroit, which already has been eliminated from postseason contention for the fourth straight season after qualifying for the playoffs on 25 straight occasions.
Stat to know: Red Wings G Jimmy Howard sports a 15-5-3 record with a one shutout, a 2.27 goals-against average in 23 career starts versus the Wild.
If you are thinking of placing a betting prediction on this match, continue reading for our detailed summary and our expert prediction at the end.
Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu doubled his season goal total after recording his first career multi-goal performance in over three years and 18th career in Tuesday’s 5-4 victory over Columbus.
Eric Staal collected a goal and an assist on Tuesday to match his total in a 4-2 victory over Detroit on Jan. 22. Minnesota has recorded at least a point in 11 of its last 15 games (8-4-3) versus Detroit.
Minnesota LW Zach Parise has totaled 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) in 20 career meetings with Detroit.
Devan Dubnyk should be the starting goalie in the game tonight. His stats up to this point on the season are: 11-15-2 W-L | 3.34 GAA | 0.892 SV% | 1 SO
Detroit Red Wings
Dylan Larkin extended his point streak to four games (two goals, four assists) after setting up Valtteri Filppula’s power-play goal midway into the third period on Tuesday.
The point was the 515th in the career for Filppula, who moved past Jere Lehtinen into sole possession of 10th place in league history in points by a Finnish-born player. The 35-year-old Filppula has recorded 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 39 career games against Minnesota.
The Red Wings are the worse team in the league and may have gotten worse after sending Andreas Athanasiou and defenseman Mike Green to Edmonton at the trade deadline.
Jonathan Bernier should be the starting goalie in the game tonight. His stats up to this point on the season are: 13-20-2 W-L | 2.93 GAA | 0.907 SV% | 1 SO
NHL Betting Trends:
- Red Wings are 11-44 in their last 55 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Wild are 7-2 in their last 9 Thursday games.
- Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Under is 6-1-1 in Red Wings last 8 home games.
- Under is 15-5-3 in Wild last 23 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Under is 4-1 in Red Wings last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Free Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Prediction:
This is going to be an exciting game and one that I believe is going to be closely contested. If you’re going to place a bet, pay attention to the trends I posted above. These are usually some of the best pre bet indicators for success!
To keep it all long but sweet, my expert betting prediction is below. I hope everyone who reads this article has good luck with their prediction!
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