Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 9 (11/9): NHL

Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 9 (11/9): NHL

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Wild money line +100
Wild spread +1.5 (-160)
Ducks  money line -120
Ducks spread -1.5 (+215)
Over / under 6.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Minnesota Wild Anaheim Ducks
Record 1-3 3-1
Road / home record 1-2 1-0
Streak L1 L1
Goals per game 2.50 3.50
Goals allowed per game 3.50 3.00
Shots per game 34.5 35.0
Shots allowed per game 34.5 31.2
PP % 33.6% 13.10%
PK % 28.22% 10.80%
Over / under record 2-2 2-1-1
 

Preview

The Minnesota Wild continue on the road and will visit the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. These teams met 8 times last season and the Wild dominated the Ducks and beat them in 6 of the 8 matchups.

 

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota get here with a 4-3 record after beating the St Louis Blues 3-1 on the road.  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his 200th career goal to break a tie in the third period and Stuart Skinner stopped 35 shots. Zach Hyman had a goal and an assist and Jesse Puljujarvi also scored.

Leon Draisaitl led the Wild last season with 55 goals and has 110 points and this season he already has 12 points, 3 goals and 9 asisists. Connor McDavid has five goals over the last 7 games for Minnesota.

In their last 10 games the Wild are 4-6, averaging 3.2 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.7 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .935 save percentage.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks get here with a 3-1 record overall and 1-0 at home so far ranking 3rd in the Atlantic Division with 6 points. They beat the Flyers 4-3 in their last game.  Carter Verhaeghe scored twice, Rudolfs Balcers and Josh Mahura each had third-period goals.

Matthew Tkachuk is leading the team with 2 goals, 4 assists and 6 points for the Ducks. Carter Verhaeghe has scored eight goals with six assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Ducks are 5-5, averaging 2.6 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.2 penalties and 11.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

Minnesota are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Anaheim.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road.

Minnesota are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Anaheim.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Anaheim's last 10 games against Minnesota.

Anaheim are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games at home.

Anaheim are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota.

 

Prediction

The Wild have struggled so far this season as they have won only 1 game and have score 2 goals per game in their last 2 games. The Ducks have been on fire offensively and are averaging 3.5 goals per game but they were dominated by the Wild last season. The Ducks get here in better shape and will have the home advantage so go with the Ducks to win this game. 

PICK: Ducks ML (-120) 

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