Minnesota Wild vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 22 (2/22): NHL

Minnesota Wild vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 22 (2/22): NHL

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Odds
Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Wild money line -225
Wild spread -1.5 (+115)
Senators money line +185
Senators spread +1.5 (-135)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Minnesota Wild Ottawa Senators
Record 31-13-3 18-26-4
Road / home record 15-9-2 9-15-1
Streak W1 L2
Goals per game 3.81 2.63
Goals allowed per game 2.98 3.16
Shots per game 32.3 29.90
Shots allowed per game 32.6 33.70
PP % 21.23% 16.33%
PK % 20.89% 19.46%
Over / under record 29-17-1 17-31-1

 

Preview

The Minnesota Wild continue on the road and they'll visit the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday Night. These teams have met once this season and the Wild got the narrow victory, 5-4 in overtime.

MINNESOTA WILD

Minnesota will look to get a second straight win on the road after beating the Oilers 7-3. The Wild are 15-9-2 on the road and are second in the Western Conference recording 10.3 points per game, averaging 3.8 goals and 6.5 assists.

Kirill Kaprizov leads the Wild with 39 total assists and has 62 points. Mats Zuccarello has 6 goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

In their last 10 games, Minnesota are 7-3 and are averaging 4.2 goals, 7.3 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.

OTTAWA SENATORS

The Senators have lost their last 5 games at home and are sixth in the Atlantic. They have lost the last 9 games against the Wild.

Ottawa are 9-15-2 at home. Ottawa averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the NHL. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 68 total minutes. Josh Norris leads the Senators with 18 goals and has 26 points. Tkachuk has 7 points over the last 10 games for Ottawa.

Senators are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .937 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.

Minnesota are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against Ottawa.

Ottawa are 2-5 ATS last 7 games.

Ottawa are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.

The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Ottawa's last 16 games.

Prediction

Minnesota is the better team in all aspects and they have been playing really good on the road. The Wild are covering the spread the 75% of the time as road favorites and the Senators have lost 5 games straight at home and covering only the 30% of the time as home favorites. Take the Wild to cover the puckline.

PICK: Wild -1.5 (+115)

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