Wild vs Flyers Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/12

Wild vs Flyers Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/12

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Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Minnesota Wild - Prediction 

Introduction

Witness an intriguing matchup between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Minnesota Wild. Dive into the detailed preview, featuring player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on January 12, 2024, at 6:00 PM.

 

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers, holding a 21-14-6 record, go head-to-head with the Minnesota Wild, who stand at 17-19-4.

Goaltender Matchup:

The Flyers present Carter Hart (10 wins, 2.69 GA/G, .911 SV%) and Samuel Ersson (10 wins, 2.46 GA/G, .903 SV%). Facing them are the Wild's trio of Filip Gustavsson (10 wins, 2.96 GA/G, .903 SV%), Marc-Andre Fleury (7 wins, 3.12 GA/G, .892 SV%), and Jesper Wallstedt (0 wins, 7.00 GA/G, .794 SV%).

 

Game Information

The game is set to take place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN, on January 12, 2024, at 6:00 PM. The Wild hold the advantage with a -125 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Keep an eye on top scorers Travis Konecny for the Flyers and Kirill Kaprizov for the Wild. Konecny leads with 37 points and 21 goals, while Kaprizov has contributed 34 points and 13 goals.

 

Injury Report

No injured players are reported for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Minnesota Wild have Marcus Foligno and Marcus Johansson listed as day-to-day with an expected return date of January 11.

 

Team Stats

Let's analyze the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Philadelphia Flyers 2.83 2.76 33.3 28.7 459 15 11.4 18 86.3 10 0
Minnesota Wild 2.88 3.30 29.9 30.2 464 25 18.7 37 72.8 2 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers secured a shootout victory against Montreal (1/10) and faced a loss to Pittsburgh (1/8) in their recent games.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild struggled against Dallas (1/10) and Dallas again (1/8) but clinched an overtime win against Columbus (1/6).

 

Prediction

Anticipate a defensive showdown between these two teams, considering their recent performances and goaltender stats. With both teams displaying solid defensive capabilities, the under of 6.5 goals is the recommended pick for this game.

Pick: Under 6.5 Goals

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