Wild vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks Today 4/18

Wild vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks Today 4/18

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Preview: Seattle Kraken vs. Minnesota Wild Prediction

 

Seattle Kraken

Preview

The Seattle Kraken, currently sixth in the Pacific Division with a record of 33-35-13, will face off against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Here's a preview of the upcoming showdown, including player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 18, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

Despite recent setbacks, the Kraken, led by standout players like Jared McCann, remain a formidable force on the ice. With goaltenders Joey Daccord and Philipp Grubauer guarding their net, they are determined to turn the tide and secure a victory against the Wild.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
J. Daccord 18 18 11 3 2.45 .916
P. Grubauer 14 16 2 2 2.86 .899

Scoring Leaders

Jared McCann leads the Kraken in points with an impressive 61, while also leading in goals scored with 29.

Injury Report

  • Eeli Tolvanen (RW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 18)
  • Vince Dunn (D) - Out (Expected return: Sep 16)
  • Jared McCann (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 17)
  • Adam Larsson (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 17)
  • Ryker Evans (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 17)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 2.59
GA/G 2.83

Recent Performances

The Kraken have experienced a tough stretch in their recent games, facing losses against several opponents, including the Winnipeg Jets and the St. Louis Blues.

 

Minnesota Wild

Preview

The Minnesota Wild, positioned sixth in the Central Division with a record of 39-32-10, are set to clash with the Seattle Kraken at Xcel Energy Center. Here's a preview of the upcoming match, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and expectations for the game scheduled on April 18, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Wild boast a talented lineup led by Kirill Kaprizov, capable of delivering strong performances on both ends of the ice. With goaltenders Filip Gustavsson and Marc-Andre Fleury guarding their net, they aim to maintain their momentum and secure another win against the struggling Kraken.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
F. Gustavsson 19 18 4 3 3.06 .899
M. Fleury 17 14 5 2 2.98 .895

Scoring Leaders

Kirill Kaprizov leads the Wild in both points, with an impressive 95, and goals, with 45.

Injury Report

  • Mats Zuccarello (RW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 18)
  • Frederick Gaudreau (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 17)
  • Zach Bogosian (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 17)
  • Marcus Foligno (LW) - Out (Expected return: Sep 16)
  • Ryan Hartman (RW) - Suspension (Estimated return: Apr 17)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G</ td> 3.02
GA/G 3.16

Recent Performances

The Wild have showcased their prowess in recent games, securing victories against teams like the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks.

 

Prediction

Considering the recent performances and the overall form of both teams, the Seattle Kraken have the potential to clinch a victory in this matchup. Despite their recent struggles, they possess the offensive firepower needed to overcome the Minnesota Wild. With players like Jared McCann leading the charge, the Kraken are expected to capitalize on scoring opportunities and outplay the Wild. Therefore, the prediction leans towards the Seattle Kraken to win.

 

Pick: Kraken ML +125

 

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