Rickard Rakell, Ryan Getzlaf, and the Anaheim Ducks will do battle against Jason Zucker, Eric Staal, and the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center for a Western Conference tilt. Prime Ticket will air the game, and the puck drops at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 10.
Anaheim Ducks at Minnesota Wild Odds
Anaheim (+150) is entering this one as the underdog to Minnesota (-170), and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-130 for the under, +110 for the over).
Minnesota is 14-16 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.7 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That early-season winning percentage is right in line with what the team managed during last year’s regular season (37-45). Of its 30 games this season, 15 have gone over the total, while 11 have gone under and just four have pushed. This season, the team’s 7-3 SU at home.
The Wild have converted on 19.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 21st overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 78.7 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 25.6 saves per game with a .906 save percentage, Alex Stalock (9-8-2) has been the primary goalkeeper for Minnesota this year. If the Wild, however, decide to give him the evening off, the team may turn to Devan Dubnyk (4-10-10 record, .893 save percentage, 3.35 goals against average).
Anaheim has lost 7.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 12-18 straight up (SU). 16 of its outings have gone over the total, while 14 have gone under the total and none have pushed. The Ducks are 4-10 SU as the road team this season.
The Ducks have converted on just 10.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s ranked 31st in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 24th overall and it’s successfully defended 76.8 percent of all penalties.
John Gibson (.909 save percentage and 2.87 goals against average) has been the main option in goal for Anaheim. Gibson is averaging 28.3 saves per game and owns an 8-14-2 record.
Anaheim Ducks vs. Minnesota Wild Betting Predictions
NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Wild, O/U – Over
- For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their past five matchups.
- Over Minnesota’s last ten outings, four of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 3-1 in those games).
- Anaheim skaters recorded 23.2 hits per game last season, while the Wild posted 19.5 hits per contest.