Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 4/4/2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild head to Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at -215 and the Ducks at +193.
Minnesota has a record of 44-25-10 this year and away from home they have a record of 17-19-2-2. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have tallied 242 goals and surrendered 221 goals for a point differential of +21. For the year they have an ATS mark of 44-35-0 and an over/under record of 39-36-0. Anaheim has a record of 41-25-13 including 24-10-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 224 goals and have given up 212 for a goal differential of +12. Their record against the spread is 41-38-0 while their over/under mark is 31-47-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 44-35-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 39-36-0 against the over/under this season
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 41-38-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 31-47-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
04/03/18 D Gustav Olofsson Upper Body is "?" Wednesday vs Anaheim
04/01/18 D Ryan Suter Ankle is out indefinitely
03/15/18 D Jared Spurgeon Groin is out indefinitely
03/05/18 C Luke Kunin ACL is out for season
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/22/17 RW Patrick Eaves Illness IR (10/14)
04/03/18 D Cam Fowler Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs Minnesota
04/03/18 GO John Gibson Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs Minnesota
03/16/18 D Kevin Bieksa Hand IR (03/15)
Jason Zucker has scored 61 total points this year for the Wild. He has 31 goals this season with 212 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 17 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 17.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 40 goals on 229 attempts. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 74 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 34 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Wild. He has 1,710 shots against him and he's surrendered 140 goals. He's made 1,570 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan Getzlaf has 58 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 11 goals this year with 115 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 47 assists on the year and averages 21.4 minutes played per contest. Rickard Rakell averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 32 goals on 218 attempts. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 66 points on the year. John Gibson has 31 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He has 1,872 shots against him and he's given up 139 goals. He's made 1,733 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 98 total points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They've scored 242 goals while giving up 221 scores, which has them ranked 12th and 21st respectively. They have had 235 power play chances and scored 48 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 15th in the league. The Wild have given up 261 power play opportunities and surrendered 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 14th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.09% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks are 12th in the league with a total of 95 points this season. They have 36 power play goals on 205 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 24th in the NHL. They've given up 266 power play opportunities and surrendered 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 4th overall. As a team, the Ducks are 20th with a total of 224 goals scored while they've given up 212 goals this season, ranking 26th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.39%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 2nd overall in the NHL.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 47% as they've tried 4,204 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,734 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 28th in Corsi percentage. They are 25th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.1% as they have 3,238 shots while they've given up 3,493 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the year. That puts them 23rd and 8th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,334 face-off wins as opposed to 2,339 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That is 15th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 1,304 hits and they've blocked 1,241 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 6th in the league.
The Ducks are 27th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the season, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 2,418 face-off wins compared to 2,292 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 1,898 hits and they have blocked 1,189 shots from the opposition, which is 12th in the league. Anaheim is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.6% as they've attempted 4,476 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,923 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.6% ranks 23rd as they have 3,387 attempts while they have given up 3,734 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Ducks NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -215
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -215
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