Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 1/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+160) Wild (-194)
Xcel Energy Center is the location where the Minnesota Wild (21-10-2) will attempt to beat the Anaheim Ducks (19-13-7) on Friday. The line on this contest has Anaheim at +160 while Minnesota is priced at -194. The betting total is set at 6.
The Anaheim Ducks will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-1 loss to the Penguins their last time out. Anaheim garnered 6 mins in the box in this matchup. Moreover, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Ducks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. In the game, they scored on 1 out of the 26 shots they put on goal.
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Anaheim Ducks opponents have earned 109 power play tries (8th in professional hockey) and have come away with 16 goals in those chances. The Ducks have had 1,273 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .916. Anaheim has attempted 1,182 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.6%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 91 goals while scoring 86 on the offensive side of the ice. Anaheim has accumulated 105 power play chances and they have scored 28 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 26.67%. For the current season, they have scored 45 points and their points % is .577. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 114 goals (12th in the league) over the course of the season and have conceded 107.
The man in goal for this game is John Gibson. For his career, Gibson has accounted for 192 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .563. His save percentage is at .917 in his 20,074 mins between the pipes. Gibson has had 10,360 shots against him and he has 9,496 total saves. The opposition has racked up 864 goals against Gibson in his professional career and his goals against rate is 2.58. He has a mark of 160-131-46 and he has started in 341 games. Gibson has participated in 349 games throughout his hockey career.
Their last time out, Minnesota squared up with the Capitals in a game where the Wild took home the victory by a score of 3-2. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this contest but didn't score a goal. The Wild scored 3 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they took.
So far this season, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 118 goals, 44 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667. They have granted a total of 100 goals to be scored by way of 76 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they were shorthanded. The Wild have earned 99 goals at even strength and 19 goals (18th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 110 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 17.27%. Minnesota has taken 1,071 shots (21st in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 11.02%, while allowing their opponents 1,059 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 79.83% on their oppositions 119 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.6%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Cam Talbot in goal. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has relinquished 934 goals altogether. Talbot's quality start percentage comes out to 52.9% and he has earned 189 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 357 contests and his ice time sits at 21,275 mins. Talbot has a career record of 184-138-31 and has been in net for 371 games. He has tallied 10,031 saves out of the 10,965 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .915.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (-194) and under 5.5 goals
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