Detroit Red Wings vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 2/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+205) Wild (-250)
The Minnesota Wild (29-11-3) will try to beat the Detroit Red Wings (22-21-6) at Xcel Energy Center on Monday. The odds on this game have Detroit at +205 while Minnesota is priced at -250. The total is set at 6.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 victory over the Flyers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Red Wings had a good offensive outing in the victory. In the game, they earned a goal on 4 of the 23 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts and notched 1 goal. Detroit amassed 4 penalty minutes for this contest.
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Detroit Red Wings opponents have totaled 136 power play opportunities (14th in the NHL) and have tallied 30 goals in those chances. The Red Wings have had 1,606 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .897. Detroit has attempted 1,430 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.7%. While at even strength, the Red Wings let the opposition score 136 goals while having 115 as an offensive unit. Detroit has compiled 135 power play opportunities and they have added 23 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 17.04%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 50 points and their points percentage is sitting at .510. Regarding scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 138 goals (18th in pro hockey) for the season and have conceded 166.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. The opposition has notched 152 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.49. Nedeljkovic has been involved in 64 contests throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is .918 in his 3,659 minutes in the crease. He has compiled a record of 31-20-9 and he has started in 59 games. Over the course of his pro career, Nedeljkovic has accumulated 35 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .593. Nedeljkovic has seen 1,847 shot attempts against him and has accrued 1,695 saves.
In their last game, Minnesota played the Hurricanes in a game where the Wild got the victory by a final score of 3-2. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Wild converted 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted.
So far this season, the Minnesota Wild have 160 goals, 61 points, and a points percentage of .709. They have permitted 121 goals to be scored by of a combination of 92 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Wild have scored 135 goals at even strength and 25 goals (18th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 132 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 18.94%. Minnesota has tried 1,410 shots (20th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.35%, while allowing their opponents 1,400 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.00% on their opponents 145 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.4%.
Across the ice you will find Cam Talbot patrolling the crease. Talbot has amassed a lifetime record of 188-138-31 and has been in net for 375 contests. Talbot's quality start percentage comes out to 53.5% and he has 193 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has accounted for 10,137 saves out of 11,076 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .915. His opposition is averaging 2.62 goals per game and he has yielded 939 goals in total. He has started in 361 contests and has accumulated 21,495 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+205)
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