Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 12/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-275) Ducks (+220)
The Minnesota Wild (18-11-2) are headed to Honda Center on Wednesday where they will take on the Anaheim Ducks (9-20-3). The moneyline on this contest has Minnesota at -275 and Anaheim is at +220. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Minnesota Wild had a good night with a 4-2 win against the Senators their last time on the ice. Minnesota tallied 6 minutes in the box for this game. Additionally, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't net one. The Wild had a impressive offensive performance in this win. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 23 shots they attempted.
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Minnesota Wild opponents have recorded 106 power play opportunities (13th in the league) and have come away with 21 goals in those attempts. The Wild so far have had 911 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .903. Minnesota has attempted 960 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.1%. When at even strength, the Wild have conceded 67 goals while getting 72 on offense. Minnesota has accumulated 101 power play opportunities and they have tallied 25 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 24.75%. For the season, they have earned 38 points and their points percentage comes in at .613. In terms of their scoring, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 97 goals (19th in pro hockey) so far this season and have given up 88.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. The opposition has racked up 2,385 goals versus Fleury in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.58. Fleury has been in goal for 959 contests throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .913 for his 55,552 minutes on the ice. He has an overall record of 531-306-88 and got the start in 803 games. Over the course of his pro career, Fleury has accrued 440 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .548. Fleury has seen 27,290 shots taken against him and has recorded 24,905 total saves.
Their last time out, Anaheim went up against the Oilers in a game where the Ducks notched a win by a final score of 4-3. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game and scored 1 out of those opportunities. The Ducks netted 4 goals of the 17 shots on goal they pursued.
Anaheim has taken 949 shots (20th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.11%, while allowing their opponents 1,204 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 67.24% on the other teams 116 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 89.0%. They have earned 88 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 15.91%. The Ducks have earned 63 goals at even strength and 14 goals (31st in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 133 goals to be scored by of a combination of 95 goals at even strength and 38 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Anaheim Ducks are sitting with 77 goals, 21 points, as well as a points percentage of .328.
On the other side of the ice you will find Lukas Dostal defending the goal. Dostal holds a career record of 3-3-0 and has been in goal for 8 contests. Dostal's quality start rate comes in at 83.3% and he has 5 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has tallied 212 saves out of 235 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .902. Teams are averaging 3.37 goals per game and he has relinquished 23 goals overall. He was named a starter in 6 games and has played for a total of 410 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (-275)
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