Anaheim Ducks (19-13-7) vs. Minnesota Wild (21-10-2)
January 14, 2022 at 20.00 EDT
Line: Minnesota Wild -160 / Anaheim Ducks +135; Over / Under: -1.5
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The Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild meet Friday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center. The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Wilds need a win after losing five of their last seven games.
The Anaheim Ducks score an average of 3 goals per game. match and score on 27.5 percent of their powerplay options. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 22 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 21 assists and Trevor Zegras has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks allow 2.7 goals per game and kill 85.8 percent of their opponent’s power play. John Gibson has conceded 72 goals on 866 shots, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 26 goals on 365 shots.
The Minnesota Wild scores an average of 3.6 goals per game. match and score on 17.3 percent of their powerplay options. Ryan Hartman leads Minnesota with 15 goals, Kirill Kaprizov has 26 assists and Kevin Fiala has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild allows 3 goals per game. fight and kills 79.8 percent of their opponent’s power play. Cam Talbot has allowed 71 goals on 781 shots, and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 23 goals on 272 shots.
The Ducks are 21-46 in their last 67 games as underdogs and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Wild are 35-16 in their last 51 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. Below is 10-2-1 in the Ducks’ last 13 overall. Over is 17-8 in Wild last 25 overall. The Ducks are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
Just when you’re ready to believe in the Anaheim Ducks and see value in them, they lose six of their last eight and get crushed in the underdog role. The Minnesota Wild have also had issues lately, but they have been ridiculous as favorites and at home all the way back to the end of last season. The Wild have also won 10 of their last 11 attempts against the Ducks. Give me Wild and the reasonable price.
Randy Chambers’ free choice:
Minnesota Wild -160