Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks Odds
The Anaheim Ducks will be looking for a second straight payout on the NHL betting lines against the Minnesota Wild on Friday night as those Western Conference clubs meet for the second time.
Anaheim rolled to a 3-1 win over Minnesota as a -115 home favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks in their first meeting of the season on February 1. The OVER/UNDER has gone 1-2-2 for totals bettors over their past five matchups.
The Ducks bring a 14-3-1 record to the battle against the 10-7-2 Wild. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Anaheim go 8-9-1 so far and the Wild go 5-12-2.
Bettors looking to side with the Ducks in this one found them earlier as -163 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 24-rated Wild taking on the No. 5-rated Ducks in this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Anaheim's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.6 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 29.3% while the Wild defense kills off 85.7% of their penalties.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Coyotes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at +117 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Ducks were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Nashville are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Wild at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 14 games
Minnesota is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Anaheim is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Anaheim's last 10 games at home
Anaheim is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota home to Edmonton, Sunday, March 3
Anaheim at Phoenix, Saturday, March 2