NHL Game Preview - Ducks underdogs vs Wild at Minnesota
Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild Odds
The Wild get a visit from the Anaheim Ducks in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Supporters of the Ducks have seen them go 18-3-3 so far this season, while the Wild are at 13-9-2. In totals betting, the Wild are 8-13-3, while the Ducks are 11-11-2.
If you're going with the Wild in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -110 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
This game matches up the No. 17 (Wild) and the No. 5 (Ducks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 25-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 16.3% rate while the Ducks have a 76.8% rate on the penalty kill.
Anaheim was a 4-2 winner in its last match at home against the Blues. They won as -145 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-2 winner at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Minnesota at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Ducks at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games on the road
Anaheim is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Anaheim's last 9 games
Anaheim is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Anaheim
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Anaheim at Dallas, Thursday, March 14
Minnesota home to Colorado, Thursday, March 14