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Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild Pick and Betting Preview

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Anaheim Ducks dueling the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -135 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.7-2.6 win for the Ducks on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Wild currently sport a record of 29-10-5. The Anaheim Ducks are 26-13-9. Betting totals have seen the Wild post a 19-17-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Ducks have gone 14-21-13 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Anaheim injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Minnesota Wild) and the No. 15 (Anaheim Ducks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.3 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.46 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 21.43% while the Ducks defense kills off 82.53% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anaheim won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Avalanche on January 19. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -272 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Wild were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -374 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Anaheim's last 9 games
  • Anaheim is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 15-3 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Minnesota is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim at Winnipeg, Monday, January 23rd
Minnesota home to Nashville, Sunday, January 22nd