Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks

 

 

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The Anaheim Ducks will be going for their second consecutive win when they face the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night. The Ducks defeated the Wild 1-0 in their last game.

Anaheim is 6-2-2 in its last 10 games against Minnesota.

Wild Trying To Bounce Back From First Loss

The Wild had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Ducks in their last game, giving them their first loss of the year. They will be trying to bounce back from the loss and pick up their third win in four games when they face the Ducks.

Minnesota is averaging 2.67 goals per game through its first three games. The team was shutout in their last game and will need to play better this time around.

Kirill Kaprizov leads the team with four points from one goal and three assists. Ryan Suter has three points from three assists, while Mathew Dumba has three points from two goals and one assist.

The Wild have played well defensively, giving up 2.33 goals per game. They gave up a goal in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort if they want to get the win.

Ducks Struggling Offensively

The Ducks were able to snap their two-game losing streak and picked up their first win of the season against the Wild in their last game. They will be trying to pick up their second win of the season and get to .500 when they face the Wild.

Anaheim hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 1.33 goals per game. They finished with one goal in their last game and will need to play better in this game.

Nicolas Deslauriers led the way for Anaheim with one goal. Kevin Shattenkirk picked up an assist, while John Gibson saved 34 shots to get the shutout.

Anaheim has done a better job defensively, giving up 2.33 goals per game. They didn’t give up a goal in their last game and will be hoping for a similar result when they play on Wednesday.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The Ducks haven’t played well offensively, scoring four goals in their first three games. Even though they won their last game against the Wild, they managed only one goal and that won’t get the job done this time around. The Wild couldn’t find the back of the net in their last game but scored eight goals in their first two games. Gibson did a great job in their last game, stopping 34 shots. He gave up six goals in their first two games and will have a hard time slowing down a Wild team that is trying to get some payback for their first loss of the season. Expect the Wild to win a lopsided game.

Prediction:
Minnesota Wild -143

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The Wild are averaging 2.67 goals per game. With the Ducks giving up 2.33 goals per game, expect the Wild to score at least three goals in this game. The Ducks are averaging 1.33 goals per game and haven’t scored more than two goals in a game this season. Even though the Wild are giving up 2.33 goals per game, expect them to hold the Ducks to two goals or less, which will help keep the score under the total. The Ducks and Wild have played under the total in seven of their last 10 meetings.

Prediction:
Under 5.5