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Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild 02/18/2022 Analysis, Odds and Picks

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Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild 02-18-2022 Analysis Odds and Picks

Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild 02/18/2022 – The Florida Panthers are set to visit the Minnesota Wild in a highly anticipated NHL matchup that will feature two of the best scorers in the league. Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau and Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov will headline the clash between two of the league’s top teams Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul. The Panthers, who are coming off a huge OT win in Carolina on Wednesday, are pegged as slight favorites in the latest NHL Betting Lines. The Wild, meanwhile, will try to get back on the winning track after absorbing a 6-3 loss to Winnipeg. The game is scheduled at 08:00 PM Eastern Time to be shown live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.

Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild 02/18/2022

When: Friday, February 18, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild 02/18/2022 Betting Odds:

TeamPUCKLINETOTALML
Florida Panthers +1.5 (-270)6.5 o (-105)+160
Minnesota Wild -1.5 (+214)6.5 u (-105)+130
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Florida Panthers

Jonathan Huberdeau has 66 points to lead Florida in scoring. He has been a lethal offensive weapon that maneuvered the Panthers to the No.1 spot in the Atlantic Division. Coming off a huge victory against the Hurricanes, Huberdeau and the rest of the Panthers will try to build more momentum as they make a significant push approaching the final stages of the regular season. After Minnesota, the Panthers are scheduled to travel to Chicago on Sunday. A five-game homestand will then follow – a relatively light stretch that could signal a surge in favor of Florida. 

Players to watch: J. Huberdeau LW (G 17, A 49, PTS 66), S. Reinhart C (G 17, A 28, PTS 45), A. Ekblad D (G 11, A 32, PTS 43).

Minnesota Wild

The Wild were about to take off but suffered a slight mishap along the way. After winning back-to-back games against Detroit and Carolina, Minnesota found itself struggling to contain Winnipeg, which scorched the nets with six goals to snap the Wild’s two-game winning run. The team remains at the second spot of the Central Division but is trailing by a mile behind the league-leading Colorado Avalanche. The game against Florida will be a short stay at home for the Wild as they are set to play the rest of February on the road. That means the team will need to buckle up and brace for intense competition for the next couple of outings. 

Players to watch: K. Kaprizov LW (G 22, A 37, PTS 59), M. Zuccarello RW (G 15, A 33, PTS 48), K. Fiala LW (G 14, A 23, PTS 37).

Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild Betting Predictions

Trends

Panthers

The total has gone OVER in 14 of Florida’s last 19 games.
Florida are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games on the road.
Florida are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Florida are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.

Wild

Minnesota are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 9 games against Florida.
Minnesota are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Minnesota are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Florida.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota’s last 18 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

Panthers vs Wild Betting Picks

For obvious reasons, the Panthers are favored to win on the road by the top betting sites for NHL. Florida has better tools to pull off a success away from home; moreover, the Panthers are motivated to seize the victory after losing in OT against the Hurricanes. 

Score Prediction: Panthers 4, Wild 1.