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Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild 02/26/2021 Spread, Game Analysis and Tips

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Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild 02-26-2021 Spread Game Analysis and Tips

Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild 02/26/2021 – Two surging teams are set to put their respective winning streaks on the line as the Los Angeles take on the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center for an intense West Division showdown on Friday. The Kings, the hottest team in the NHL right now, will look to extend their winning run to seven games while the Wild aims to make it five in a row. Both teams are separated by just a precarious point in the division race with L.A. having the advantage at the third spot. But the visiting team’s crippling salvo will not be enough to outweigh Minnesota’s home-ice advantage as this bet on sports website tag the wild as favorites at -154 moneyline price to win. The game starts at 08:00 PM Eastern Time and will be available on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.

Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild 02/26/2021

When: Friday, February 26, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild 02/26/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Kings +1 (-154) 5.5 o (-118) +130
Minnesota Wild -1 (+162) 5.5 u (-118) -154
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Los Angeles Kings

The mere fact that the Los Angeles Kings have won six consecutive games is impressive in itself. But what’s more mind-boggling is that the last four came off two sweeps on the road: one against the Arizona Coyotes, and the other against the St. Louis Blues. Now the mission is to cap their long road trip with a bang. The Kings will play two more games in Minnesota before heading back to L.A. to host a three-game homestand. The two-game series against the Wild could be a major turning point for the Kings as scoring another sweep could pull them closer to the top spot of the division. Currently, they are just trailing the Vegas Golden Knights by two points for the No. 1 spot in the West. 

Players to watch: A. Kopitar C (G 4, A 17, PTS 21), D. Brown RW (G 10, A 7, PTS 17), D. Doughty D (G 4, A 11, PTS 15).

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota is on a winning spree of their own, and like the Kings, they’ve seized their recent four-game surge all away from home. Interestingly, their last loss came from a 4-0 beatdown served by the Kings in L.A. on Feb. 16 – their first game off a two-week mandatory break due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the team. But the Wild is unperturbed. Friday’s game will be a whole new different match on their own home ice. The team has been playing excellent hockey and it’s no surprise that they’ve been rolling past oppositions as of late. The numbers say it all. Over the four-game winning streak, Minnesota has gotten point contributions from 17 different players, led by Marcus Foligno and Ryan Hartman, who have combined for eight points in the past two games.

Players to watch: K. Kaprizov LW (G 4, A 11, PTS 15), J. Greenway LW (G 2, A 9, PTS 11), J. Eriksson Ek C (G 6, A 4, PTS 10).

 

Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild Betting Predictions

Trends

Kings

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles’ last 5 games.
Los Angeles is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Kings are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Los Angeles is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles’ last 6 games this season.

Wild

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games.
Wild are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against Los Angeles.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games at home.
Wild are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Los Angeles.

Kings vs Wild Betting Picks

It’s relatively logical to have the Minnesota Wild as favorites in the nhl odds ahead of Friday’s game. Unfortunately for the home team, their visitors are adamant to keep their winning streak alive. It will be a highly intense battle on ice between two of the hottest teams in the league right now. The Wild will show their grit, but the Kings will still emerge victorious when the smoke clears. 

Score Prediction: Kings 5, Wild 4.