Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds, Betting Preview, & Predictions
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2018 playoff picture is starting to take shape. For the Minnesota Wild, who have a slight lead near the top of the Central, these last couple of games are crucial for snagging a high draw in this year’s playoffs. So in tonight’s Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks matchup, online hockey betting players can expect a fierce battle. Let’s take a look at what kind of matchup the 2 team teaser odds are predicting this evening.
Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks – Wednesday, April 4th
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Online Hockey Betting Odds:
The Minnesota Wild charge into this evening’s action with a 44-25-10 record that ranks them 3rd in the Central Division. Additionally, it gives Minnesota 98-points on the season. That tally places them a whopping 15-points behind the Nashville Predators and 12-points behind No. 2 in the conference, the Winnipeg Jets. While Minnesota doesn’t stand much of a chance of catching up to those two, they can at very least secure their current standing. At the current moment, the 4th-seeded Colorado Avalanche are 5-points behind Minnesota. Since the Avalanche still have two to play, the Wild can secure their spot with a win this evening. By the looks of it, the online hockey betting odds don’t think Minnesota can get the job done.
Players to Watch: Eric Staal (40 G, 34 A, 74 PTS), Mikael Granlund (20 G, 44 A, 64 PTS), and Jason Zucker (31 G, 30 A, 61 PTS).
The Ducks swim into this Wednesday night pairing with a 41-25-13 record that ranks them 4th in the Pacific. On top of that, it gives Anaheim 95-points on the season. Interestingly enough, that tally places them but 1-point away from the 3rd-seeded Los Angeles Kings. Clearly the Ducks can usurp LA and crack the top-3 in the division with a win this evening. And luckily for Anaheim, they’ll be playing on home ice. This evening’s matchup will mark the 3rd time this season these two have met. Overall, the season’s record stands at 1-1 a pop.
Players to Watch: Rickard Rakell (32 G, 64 A, 66 PTS), Ryan Getzlaf (11 G, 47 A, 58 PTS), and Corey Perry (17 G, 30 A, 47 PTS).
Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions
Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks
So which team should online sportsbook players favor in Tuesday’s Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks matchup? Considering that the Wild are 2-3 in their last 5 while Anaheim is 3-1, it’s clear bettors should stick with the Ducks. Fortunately, the odds out on the Ducks’ money line aren’t that steep. This makes taking them straight up this evening quite a lucrative offer. Sign up now to make this NHL betting prediction
Score Prediction: 3-1 Anaheim. The Ducks get the job done on the road to solidify their playoff standing. Minnesota will cover the spread and the TOTAL will be UNDER.