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Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds, Betting Preview, & Predictions

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
NHL betting preview of Wednesday's Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks matchup

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:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Wild +1½ (-240) 5½ (+110) +125
Ducks -1½ (+200) 5½ (-130) -145
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Minnesota Wild

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).

Anaheim Ducks

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

Trends

  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 5-13 SU in its last 18 Games when facing Anaheim
  • Anaheim is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 Games
  • Anaheim is 7-2 SU in its last 9 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim’s last 6 Games
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.

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