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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild 03/31/2022 Hockey Preview, Spread and Game Analysis

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild 03-31-2022 Hockey Preview Spread and Game Analysis

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild 03/31/2022 – Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota will play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Minnesota Wild on Thursday evening. The Pittsburgh Penguins are in the third position of the Metropolitan Division, with a record of 40-18-10, just two spots below the leading Hurricanes. The Minnesota Wild are in the second position of the Central Division with a record of 41-20-4, one position below the dominating Avalanche. The sports gambling experts are predicting an easy win for the Minnesota Wild in this game.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild 03/31/2022

When: Thursday, March 31, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild 03/31/2022 Betting Odds:

TeamPUCKLINETOTALML
Pittsburgh Penguins +1.5 (-263)6 o (-126)+111
Minnesota Wild -1.5 (+184)6 u (+114)-137
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Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins played against the New York Rangers in their last game and lost 3-2. As a team, the Pittsburgh Penguins are scoring an average of 3.3 goals in each game and have been successful in 22.2 percent of their opportunities during the powerplay. The top scorer for the Pittsburgh Penguins is Jake Guentzel who has scored 31 goals this season while Kris Letang has contributed with 51 assists. On defense, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing opponents to score an average of 2.6 goals in each game.

Players to watch: Sidney Crosby C (G 25, A 45, PTS 70), Jake Guentzel LW (G 31, A 34, PTS 65), Kris Letang D (G 7, A 51, PTS 58).

Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild won in their last game against the Philadelphia Flyers with a brilliant score of 4-1. The Wild are scoring an average of 3.6 goals in each game and have been successful in 20.5 percent of their opportunities during the powerplay. The top scorer for the team is Kirill Kaprizov who has scored 37 goals so far. Matz Zuccarello has also been performing well this season and has assisted 48 times. Defense-wise, the Minnesota Wild is allowing opponents to score an average of 3.1 goals in each game.

Players to watch: Kirill Kaprizov LW (G 37, A 45, PTS 82), Mats Zuccarello RW (G 19, A 48, PTS 67), Kevin Fiala LW (G 23, A 37, PTS 60).

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild Betting Predictions

Trends

Penguins

Pittsburgh are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Pittsburgh are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Pittsburgh are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Wild

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 12 games against Pittsburgh.
Wild are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Penguins vs Wild Betting Picks

The Pittsburgh Penguins are up for a difficult game on Thursday as the face they will be playing on the enemy’s ice. The Minnesota Wild have the home advantage, and this coupled with their strong offense will help them win the game according to NHL picks today.

Score Prediction: Wild 3, Penguins 2.