Wild vs Kings Picks and Prediction – 4/16/2024

By: Jeremy O’Quinn |

Last Updated: 04/14/2024 at 9:39 PM ET

Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings 04/15/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/16/2024, 1:30 AM UTC
Latest Odds: LAK -165 ; O/U 5.5

The Minnesota Wild are heading to Crypto.com Arena on Monday, where they will take on the Los Angeles Kings. Get the rest of our free NHL picks here! Minnesota comes into this game with a 38-33-9 Record Which places them sixth in the Central. After suffering two straight losses, the Wild would bounce back with a 6-2 win over the Sharks on Saturday.

Filip Gustavsson is expected to be Minnesota’s starting goaltender in this game, he’s posted a 3.11 goals against average to go along with his 19-18-4 record. The Wild are scoring 3.03 goals per game this season, while giving up 3.19 defensively. Kirill Kaprizov caught fire in the second half of the season, he put up 44 goals and 93 points through 73 games.

The Los Angeles Kings now sit 3 points up on the Golden Knights for the third seed in the Pacific, putting together a record of 43-26-11. Los Angeles has won two straight games, most recently defeating the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Saturday night. David Rittich made 28 saves in this game, while Kevin Fiala scored his 29th of the year.

Cam Talbot will be the Kings’ starting goaltender on Monday, he’s posted an impressive 2.46 goals against average to go along with his 26-19-6 record. Adrian Kempe leads the Kings with 73 points in 75 games, while Trevor Moore has buried a team-leading 30 goals.

Our Free NHL Pick for Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild

Minnesota has already been eliminated from the playoffs, while the Kings seeding could potentially change with two games remaining. Expect Cam Talbot to shut the door on his former team, leading the Kings to their third consecutive win. Final score prediction, Kings win and cover the puck line 4-1.

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