Wild at Ducks 11/9/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks
NHL: 10:00 PM EST
Nov. 09, 2018
Latest Odds : ANA -110 O/U 5.5
The NHL’s Minnesota Wild will be in southern California on Friday to play the Anaheim Ducks. The Wild will play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday and therefore be playing the second half of a back-to-back on the road Friday. The Wild lost on Tuesday to the San Jose Sharks 4-3. Matt Dumba and Jared Spurgeon scored for the Wild within two minutes of one another, while Zach Parise had Minnesota’s other goal.
The Ducks defeated the Calgary Flames on Wednesday 3-2 in their last outing. Ryan Getzlaf scored the winning goal for the Ducks. Also scoring for the Ducks were Adam Henrique and Jakob Silfverberg while Ryan Miller made 37 saves.
Mikael Granlund leads the Wild in goals scored with six. Ryan Suter leads the team in assists with 10. Zach Parise is the leader points with 13. In goal Devan Dubnyk is 6-3-2 with a goals against of 2.25, with a save percentage of .930. Minnesota is 15th in goals per game at 3.1, 11th in goals against at 2.8, 18thin power play percentage at 19.6 and 4th in penalty kill percentage at 85.4.
Jakob Silfverberg leads the Ducks in goal scoring with five. Rickard Rakell is the assists leader with nine and points leader with 12. John Gibson is 5-5-3 in net and has a goal’s against average of 2.41 and save percentage of .933. The Ducks are 29th in goals scored at 2.4, 8th in goals against at 2.7, 26th in power play percentage at 14.1 and 18th in penalty kill percentage at 78.1
Recent Betting Trends:
Minnesota is 4-11 in its last 15 on the road
The OVER has cashed in each of the Wild’s last 4
Anaheim is 2-8 in its last 10
The UNDER has cashed in each of the Ducks last 5
Free Betting Pick: Anaheim Ducks -110
Minnesota will be playing the back half of a back-to-back on the road after a grueling series of games on the west coast. The Wild are 3-7 in the last 10 played in Anaheim and 5-14 in the last 19 overall against the Ducks. Final Score Prediction, Anaheim Ducks win 5-3