Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks - 12/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Anaheim Ducks (12-14-4) at Minnesota Wild (14-12-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -145 / Anaheim Ducks +131 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 10.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 11 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 14 assists and Rickard Rakell has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 62 goals on 685 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 25 goals on 271 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in five of their last six games.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 12 goals, Ryan Suter has 14 assists and Eric Staal has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 42 goals on 392 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 45 goals on 481 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The Ducks are 18-38 in their last 56 games as a road underdog, 11-28 in their last 39 road games and 3-12 in their last 15 overall. The Wild are 6-1 in their last 7 games as a home favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Wild last 5 overall. The Ducks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota and 16-7 in the last 23 meetings. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The underdog is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 10-3-1 in the last 14 meetings.
The road team has won seven of the last eight meetings between these clubs, but the Anaheim Ducks have been fade material on the road overall for quite some time and that will remain the case with them piling up losses the way they have these past three weeks. The Minnesota Wild are playing some of their best hockey of the season right now and have done a lot of their damage in the favorite role, especially at home. The Wild and the reasonable price is one of the better bets on Tuesday's card, as you can argue it should be a lot steeper.