Minnesota Wild at Detroit Red Wings - 3/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Detroit Red Wings (24-27-6) vs Minnesota Wild (33-19-3)
Game Info: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings +188 / Minnesota Wild -250 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Detroit Red Wings host the Minnesota Wild in Thursday NHL Action
The Minnesota Wild come into this road contest with an overall record of 33-19-3. Through 55 games, the Wild are 3rd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 208 times, good for a rank of 4th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Minnesota is the 19th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.2 goals per game. So far, the Wild have a strength of schedule rating of 22nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 8th ranked team in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings get set to host the Minnesota Wild with an overall record of 24-27-6. This mark places them 5th in the Atlantic division. Through 57 games, the Red Wings have scored 165 goals, giving them an average of 2.84. This output gives them a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. On defense, Detroit is the 30th ranked unit, giving up 3.7 goals per contest. So far, the Red Wings have played the 17th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Detroit's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 27th in the NHL.
Through 54 games, the Minnesota Wild goal and overall scoring leader is Kirill Kaprizov with 71 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.4%. So far, 18.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mats Zuccarello, who has 40 assists to go along with his 17 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +20. Minnesota's top goalie is Cam Talbot, who is giving up an average of 2.95 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 19 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 52 games, the Detroit Red Wings' goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin, with 57 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 17.2%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 24 assists to go along with his 24 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +5.0. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 3.19 goals per game. In his 41 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 51% percent of the time.
On the season, the Red Wings are covering the spread in less than half their games, with an ATS record of just 25-32. Despite playing at home, they have covered just 15 of their 31 home games. For the year, the Detroit Red Wings have a per-game scoring differential of -0.82. Things haven't gone any better at home, as they are losing home games by an average of -1.46 goals. As the Detroit Red Wings get set to take on the Wild they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 1-4. During this stretch, they have scored 16 goals, accounting for 34.0% of the scoring in these contests. If the Red Wings hope to break out of their slump, they need to pick up their offensive play. During this stretch, they have outscored their average of 3.7 goals, just 2 times. Look for the Wild to come away with an easy win on the road vs Detroit.
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