Wild vs Panthers Prediction - NHL Picks 1/21/23

Florida Panthers (22-20-5) vs Minnesota Wild (25-15-4)

Game Info: Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm (FLA Live Arena)

Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -125 / Minnesota Wild +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Wild and Florida Panthers face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at FLA Live Arena. When these two teams faced off in February it was Florida that secured the 6-2 victory. 

Wild Betting Preview

The Wild come into this game with a 25-15-4 record overall and they have gone 12-7-3 away from home. On Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes, the defense gave up five goals and that led to the three-goal defeat. Kirill Kaprizov did score his 100th goal of his NHL career in that game. The WIld are averaging 3.11 goals while the defense is giving up 2.79 goals per game. The offense is ranked 17th while the defense is ranked 11th. Kaprizov on the season has scored 26 goals and added 27 assists so far this season. Matt Dumba was a healthy scratch in the last game and there has been a ton of chatter that he could be moved soon. It’s unclear if the WIld plan on using him 

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Panthers Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Panthers who sit with a 22-20-5 record overall and they have gone 11-6-3 at home. In the last game against the Montreal Canadiens, the Panthers scored six goals and that was enough to secure the four-goal victory. Sam Reinhart scored one goal and added two assists. The Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals while their defense is giving up 3.38 goals per game. Matthew Tkachuk has scored 24 goals and added 34 assists so far this season. In this game if the offense is good, the Panthers should be in good shape to secure the victory. 

Wild vs Panthers Trend

The Wild are 5-1 in their last six games on Saturday. The over is 3-0-1 in the Panthers last four home games. The under is 5-1 in the Panthers last six games following a win. The under is 5-1 in the Wild’s last six games against a team with a losing record.

Shane’s Free Pick

This Wild’s team's biggest issue has been inconsistency, and this is going to be a game where they struggle to defend again. The Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and they are going to find plenty of success scoring again. The Wild are also averaging 3.11 goals per game and they are going to find success scoring. Look for a 4-3 or 5-3 type of game and this game is going to go over the total. Back the over to cash here.

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