Wild vs Red Wings Prediction - NHL Picks 11/26/23

Detroit Red Wings (10-6-3) vs Minnesota Wild (5-9-4)

Game Info: Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings -118 / Minnesota Wild -102 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Wild will play the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday afternoon at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Minnesota has lost six games in a row, while Detroit comes into this game on a two game winning streak. Here is our Wild vs Red Wings Prediction.

Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild are 5-9-4 this season after they lost to the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Minnesota trailed 2-0 in the second period, but they tied the game before the end of the period, before allowing the only goal in the third for the loss. The Wild were out shot by a total of 25-21 and went 1-5 on the power play in the game. Minnesota has lost 10 of their last 12 games and are second to last in the Central Division standings. The Wild are scoring 3.06 goals per game and they are allowing 3.94 goals against per game, while going 15.9% on the power play and 67.2% on the penalty kill. Mats Zuccarello has led the Wild this season with five goals, 15 assists, and 52 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Minnesota is Filip Gustavsson, who is 2-5-2 this year with a 4.03 goals against average and a .882 save percentage. 

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Red Wings Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are 10-6-3 this year after they defeated Boston by a score of 5-2 in their last game. Detroit led 2-0, 3-1, and 4-2, before they scored an empty net goal to put the game away. The Red Wings out shot Boston by a total of 29-27 and went 2-6 on the power play in the win. Detroit defeated the Devils by a score of 4-0 in the game prior to Boston. Detroit is scoring 3.68 goals per game and they are allowing 3.11 goals against per game, while going 21.3% on the power play and 78.9% on the penalty kill. Alex DeBrincat has led the Red Wings this year with 12 goals, eight assists, and 60 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Detroit is Alex Lyon, who is 1-1-0 this season with a 1.53 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. 

Detroit Red Wings Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won three of the Red Wings' last four games at Little Caesars Arena.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in seven of the Red Wings' last eight games.
  • The favorites have won the third period in four of the last five games between the Wild and Red Wings.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Red Wings' last six games against Central Division opponents.

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The Wild have lost three of their last four games as favorites against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Wild have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games as favorites against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in seven of the Wild's last eight games as favorites against the Red Wings.
  • The Wild have won the third period in four of their last five games against the Red Wings.

Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Facts

  • Lucas Raymond has scored a goal in three of the Red Wings' last four games at Little Caesars Arena.
  • Dylan Larkin has recorded at least one point in each of the Red Wings' last six home games against Central Division opponents.
  • Dylan Larkin has recorded an assist in seven of the Red Wings' last eight games as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • Alex DeBrincat has the most multi-goal games for the Red Wings this season (3).

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Joel Eriksson Ek has scored at least one goal in five of the Wild's last six games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one point in each of the Wild's last six games as favorites against the Red Wings.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one assist in each of the Wild's last four games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mats Zuccarello has the equal-most multi-assist games for the Wild this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Detroit Red Wings ranks T2nd in the league for Period 2 goals scored per game this season (1.42).
  • The Detroit Red Wings ranks 3rd in the league for Period 3 goals scored per game this season (1.42).
  • The Minnesota Wild ranks 32nd in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.56).
  • The Minnesota Wild ranks T30th in the league for power play goals against this season (21).

Wild vs Red Wings Prediction Breakdown

The Wild come into this matchup on a six game losing streak and they have really struggled over the last two weeks. Minnesota is allowing 3.94 goals against per game this year and they are only 67.2% on the penalty kill. The Red Wings have won two games in a row against Boston and New Jersey and they are 6-3-2 at home. Minnesota is 2-5-2 on the road and I cannot take them until I see a victory. I like Detroit at home here. 

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