Wild vs Flames Prediction - NHL Picks 12/5/23

Calgary Flames (10-11-3) vs Minnesota Wild (8-10-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -132 / Minnesota Wild +106 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at Scotiabank Saddledome. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Wild vs Flames prediction.

Wild Defense is Now Good?

All it took for the Wild to figure out the defense was for a coaching change. Over the last three games the Wild have given up only three goals total. In the last game against the Blackhawks, the Wild scored four goals. The Wild are averaging 3.13 goals while their defense is giving up 3.55 goals per game. The offense is ranked 18th but in this game it’s going to again comedown to if the defense steps up. 

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Matthew Boldy has scored at least one goal in each of his last four appearances against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one point in each of the Wild's last nine games.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one assist in each of the Wild's last seven games.
  • Connor Dewar has recorded two career assists against the Flames - equal-most against any opponent (including playoffs)

Flames Look to Bounce Back

The Flames are coming off a disappointing loss in the last game. The Flames scored three goals against the Vancouver Canucks but the defense gave up four goals. Elias Lindholm had a strong game scoring two goals. The Flames on the season is averaging 2.96 goals while their defense is giving up 3.29 goals per game. The offense is ranked 21st and they need the offense to step up here. 

Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts

  • MacKenzie Weegar has scored a goal in four of the Flames' last five home games.
  • Nazem Kadri has recorded at least one point in eight of his last nine appearances with his team as a home underdog.
  • Jonathan Huberdeau has recorded at least one assist in four of his last five home appearances against the Wild.
  • Adam Ruzicka recorded an equal-career-high two assists in his last game against the Wild.

Wild vs Flames Prediction

The Wild’s defense has really stepped up heading into this game and it’s going to be no different in this game. The Wild offense has also been good the last couple of games and the Flames gave up four goals in the last game. This is going to be a pretty comfortable victory for the Wild here. Some might not love this play but I really have a lot of faith in the Wild to secure this victory here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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