Wild vs Bruins Prediction - NHL Picks 12/19/23

Boston Bruins (19-5-5) vs Minnesota Wild (12-12-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -164 / Minnesota Wild +133 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Wild and Boston Bruins face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at TD Garden. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Wild vs Bruins prediction.

Wild on Tired Legs

The Wild are playing on tired legs after a tough game on Monday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The defense has been inconsistent this season and they are going to need the defense to have a big game here. The Wild are averaging 2.96 goals while their defense is giving up 3.18 goals per game. The offense is ranked 22nd while the defense is ranked 17th. Mats Zuccarello has scored six goals and added 22 assists so far this season. 

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Joel Eriksson Ek has scored at least one goal in each of the Wild's last five Tuesday games.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one point in each of the Wild's last seven games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one assist in each of the Wild's last seven games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Connor Dewar has recorded two career assists against the Bruins - equal-most against any opponent (including playoffs)

Bruins Coming off Disappointing Overtime Loss

The Bruins faced off against the New York Rangers in the last game and the offense only scored one goal on the way to the defeat. Two games ago against the New York Islanders they were able to secure the 5-4 victory in a shootout. The Bruins are averaging 3.17 goals while their defense is giving up 2.52 goals per game. David Pastrnak has scored 17 goals and added 24 assists so far this season. 

Boston Bruins Player Prop Facts

  • David Pastrnak has scored the last goal in three of the Bruins' last four home games against Central Division opponents.
  • Morgan Geekie has recorded at least one point in each of his last 10 Tuesday appearances against Central Division opponents.
  • David Pastrnak has scored at least one goal in each of the Bruins' last seven home games against Central Division opponents.
  • Brad Marchand has recorded at least one assist in five of his last six appearances with his team as a favorite against the Wild.
  • Patrick Brown has scored two career goals against the Wild - equal-most against any opponent (including playoffs)

Wild vs Bruins betting Prediction 

The Wild are going to be playing on tired legs and they are going to have some major issues in this game. The Bruins defense is giving up 2.52 goals per game and they are going to lockdown in this game. This is a game where the Wild might struggle to score even a goal. The Bruins are going to score at least four goals and this is going to be a pretty comfortable victory. Back the Bruins -1.5. 

Shane’s Pick Bruins -1.5

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