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

Minnesota Wild (14-13-4) vs Boston Bruins (19-5-6)

Game Info: Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild +115 / Boston Bruins -143 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at the Xcel Energy Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Bruins vs Wild prediction

Wild Have Had Big Wins in Back to Back Games

The Wild haven’t had the best season, but they are coming off a big victory in the last game. Kirill Kaprizov was the hero against the Montreal Canadiens scoring the game winning in overtime. The Wild faced off against the Boston Bruins two games ago and they were able to secure a 4-3 victory in overtime. Mac-Andre Fleury had a strong game stopping 40 of the 43 shots that he faced. The Wild are averaging 3.0 goals while their defense is giving up 3.2 goals per game. In this game, the Wild are going to need the defense to step up in a big way. The Wild are 11th in the West with 32 points, one point behind the Calgary Flames.

Bruins Playing on Tired Legs

The Bruins are going to be playing on tired legs after facing off against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. Two games ago against the Wild the defense just wasn’t good enough and they couldn’t take advantage of their chances in overtime. The Bruins on the season are averaging 3.17 goals while their defense is giving up 2.57 goals per game. The defense is ranked 3rd best in the league and they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way here. The Bruins are 2nd in the East with 44 points, one point behind the New York Rangers.

Bruins vs Wild Betting Prediction

These two teams just faced off a couple of games ago and it was the Wild that got the job done. The Wild have a ton of confidence heading into this game, especially with Kaprizov who has scored back to back game winners. The Bruins are going to really struggle to get the offense going and that is going to be enough for Minnesota to get teh job done. Back the Wild on the puck line to cash here. 

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

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