Flyers vs Wild Prediction - NHL Picks 1/12/24

Minnesota Wild (17-19-4) vs Philadelphia Flyers (21-14-6)

Game Info: Friday, January 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -120 / Philadelphia Flyers +100 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers will play the Minnesota Wild on Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Philadelphia has won two of their last three games, while Minnesota has lost six of their last seven. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Flyers vs Wild prediction.

Flyers Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers are 21-14-6 this year after they defeated Montreal in a shootout by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Philadelphia trailed 2-0 in the first period, but they were able to tie the game and win in a shootout. The Flyers out shot Montreal by a total of 39-19 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Philadelphia lost to Pittsburgh by a score of 4-1 in the game prior to Montreal, but did defeat Calgary by a score of 3-2 before that. The Flyers are scoring 2.83 goals per game and they are allowing 2.76 goals against per game, while going 11.4% on the power play and 86.3% on the penalty kill. Travis Konecny has led the Flyers with 21 goals, 16 assists, and 138 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Philadelphia is Carter Hart, who is 10-8-3 this season with a 2.69 goals against average and a .911 save percentage. 

Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild are 17-19-4 this season after they lost to Dallas by a score of 7-2 in their last game. Minnesota cut the deficit to 3-1 early in the third period, but allowed four more goals for the loss. The Wild were out shot by a total of 34-23 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Minnesota has lost six of their last seven games, with the lone win coming against Columbus by a score of 4-3. The Wild are scoring 2.88 goals per game and they are allowing 3.30 goals against per game, while going 18.7% on the power play and 72.8% on the penalty kill. Mats Zuccarello has six goals, 24 assists, and 83 shots on goal for the Wild. The projected starting goalie for Minnesota is Marc-Andre Fleury, who is 7-9-2 this season with a 3.12 goals against average and a .892 save percentage. 

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The Wild have won each of their last eight games as home favorites.
  • The Wild have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight home games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The Wild have lost the third period in each of their last four home games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Wild's last six games against Metropolitan Division opponents.

Philadelphia Flyers Team Facts

  • The Flyers have lost each of their last eight games as underdogs against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The road team has covered the puck line in 14 of the Flyers' last 16 games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Flyers' last five night games following a shootout loss.
  • The Flyers have lost the first period in six of their last seven night games following a shootout win.

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Marcus Johansson has recorded at least one point in each of the Wild's last six games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Kirill Kaprizov has scored at least one goal in each of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Jared Spurgeon has recorded at least one assist in each of his last four home appearances against the Flyers after playing less than 20 minutes in the Wild's last game.
  • Kirill Kaprizov has scored the last goal in three of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Mats Zuccarello ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Philadelphia Flyers Player Prop Facts

  • Travis Konecny has scored at least one goal in three of the Flyers' last four games as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • Travis Konecny has recorded at least one point in eight of the Flyers' last nine games.
  • Sean Couturier has recorded an assist in four of the Flyers' last five games against Central Division opponents.
  • Bobby Brink ranks T1st amongst rookies for shootout goals (1) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Wild rank T2nd in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (0.78).
  • The Minnesota Wild rank T30th in the league for power play goals against this season (37).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 25th in the league for goals per game this season (2.83).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 8th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.76).

Flyers vs Wild Betting Prediction

Minnesota comes into this game really struggling and they could really use a win in this matchup. The Wild have lost six of their last seven games and they are dealing with a few injuries, but they will be on home ice here. Philadelphia is 11-6-4 on the road and they have won two of their last three games. The Wild have really had issues on defense recently, but they will face a Philadelphia team that has struggled to score in their last couple of weeks. I think this is a great spot for Minnesota to bounce back and I like them to get the win.  

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

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