Wild vs Lightning Prediction NHL Picks 1/18/24

Tampa Bay Lightning (22-17-5) vs Minnesota Wild (18-20-5)

Game Info: Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -200 / Minnesota Wild +160 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Wild need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are riding a 3-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Minnesota Wild vs Tampa Bay Lightning prediction.

Minnesota Wild Betting Preview

The Minnesota Wild recently lost to the Flyers and Coyotes while beating the Islanders. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 28.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with 17 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 25 assists and Kirill Kaprizov has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 72.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Filip Gustavsson has allowed 67 goals on 654 shots faced, and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 62 goals on 601 shots.

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Kirill Kaprizov has scored at least one goal in each of his last four appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Kirill Kaprizov has scored the last goal in three of his last four appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one assist in each of his last seven appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Brock Faber ranks 1st amongst rookies for average time on ice (24:47) this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Kings, Devils and Ducks during this streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 29.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 28 goals, Victor Hedman has 33 assists and Steven Stamkos has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 3.39 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonas Johansson has given up 70 goals on 642 shots faced, while Andrei Vasilevskiy has allowed 59 goals on 578 shots.

Tampa Bay Lightning Player Prop Facts

  • Nikita Kucherov has scored at least one goal in four of the Lightning's last five home games against Central Division opponents.
  • Brandon Hagel has recorded at least one point in each of the Lightning's last 10 games as home favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Nick Perbix has recorded at least one assist in each of the Lightning's last four home games.
  • Nikita Kucherov ranks T1st in the league for Points (72) this season.

Minnesota Wild vs Tampa Bay Lightning prediction

The Minnesota Wild are coming off a rough week despite their recent blowout win over the Islanders, and they haven't been good on the road this season. The Tampa Bay Lightning are showing signs of putting things together with 3 straight wins, and they've beaten the Wild in 7 of the last 10 meetings. Of course, the Lightning play their best hockey on their home ice. I have to side with the Lightning and the PL for max betting value in this spot.

Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

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