Ottawa Senators vs Minnesota Wild Prediction NHL Picks 4/2/24

Minnesota Wild (35-28-10) vs Ottawa Senators (33-36-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -149 / Ottawa Senators +120 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ottawa Senators and Minnesota Wild meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Senators vs Wild prediction.

Ottawa Senators Betting Preview

The Ottawa Senators recently beat the Sabres, Blackhawks, and Jets. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.19 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 33 goals, Tim Stutzle has 51 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.47 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 76 goals on 681 shots faced, and Joonas Korpisalo has given up 148 goals on 1,357 shots.

Minnesota Wild Betting Preview

The Minnesota Wild recently lost to the Blues and Golden Knights while beating the Sharks. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.03 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 37 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 45 assists and Joel Eriksson Ek has 238 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.15 goals per game and are killing 74.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Filip Gustavsson has allowed 119 goals on 1,192 shots faced, and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 95 goals on 943 shots.

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Kirill Kaprizov has scored at least one goal in seven of the Wild's last nine games as favorites.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one assist in nine of his last 10 appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mats Zuccarello has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight appearances against the Senators.
  • Brock Faber ranks 1st amongst rookies for average time on ice (25:03) this season.

Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Drake Batherson has scored a goal in three of the Senators' last four games as underdogs.
  • Tim Stuetzle has recorded an assist in each of the Senators' last four games as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • Brady Tkachuk has recorded at least one point in each of the Senators' last seven games as underdogs.
  • Ridly Greig ranks T1st amongst rookies for Plus/Minus (+13) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Wild rank 29th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (74.79%).
  • The Minnesota Wild rank 31st in the league for power play goals against this season (60).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 30th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (73.61%).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 28th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.47).

Senators vs Wild prediction

The Senators and the plus money is intriguing when you consider they're riding a 5-game winning streak. However, the Senators have had issues stringing wins together all year, so it's tough to believe in them now. The Senators also have nothing to play for at this stage. While unlikely, the Wild are still in playoff contention, and 19 of their 35 wins this season have come at home. While the offense has been in a funk these last couple of weeks, these are games the Wild need to win if they're going to avoid being eliminated from the playoff conversation. The Wild have won 8 of the last 10 games against the Senators. Give me the Wild and the reasonable price. 

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Wild -149

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