Anaheim Ducks (9-17-6) at Minnesota Wild (18-10-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -185 / Anaheim Ducks +166 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild meet Monday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 12.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with nine goals, Rickard Rakell has 15 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 68 goals on 639 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 35 goals on 285 shots.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning 12 of their last 17 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 8.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with 11 goals, Jordan Greenway has 15 assists and Kevin Fiala has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 33 goals on 388 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 38 goals on 481 shots.
The Ducks are 24-49 in their last 73 road games and 29-59 in their last 88 overall. The Wild are 8-0 in their last 8 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Ducks last 8 overall. The over is 11-5 in Wild last 16 overall. The Ducks are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks are a team that's still hard to get behind given the lack of offensive punch, and they've provided no value in the underdog role this season. The Minnesota Wild have been one of the better teams over the last month, and they've won three of the four meetings this season against the Ducks, the last three meetings not being all that competitive. The Wild are my only option in this spot, and I'll take the PL for a better price.