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Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild 11/9/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Minnesota Wild (5-6-1) vs. Anaheim Ducks (4-8-1)
November 9, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +138 / Minnesota Wild -166; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Minnesota Wild and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center. The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after splitting their last 6 games.

The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.09 goals per game and are scoring on 26.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 8 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 7 assists and Joel Eriksson Ek has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.64 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 29 goals on 258 shots faced, and Filip Gustavsson has allowed 10 goals on 82 shots.

The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.85 goals per game and are scoring on 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Trevor Zegras leads Anaheim with 7 goals, Troy Terry has 12 assists and Frank Vatrano has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4.62 goals per game and are killing 63.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 41 goals on 362 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 16 goals on 161 shots.

The Wild are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Ducks are 3-11 in their last 14 home games and 14-37 in their last 51 overall. The under is 5-1 in Wild last 6 overall. The over is 5-0 in Ducks last 5 overall. The Wild are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Anaheim and 11-1 in the last 12 meetings. The favorite is 11-1 in the last 12 meetings. The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

The Minnesota Wild are the better team on paper, but the bottom line is they’re off to a rocky start and their defense has been rough to be kind. It doesn’t help the Wild are on the end of a back to back here. The Anaheim Ducks have their issues, but at least they’re at home with the rest advantage. The trends aren’t kind to the Ducks, particularly the head-to-head meetings, but I’ll grab the Ducks in this spot anyway.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Anaheim Ducks +138

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