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Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild 12/7/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Minnesota Wild (13-9-2) vs. Calgary Flames (12-10-3)
December 7, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Calgary Flames -157 / Minnesota Wild +130; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Minnesota Wild and the Calgary Flames in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday night.

The Minnesota Wild will look to build on their current four-game win streak after a 6-5 shootout win over Dallas last time out. Kirill Kaprizov has a team-high 32 points with a team-high 16 goals and 16 assists while Mats Zuccarello has 24 points with 8 goals and 16 assists. Matt Boldy has 18 points with 9 goals and 9 assists and Joel Eriksson Ek has 22 points with 9 goals and 13 assists. Calen Addison also has 12 assists this season. Marc-Andre Fleury is 9-5-1 with a 3.04 GAA and an .895 save percentage while Filip Gustavsson is 4-4-1 with a 2.75 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season.

The Calgary Flames will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 3-2 win over Arizona last time out. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in scoring with 19 points including 9 goals and 10 assists while Tyler Toffoli has 18 points with 8 goals and 10 assists and Rasmus Andersson has 17 points with a team-high 14 assists. Nazem Kadri also has 19 points split between 9 goals and 10 assists this season. Jacob Markstrom’s gone 8-6-2 with a 2.97 GAA and an .889 save percentage while Dan Vladar is 4-4-1 with a 2.54 GAA and a .914 save percentage between the pipes for Calgary this season.

Minnesota is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Western Conference while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win. Calgary is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 9-1 in their last 10 Wednesday games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.

I get the case to be made either way in this one, but I’m going to side with the Wild here. I still don’t trust the Flames as far as I can throw them, and while Minnesota has had their issues at times this season, they’ve won 6 of 7 coming into this game and I think they add to those numbers here at a nice plus money price. Give me Minnesota here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Minnesota +130

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