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Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild 11/8/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Minnesota Wild (5-5-1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (7-6-1)
November 8, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -101 / Minnesota Wild -123; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from the Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday night.

The Minnesota Wild will look to rebound from a 4-0 loss to the Seattle Kraken in their last game. Kirill Kaprizov has a team-high 13 points with a team-high 8 goals and 5 assists while Mats Zuccarello has 12 points with 5 goals and a team-high 7 assists. Matt Boldy has 10 points with 6 goals and 4 assists and Joel Eriksson Ek has 9 points with 4 goals and 5 assists. Calen Addison also has 7 assists this season. Marc-Andre Fleury is 5-2-1 with a 3.41 GAA and an .888 save percentage while Filip Gustavsson is 0-3 with a 3.93 GAA and an .878 save percentage this season.

The Los Angeles Kings will hope to build on their 5-4 win over the Florida Panthers in their last game. Gabe Vilardi and Kevin Fiala each have 14 points with Vilardi logging a team-high 9 goals along with 5 assists while Fiala has a team-high 11 assists. Anze Kopitar also has 12 points with 10 assists while Adrian Kempe has 6 goals of his own this season. Jonathan Quick has gone 4-4-1 with a 3.34 GAA and an .890 save percentage while Cal Petersen has a 3-2 record with a 4.30 GAA and an .868 save percentage this season.

Minnesota is 9-2 in their last 11 games against the Pacific division and 2-6 in their last 8 games against the Western Conference while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Los Angeles is 23-8 in their last 31 games against a team with a losing record and 3-7 in their last 10 games against the Western Conference while the over is 6-0-1 in their last 7 games following a win.

I get the case to be made either way, but I’m on the under here. I was initially on the over but after doing some digging, the numbers on both sides in terms of goaltending as of late haven’t been terrible and Minnesota’s done a good job at ratcheting up the defense and not getting themselves into too many high-scoring shootouts. I think this is 3-2 whichever way you have it going, so give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 6.5

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