Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks 12/3/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Anaheim Ducks (6-16-2) vs. Minnesota Wild (11-9-2)
December 3, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Wild -290 / Anaheim Ducks +240; Over/Under: +3.5
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The Anaheim Ducks and the Minnesota Wild meet in NHL action from the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Anaheim Ducks will be out to snap a four-game losing skid after a 5-0 loss to the Dallas Stars last time out. Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 24 points including a team-high 10 goals and a team-high 14 assists while Trevor Zegras has 20 points with 8 goals. John Gibson has gone 4-12-2 with a 3.99 GAA and an .894 save percentage while Anthony Stolarz is 2-4 with a 3.92 GAA and an .892 save percentage this season.

The Minnesota Wild will try to build on back-to-back wins after a 5-3 win over Edmonton in their last game. Kirill Kaprizov has a team-high 30 points with a team-high 14 goals and 16 assists while Mats Zuccarello has 22 points with 8 goals and 14 assists. Matt Boldy has 17 points with 9 goals and 8 assists and Joel Eriksson Ek has 19 points with 7 goals and 12 assists. Calen Addison also has 9 assists this season. Marc-Andre Fleury is 8-5-1 with a 2.92 GAA and an .898 save percentage while Filip Gustavsson is 3-4-1 with a 2.62 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

Anaheim is 15-39 in their last 54 road games and 12-41 in their last 53 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Minnesota is 12-4 in their last 16 games against the Pacific division and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.

I get the case to be made for a decent amount of plus money, but the Ducks have done little to suggest that the plus money would hold any sort of value. Minnesota is just the far better team in this position and I think they put the hammer down on the Ducks at home in this one. Give me the Wild -1.5 here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Minnesota -1.5

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