Wild vs. Bruins Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/18/23
Boston Bruins (51-11-5) vs. Minnesota Wild (39-21-8)
March 18, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Wild +130 / Boston Bruins -155; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Boston Bruins and the Minnesota Wild meet in NHL action from the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Boston is a -155 road favorite while Minnesota is a +130 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 5.5 goals.
For Boston, Derek Forbort is questionable with a lower body injury while Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno remain out of the lineup. For Minnesota, Marcus Foligno and Jake Middleton are out for this gam while Brandon Duhaime, Kirill Kaprizov, Gustav Nyquist and Jonas Brodin are out indefinitely.
Boston’s 4-3 OT win back on October 22nd, 2022, snapped Minnesota’s two-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.
Boston is 48-15 in their last 63 games overall and 23-9 in their last 32 road games while the under is 11-3-1 in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record. Minnesota is 73-31 in their last 104 home games and 11-3 in their last 14 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Atlantic division.
I’m going to side with the under in this one. These are two of the NHL’s best going at it here, especially from a defensive standpoint as both are two of the top teams in goals allowed per game this season. I think this is going to be a tight, physical, low-scoring game and one that’s the first to 3 wins. Give me the under here.