Minnesota Wild vs Florida Panthers NHL Betting prediction

NHL Minnesota Wild vs Florida Panthers Prediction 1/19/2024

The Minnesota Wild (18-21-5) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (27-14-4) on Friday, January 19th. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ESPN+. Both the Wild and Panthers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Minnesota heads into today’s game with an overall record of 18-21-5, putting them in 7th place in the Central Division and 13th in the Western Conference. On the road, the Wild are 7-12-2 this season and have lost two straight games away from home.

Over their last ten games, Minnesota has gone just 2-8 and are 1-4 in their last five contests. As the underdog, the Wild have gone 5-17-3 this season.

On the road, the Wild have gone 11-10 vs. the puck line and 5-5 in their last ten games. So far, Minnesota has a puck line record of 22-22, including going 14-11 as the underdog.

Minnesota’s average scoring differential this year is -.5 goals per game, and they have 15 losses by multiple goals. In their last ten road games, the Wild are just 3-7 vs. the puck line.

Following a 7-3 loss on the road to the Lightning, the Wild are eager to bounce back. Offensively, the Wild registered one goal during the first period and two times in the second period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 33 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Minnesota not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The combined total of 10 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

The Florida Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Panthers have gone 13-7-2 and have been favored in 34 of their 44 games. In the Eastern Conference, Florida is currently in 2nd place, and they have an overall record of 27-14-4.

Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 7-3, but they have lost their last three games and have gone 0-3 in their last three games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Florida has gone 13-6 this season.

Florida comes into the game with a puck line record of 21-23 and an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game. The Panthers have gone 13-21 against the puck line when favored and have dropped four straight games vs. the puck line.

So far this season, the Panthers have 17 wins by multiple goals and 11 losses by more than one goal. In their last ten home games, the team’s puck line record is 3-7, and their overall home puck line mark is 7-14.

Following a 3-2 loss at home to the Red Wings, the Panthers are eager to bounce back. The Panthers couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Red Wings, but they did score two times in the second period. For the game, the Florida offense took 34 shots on goal and scored one time while short handed.

Florida went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Wild come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 17th position in the league. This season, the Wild have a 12-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-13 record.

This season, the Wild have an over/under record of 21-19-4. Throughout the season, they have played 22 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.4 per game.

Panthers Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Panthers are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 16th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 2nd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Panthers offense is 11th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the NHL.

The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 16-27-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 24 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Wild head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Minnesota. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Florida Team Defense

The Panthers defense is currently 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 26.9 shots per game against Florida. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 21st with 2 shutouts.

Wild vs Panthers Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Minnesota has an puck line mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Across the Panthers last three home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Panthers have an puck line record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • Against the spread, the Wild have put together of 2-3 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 4-1 straight up.

Wild vs Panthers Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Panthers. Nevertheless, given the payout of -201, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Wild to cover. Even in the event of a Panthers victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Wild should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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