Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 3/20/2024

The Minnesota Wild (34-27-8) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (35-22-11) on Wednesday, March 20th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win

As the 5th place team in the Central Division and 9th in the Western Conference, the Minnesota Wild have a record of 34-27-8 and have earned 76 points through 69 games. On the road, the Wild have gone 16-15-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 6-4 and they have won four of their last five games. As the underdog, the Wild have gone 12-20-4 this season.

On the road this season, the Wild have gone 20-15 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring differential in those games is -.1 goals per contest. So far, Minnesota has 23 wins by multiple goals and 11 by just one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 37-32, including going 5-5 in their last ten games. In their last ten road games, the Wild have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

In their last game, the Wild went up against the Ducks and emerged as winners with a score of 4-0. During the first period, the Wild started slow, but they turned things around by scoring three times in the second period and one goal in the third. Of Minnesota’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 32 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.

Minnesota came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 5.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

With 81 points, the Kings are 7th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division. In the Western Conference, they have gone 19-18, and in the Pacific Division, they have gone 9-8. Over their last ten games, Los Angeles has gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games as the favorite.

At home this season, the Kings have gone 15-11-7, and they have won two straight games at the Staples Center. Overall, Los Angeles has gone 35-22-11 this season, and they have been favored in 46 of their 68 games, going 24-15-7 in those games.

At home, the Kings are 14-19 vs. the puck line this season and 32-36 overall. So far, they have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game.

Los Angeles has been favored in 46 games this season and has a puck line record of 17-29 in those games. In their last ten games at home, the Kings have a puck line record of 6-4.

The Kings recently hosted the Blackhawks and emerged victorious with a 6-2 win. In every single period, the Kings’ offense scored a goal against the Blackhawks. Of Los Angeles’ six goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 24 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

Los Angeles also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 20th in the league. This season, the Wild have a 20-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-15 record.

The Wild’s over/under record this season is 32-33-4. For the season, they have had 37 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.3 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. In terms of the Kings’ offense during power plays, they are 15th in power play goals and 5th in shorthanded goals.

For the season, the over/under record of the Kings’ stands at 24-41-3. They have had 35 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

The Wild defense is currently 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Minnesota. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 9th with 5 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings are currently 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 4th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Wild vs Kings Trends

  • Minnesota has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Across their last three home contests, Los Angeles has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kings have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • The last ten games that Minnesota was favored, they have an puck line mark of 5-5 while going 7-3 straight up.

Wild vs Kings Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Wild to secure a victory over the Kings on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +121, I’m locking in my bet on the Wild straight-up.

Our projections have the Wild pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Wild, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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