Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 4/15/2024

The Minnesota Wild (38-32-10) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (43-26-11) on Monday, April 15th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:30 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win

Minnesota enters this game with an overall record of 38-32-10, which has them in 6th place in the Central Division and 10th place in the Western Conference. On the road, the Wild have gone 18-18-4 this season. Over their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 4-6 and they have gone 2-3 over their last five games. As the underdog this season, the Wild have gone 12-25-5.

So far this season, Minnesota has been favored in 38 of their 80 games and they have gone 26-7-5 in those games. The Wild have won four straight games when they have been the favorite. Against teams from the Western Conference, Minnesota has gone 23-25 this season.

Minnesota comes into the game with a puck line record of 41-39 and their average scoring margin sits at -.2 goals per game. So far, the Wild have played 42 games as the underdog, and their puck line record in those games is 24-18.

When looking at their road puck line record, it is currently at 22-18, and their average scoring differential on the road is -.2 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Wild have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

The Wild are coming off a 6-2 road win over the Sharks. Against the Sharks, the Wild’s offense scored in all three periods. Of Minnesota’s six goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 38 shots on goal and had 12 giveaways.

Minnesota also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Kings have gone 21-11-7 and have won eight straight games. Against teams in the Western Conference, Los Angeles has gone 26-22 and is 7th in the conference standings. Overall, the Kings have gone 43-26-11 this year and are on a two-game winning streak. Over their last ten games, Los Angeles has gone 6-4.

When favored this season, the Kings have gone 31-17-7 and have won two straight games in that role. Against teams from the Pacific Division, Los Angeles has gone 15-11 this year and is in 3rd place in the division. Over their last five games, the Kings have gone 4-1, and they are 2-1 in their last three games.

At home this season, the Kings have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game, and their puck line record is 19-20. Overall, LA’s puck line record is 39-41, including going 22-33 when favored.

So far, the Kings have 29 wins by multiple goals and have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. In their last five home games, the Kings have gone 4-1 against the puck line.

In their recent matchup, the Kings hosted the Ducks and came away with a 3-1 victory. During the first period, the Kings started slow, but they turned things around by scoring two times in the second period and one goal in the third. Los Angeles’ one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 28 shots on goal and two giveaways.

Los Angeles 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.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Wild come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 20th position in the league. The Wild went 23-15 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 14-17.

This season, the Wild have an over/under record of 39-37-4. Throughout the season, they have played 44 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 18th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 9th in the league. So far this year, the Kings are 25-18 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 15-7 in games with fewer shots on goal.

For the season, the over/under record of the Kings’ stands at 30-47-3. They have had 41 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 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Minnesota. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 8th with 6 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Los Angeles defense takes on the Wild ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 5th in shutouts, with 7 shutouts.

Wild vs Kings Trends

  • Across the Wild last five road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Los Angeles has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kings have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Wild have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

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 +138, I’m locking in my bet on the Wild straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Wild winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Wild straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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

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