Minnesota Wild vs San Jose Sharks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Minnesota Wild vs San Jose Sharks Prediction 4/13/2024

The Minnesota Wild (37-32-10) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (19-51-9) on Saturday, April 13th. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose and televised on NBCS. The Sharks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wild are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Golden Knights. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Minnesota enters this game with a record of 37-32-10 and 84 points. They are 10th in the Western Conference and have gone 22-25 against other Western Conference teams. On the road, the Wild have gone 17-18-4 this season and have lost two straight games.

As the favorite, Minnesota has gone 25-7-5 this season and has won three straight games when favored. Over their last ten games, the Wild have gone just 3-7 and have lost four straight games when they are the underdog.

Minnesota comes into the game with a puck line record of 40-39 this season and they have dropped their last two games vs. the puck line. Their average scoring differential this year is at -.2 goals per game, and they have gone 25-23 in games decided by more than one goal.

So far, the Wild have been favored in 37 games and have gone 16-21 vs. the puck line in those contests. Minnesota’s average scoring differential on the road is -.4 goals per game, and they have gone 21-18 vs. the puck line in away games.

Coming off a 7-2 loss on the road to the Golden Knights, the Wild are hoping to bounce back today. During the first period, the Wild started slow, but they turned things around by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. Of Minnesota’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 27 shots on goal and one giveaways.

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 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The San Jose Sharks Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Sharks have gone 11-24-5, and they have an overall record of 19-51-9. Against teams from the Western Conference, San Jose is 11-36, and in the Pacific Division, they have gone 7-17. In their last ten games, the Sharks have gone 3-7, and they have lost two of their last three games.

For the season, San Jose has been the underdog in all 79 of their games, and they have gone 19-51-9 in those games. In the Western Conference standings, the Sharks are in 16th place, and they are 8th in the Pacific Division.

San Jose enters the game with an overall puck line record of 37-42 and a puck line record of 19-21 at home. So far, the Sharks have 12 wins by one goal and seven wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten home games, the team has gone 5-5 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin for the season is -1.7 goals per game. Currently, the Sharks have a puck line win streak of two games.

The Sharks recently played against the Kraken and secured a win with a score of 3-1. Offensively, the Sharks registered one goal during the first period and two times in the second period. In the game, San Jose managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 23 shots on goal and committed 0 turnovers.

Going into the game, San Jose was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 5.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Wild are averaging 3 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 20th in the league. Looking at how the Wild’s offense is performing during power plays, they are 8th in power play goals and 30th in shorthanded goals.

This season, the over/under record for the Wild’s is 38-37-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 37 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Sharks Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Sharks are scoring an 2.2 goals per game this season, ranking 31st in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 32nd in the league. San Jose’s offense comes into the game ranked 26th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 31st in the NHL.

The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 35-41-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 39 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.2 per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

Defensively, the Wild are currently 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

San Jose Team Defense

Defensively, the Sharks are currently 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 33.9 shots per game against San Jose. They also are 28th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Wild vs Sharks Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Minnesota has an puck line mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last five home games, San Jose has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
  • The last ten games that San Jose was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 6-4 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Minnesota was favored, they have an puck line mark of 6-4 while going 8-2 straight up.

Wild vs Sharks Prediction

If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Wild is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -236, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Sharks to cover. Even if the Wild win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Sharks 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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