Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 27

Nov 12, 2023; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) in action against the Dallas Stars in the third period at Xcel Energy Center.
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We have your Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Carolina Hurricanes hit the road to face the Minnesota Wild.

The Carolina Hurricanes (34-18-6) are set to face off against the Minnesota Wild (28-24-6) in a clash of Eastern and Western Conference contenders. As the Hurricanes aim to snap a 2-game losing streak, the Wild look to extend their 2-game winning streak in this pivotal matchup.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild Odds Info

Moneyline: Carolina Hurricanes -155 (DraftKings) / Minnesota Wild +130 (DraftKings)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Carolina Hurricanes +160 (Bet365) / Minnesota Wild -190 (BetMGM)

Total: 6.0 – -110 (BetMGM) / -110 (BetMGM)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: Xcel Energy Center – St Paul, MN


Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 15 wins and 13 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 31 wins and 20 losses.
  • This season, the Carolina Hurricanes have hit 26 overs and 32 unders.

Minnesota Wild Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Minnesota Wild have 14 wins and 15 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Minnesota Wild have 11 wins and 19 losses.
  • This season, the Minnesota Wild have hit 32 overs and 26 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Minnesota Wild and Carolina Hurricanes have faced off three times, with the Wild emerging victorious in two of those encounters. The first meeting took place on November 19, 2022, where Minnesota, playing at home, narrowly defeated Carolina with a final score of 2-1. The subsequent matchup on January 19, 2023, saw the Hurricanes claim a more decisive 5-2 victory on their home ice. The most recent game between these two teams occurred on January 21, 2024, with Minnesota once again securing a win with a 5-2 scoreline, this time as the visiting team. In terms of betting statistics, the Wild have covered the spread twice, while the Hurricanes have done so once. The over/under betting has resulted in the over hitting twice and the under once. Key statistics from these games include the Wild’s ability to capitalize on even-strength opportunities, as evidenced by their 5 even-strength goals in the latest game, and the Hurricanes’ strong power play performance in their win, where they scored 2 power play goals. The goaltending has also been a factor, with Minnesota’s Filip Gustavsson posting a save percentage of 0.952 in the most recent game, while Carolina’s Antti Raanta managed a save percentage of 0.824.

The most recent game on January 21, 2024, was a showcase of Minnesota’s offensive capabilities, particularly from star player Kirill Kaprizov, who netted a hat trick to lead his team to a 5-2 victory over the Hurricanes. The Wild demonstrated their strength at even strength, scoring all five of their goals during five-on-five play. Joel Eriksson Ek also made a significant impact with a goal and two assists. Despite the Hurricanes opening the scoring and later tying the game at 2-2, the Wild’s resilience and offensive outburst in the third period ensured their win. The Wild’s penalty kill was perfect on the night, negating all four of Carolina’s power play chances. The game’s final score exceeded the closing over/under line of 6.5, with a total of 7 goals scored, marking it as an ‘over’ result for bettors. Minnesota’s goaltender, Filip Gustavsson, was formidable between the pipes, saving 40 of 42 shots for a 0.952 save percentage, while Carolina’s Antti Raanta faced only 19 shots, saving 14 for a save percentage of 0.824.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild Predictions

The Carolina Hurricanes head into the Xcel Energy Center with a strong season record but facing a slight dip in form, having lost their last two games. The team’s success has been largely driven by the outstanding play of center Sebastian Aho, who leads the team in goals, assists, and points. Carolina’s offense, which has been potent throughout the season, will be put to the test against a Minnesota team that has shown resilience and an ability to capitalize on even-strength opportunities, as evidenced by their recent victories.

On the other side, the Minnesota Wild have been finding their groove, winning their last two games and looking to leverage their home-ice advantage. With Joel Eriksson Ek leading the team in goals and Kirill Kaprizov contributing significantly in points, the Wild’s offensive capabilities are not to be underestimated. However, they will need to be wary of the Hurricanes’ strong defensive play, which ranks among the best in the league. The goaltending matchup will also be crucial, with both teams boasting capable netminders who have the ability to steal a game.

This game presents a key player matchup between the Hurricanes’ Aho and the Wild’s Kaprizov, both of whom are pivotal to their respective teams’ success. The outcome may well hinge on which star can make the most impact, whether it’s Aho’s playmaking and scoring touch or Kaprizov’s dynamic offensive skills. With both teams fighting for playoff positioning, expect a tightly contested game that could come down to special teams play and goaltending.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild Pick

The Carolina Hurricanes are poised to bounce back from their recent skid, and the matchup against the Minnesota Wild presents an ideal opportunity. Despite the Wild’s recent successes, the Hurricanes’ overall season performance and higher win percentage suggest they have the edge. Carolina’s strong defensive play, ranked among the league’s best, coupled with Sebastian Aho’s consistent scoring threat, positions them well to overcome Minnesota’s challenge. Additionally, the Hurricanes’ ability to perform on the road, with a solid record away from home, further supports the confidence in their ability to secure a win at the Xcel Energy Center.

While the Wild have shown they can capitalize on even-strength opportunities, the Hurricanes’ goaltending and penalty kill capabilities are likely to neutralize this threat. The recent head-to-head matchup, where the Wild won with a strong offensive display, is not expected to repeat, as the Hurricanes have since demonstrated their resilience and capacity to adapt. With the stakes high for playoff positioning, Carolina’s urgency and overall superior season statistics make them the smart moneyline bet for this encounter.

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -155 (DraftKings)

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Carolina Hurricanes

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Martin Necas Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -135 +105 3.2 3.20
Brady Skjei Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -190 +145 1.9 1.86

Minnesota Wild

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Kirill Kaprizov Assists 0.5 8/10 +100 -130 1.1 1.03
Kirill Kaprizov Points 0.5 9/10 -220 +170 1.9 1.74
Joel Eriksson Ek Points 0.5 8/10 -175 +135 1.5 1.20
Ryan Hartman Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -175 +135 2.2 2.05
Mats Zuccarello Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -166 +130 2.2 1.96