Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Mar. 19

Oct 24, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Frank Vatrano (77) celebrates the game winning goal during the overtime period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
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We have your Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Minnesota Wild hit the road to face the Anaheim Ducks.

The Minnesota Wild (33-27-8) are set to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (23-42-3) in a Western Conference clash. As the Wild push for a playoff spot, they’ll look to capitalize against the struggling Ducks, who are aiming to snap a 6-game losing streak.

Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds Info

Moneyline: Minnesota Wild -210 (PointsBet) / Anaheim Ducks +185 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Minnesota Wild +120 (BetMGM) / Anaheim Ducks -140 (PointsBet)

Total: 5.5 – -100 (PointsBet) / -120 (PointsBet)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 19

Time: 09:00 PM

Location: Honda Center – Anaheim, CA


Minnesota Wild Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Minnesota Wild have 15 wins and 19 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Minnesota Wild have 22 wins and 13 losses.
  • This season, the Minnesota Wild have hit 36 overs and 32 unders.

Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Anaheim Ducks have 10 wins and 24 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Anaheim Ducks have 20 wins and 40 losses.
  • This season, the Anaheim Ducks have hit 34 overs and 34 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Minnesota Wild and Anaheim Ducks have faced off five times, with the Wild emerging victorious in four of those encounters while the Ducks claimed one win. The games have seen a fairly even distribution of victories between the home and visiting teams, with the visitors taking three wins and the home side winning twice. When it comes to betting statistics, Minnesota has won against the spread in three of the five games, whereas Anaheim has covered the spread twice. The total score has tended to be on the lower side, with the under hitting in four out of the five games, and only one game going over the set over-under line. In terms of goalkeeping, both teams have seen strong performances with save percentages frequently above .900. The Wild have demonstrated a more potent offense overall, outscoring the Ducks across these matchups, and have also shown a tendency to take fewer penalties, suggesting a more disciplined style of play.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on March 14, 2024, and ended with a 2-0 victory for the Minnesota Wild. The game was characterized by a strong defensive effort from both teams, with the Ducks managing to block 14 shots and the Wild 16. However, Minnesota’s offense proved to be more effective, outshooting Anaheim with 31 shots on goal to the Ducks’ 16. Zach Bogosian and Kirill Kaprizov were the goal scorers for the Wild, with the latter’s goal coming early in the second period to solidify the lead. The Wild’s goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury, achieved a shutout, stopping all 16 shots he faced, while the Ducks’ Lukas Dostal posted a .935 save percentage. The Wild also had the edge in faceoffs, winning 54.5% of them. Despite the Ducks’ only power play opportunity, they were unable to capitalize, further highlighting the strength of Minnesota’s defensive play during the game.

Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks Predictions

The Wild, currently 10th in the Western Conference, are coming into the game with a mix of recent results, including a tight loss in their last outing. Minnesota’s offense is spearheaded by left winger Kirill Kaprizov, who leads the team with 35 goals and 76 points, and right winger Mats Zuccarello, who tops the assists chart with 44. The Wild’s performance on the road has been evenly split, and they’ll be looking to tip that balance with a win at the Honda Center.

On the other side, the Ducks have had a season to forget, sitting at the bottom of the Pacific Division. Despite their struggles, right winger Troy Terry and left winger Frank Vatrano have been bright spots, leading the team in points and goals, respectively. Anaheim’s defense has been porous, contributing to their position near the bottom of the league in goals against, which could be exploited by Minnesota’s attackers.

This game will feature a key matchup between the Wild’s offensive leaders and the Ducks’ goaltenders, who will need to step up to give their team a chance. With both teams having their strengths and weaknesses, this matchup could come down to special teams play and goaltending, areas where the Wild have shown more consistency throughout the season.

Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks Pick

Given the current form and historical head-to-head statistics, the Minnesota Wild moneyline bet is the more compelling choice. The Wild have dominated recent matchups against the Ducks, winning four out of the last five encounters. This trend, combined with the Ducks’ ongoing struggles and six-game losing streak, suggests that Minnesota has the upper hand. Additionally, the Wild’s offense, led by Kaprizov and Zuccarello, has been more potent and should challenge the Ducks’ defense, which has been one of the leakiest in the league. The Wild’s disciplined play and strong goaltending from Fleury, who recently posted a shutout against Anaheim, further solidify their position as the favorites in this matchup.

While the Ducks will have the home-ice advantage, their performance at the Honda Center has been less than stellar, with more losses than wins. The Wild’s road record is evenly balanced, indicating their capability to secure victories away from home. Considering the Ducks’ inability to capitalize on power plays and their difficulty in containing Minnesota’s offense, as evidenced in the recent 2-0 loss, the Wild’s moneyline bet offers a more reliable option. The Wild’s consistent special teams play and the Ducks’ lack of offensive firepower make Minnesota the safer bet to come out on top in this Western Conference clash.

The Pick: Minnesota Wild -210 (PointsBet)

Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Picks

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

Anaheim Ducks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Frank Vatrano Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -150 +120 3.7 3.72