Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Wednesday, Mar. 20

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.
Image Credit: Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports

We have your Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Minnesota Wild hit the road to face the Los Angeles Kings.

The Minnesota Wild (34-27-8) are set to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (35-22-11) in a crucial matchup at the Crypto.com Arena. With playoff implications on the line, both teams are eager to secure a victory in this Western Conference showdown.

Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings Odds Info

Moneyline: Minnesota Wild +125 (PointsBet) / Los Angeles Kings -141 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Minnesota Wild -200 (FanDuel) / Los Angeles Kings +165 (PointsBet)

Total: 5.5 – +100 (BetMGM) / -120 (BetMGM)

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 20

Time: 09:00 PM

Location: Crypto.com Arena – Los Angeles, CA


Minnesota Wild Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Minnesota Wild have 16 wins and 19 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Minnesota Wild have 11 wins and 22 losses.
  • This season, the Minnesota Wild have hit 36 overs and 33 unders.

Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Los Angeles Kings have 15 wins and 18 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Los Angeles Kings have 25 wins and 21 losses.
  • This season, the Los Angeles Kings have hit 25 overs and 43 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Los Angeles Kings and the Minnesota Wild have faced off four times, with the Kings emerging victorious in three of those encounters. The games have been evenly split in terms of venue advantage, with both the visiting and home teams securing two wins each. When it comes to betting statistics, the Kings have proven to be the better bet, covering the spread in three out of the four games, while the Wild have only managed to cover once. The total score for these games has been equally unpredictable, with the over hitting twice and the under also occurring twice. The most recent game, played on October 19, 2023, ended with a decisive 7-3 victory for the Kings. Throughout these matchups, the Kings have demonstrated a strong offensive presence, outscoring the Wild with a total of 16 goals to 9. The Kings have also been more disciplined, accruing fewer penalty minutes in three out of the four games, and have shown a more robust defense, blocking more shots in two of the encounters.

The most recent game between the two teams on October 19, 2023, showcased the Los Angeles Kings’ offensive dominance with a 7-3 win over the Minnesota Wild. The Kings started the game strong, with Carl Grundstrom scoring the opening goal, and they never looked back, maintaining the lead throughout the game. The Kings’ offense was firing on all cylinders, with multiple players contributing to the score sheet. The Wild, on the other hand, struggled defensively, allowing seven goals on just 27 shots. The Kings’ goaltender, Cam Talbot, had a solid performance, saving 29 out of 32 shots for a save percentage of 0.906. The Wild’s goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury, faced fewer shots but only managed a save percentage of 0.800. The Kings also outperformed the Wild in assists, points, and faceoffs won, further underlining their dominance in this particular game.

Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings Predictions

The Wild are coming into this game with a strong performance streak, looking to extend their success on the road. With a recent shutout victory, their confidence is high, and they’ll be relying on star left winger Kirill Kaprizov, who leads the team with 36 goals and 77 points, to continue his offensive prowess. The Wild’s recent form has seen them climb closer to a playoff spot, and they’ll be keen to maintain their momentum against the Kings.

On the other side, the Kings are holding a solid position in the Pacific Division, thanks in part to the consistent play of left winger Kevin Fiala, who tops their points tally with 60. The Kings have shown they can be a formidable force at home, and with a recent victory over the Blackhawks, they’ll look to leverage their home-ice advantage. However, they’ll need to be wary of the Wild’s recent upswing and find a way to penetrate Minnesota’s defense, which has been bolstered by the goaltending duo of Marc-Andre Fleury and Filip Gustavsson.

This game is not just about the star players, as both teams boast depth that could prove decisive. The Wild’s Mats Zuccarello and the Kings’ Trevor Moore are among the players capable of making an impact. Defensively, both teams will be put to the test, with the Wild’s recent shutout showcasing their potential, while the Kings will look to improve upon their own defensive metrics to stifle Minnesota’s attack. As the teams clash, it will be a battle of wills, with key matchups across the ice likely to determine the outcome of this pivotal game.

Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings Pick

The Minnesota Wild come into this matchup with a strong recent performance, including a shutout victory that showcases their defensive capabilities and goaltending strength. Kirill Kaprizov’s offensive prowess has been a key factor in the Wild’s success, and his ability to find the back of the net could be a difference-maker against the Kings. Despite the Kings’ three victories in the last four head-to-head matchups, the Wild’s current form and the high stakes of playoff positioning make them a compelling pick, especially with the attractive moneyline odds offered for an away victory.

Furthermore, the Wild’s recent trend of covering the spread in three out of their last five games, combined with their strong performance as the underdog this season, suggests they have the resilience and capability to overcome the Kings in Los Angeles. While the Kings have demonstrated offensive strength in past encounters, the Wild’s goaltending duo of Marc-Andre Fleury and Filip Gustavsson is coming off a confidence-boosting shutout, indicating a potential shift in the dynamic of this matchup. Considering these factors, the Minnesota Wild moneyline bet presents a valuable opportunity for bettors looking for an edge in this Western Conference showdown.

The Pick: Minnesota Wild +125 (PointsBet)

Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings Player Prop Picks

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

Minnesota Wild

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Kirill Kaprizov Points 0.5 8/10 -215 +165 1.4 1.2
Marco Rossi Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -145 +114 2.8 2.8