Wild vs. Kraken Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Sunday, Dec. 10

Dec 5, 2023; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Minnesota Wild right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) controls the puck against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome
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We have your Minnesota Wild vs. Seattle Kraken prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Minnesota Wild hit the road to face the Seattle Kraken.

The Minnesota Wild (9-12-4) are set to clash with the Seattle Kraken (8-13-7) in a Western Conference showdown. As both teams strive to climb out of the bottom half of the standings, this matchup is crucial for gaining momentum in the playoff race.

Minnesota Wild vs. Seattle Kraken Odds Info

Moneyline: Minnesota Wild -126 (FanDuel) / Seattle Kraken +114 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Minnesota Wild +198 (FanDuel) / Seattle Kraken -225 (DraftKings)

Total: 6.0 – -102 (DraftKings) / -118 (DraftKings)

Game Info

Date: Sunday, Dec. 10

Time: 09:00 PM

Location: Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA


Minnesota Wild Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Minnesota Wild have 4 wins and 10 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Minnesota Wild have 7 wins and 6 losses.
  • This season, the Minnesota Wild have hit 15 overs and 10 unders.

Seattle Kraken Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Seattle Kraken have 4 wins and 9 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Seattle Kraken have 5 wins and 15 losses.
  • This season, the Seattle Kraken have hit 15 overs and 13 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Minnesota Wild and the Seattle Kraken have faced off three times, with the Wild emerging victorious in two of those encounters while the Kraken claimed one win. The visiting team has had the upper hand, winning two out of the three games. When it comes to betting statistics, the Wild have covered the spread once, whereas the Kraken have beaten the spread twice. In terms of the over-under totals, bettors have seen the under hit in two of the games, with the over only coming through once. The most recent game between these two teams, played on March 27, 2023, ended with a decisive 5-1 victory for the Wild. In that game, the Wild were the favorites with a closing moneyline of -125 and a closing spread of -1.5, which they successfully covered. The game’s total score exceeded the closing over-under line of 5.5, resulting in an over.

The last matchup on March 27, 2023, showcased the Minnesota Wild’s offensive strength as they dominated the Seattle Kraken with a 5-1 win at home. The Wild’s Matt Boldy was particularly impressive, completing a hat trick with three goals, while Jake Middleton and Ryan Hartman each added a goal to the tally. The Wild’s goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury, had a stellar performance, saving 35 of the 36 shots he faced, which contributed to his impressive save percentage of 0.972 for the game. On the other side, the Kraken’s sole goal came from Jaden Schwartz, with Philipp Grubauer and Martin Jones sharing goaltending duties, facing a total of 20 shots and making 15 saves combined. The Wild’s victory was also reflected in the game statistics, with the team outperforming the Kraken in assists and points, although the Kraken had more shots on goal and a higher number of shifts.

Minnesota Wild vs. Seattle Kraken Predictions

The Minnesota Wild are looking to rebound after a tough stretch, having lost their last two games. The team’s performance under new head coach John Hynes has been a mix of highs and lows, with the Wild showing signs of resilience and competitiveness. Key players like Joel Eriksson Ek and Mats Zuccarello have been consistent contributors, with Zuccarello leading the team in points. The Wild’s offense will need to be sharp against a Kraken team that has struggled defensively but has shown they can be formidable at home.

On the other side, the Seattle Kraken are enduring a seven-game losing streak, which they are desperate to snap. Despite their recent struggles, players like Jared McCann and Vince Dunn have been bright spots, with McCann leading the team in goals and Dunn in assists and points. The Kraken’s ability to convert on scoring opportunities will be critical, especially against a Wild team that has had its own defensive challenges this season.

This game could come down to goaltending and special teams, with both teams looking to improve their standings in these areas. The Wild’s Marc-Andre Fleury has a history of stepping up in crucial games, and his experience could be a deciding factor. Meanwhile, the Kraken’s goaltending situation has been less stable, with injuries forcing them to adapt. As both teams battle for a much-needed win, it will be interesting to see which team can capitalize on their chances and make the necessary defensive stands to secure the victory.

Minnesota Wild vs. Seattle Kraken Pick

The Minnesota Wild have shown a level of resilience and competitiveness that suggests they are capable of bouncing back from their recent losses. With a new head coach at the helm, the team has experienced a mix of results but has demonstrated the ability to win crucial games. The Wild’s top players, such as Joel Eriksson Ek and Mats Zuccarello, have been consistent in their performance, and their offensive contributions will be key in this matchup. Additionally, the Wild’s goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury, has a history of performing well in important games, and his experience could prove to be a significant advantage against the Kraken’s less stable goaltending situation.

While the Seattle Kraken have the home-ice advantage and have shown they can be competitive at Climate Pledge Arena, their seven-game losing streak is hard to overlook. The Kraken’s defensive struggles and the Wild’s need to climb back up the standings make the Minnesota Wild moneyline bet a compelling choice. The historic head-to-head data also favors the Wild, who have won two out of the last three encounters with the Kraken, including a dominant 5-1 victory in their most recent matchup. Given these factors, the Minnesota Wild moneyline bet is the right pick for this game.

The Pick: Minnesota Wild -126 (FanDuel)

Minnesota Wild vs. Seattle Kraken 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
Joel Eriksson Ek Shots On Goal 2.5 9/10 -175 +135 4.0 3.79
Mats Zuccarello Assists 0.5 8/10 -140 +110 0.9 0.89
Mats Zuccarello Points 0.5 8/10 -238 +180 1.1 1.10

Seattle Kraken

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Oliver Bjorkstrand Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -175 +135 4.0 4.05
Yanni Gourde Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -175 +135 2.5 2.40
Matty Beniers Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -150 +120 2.1 2.09