Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks 1/14/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild meet Friday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center. The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild need a win after losing five of their last seven games.

The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 27.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 22 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 21 assists and Trevor Zegras has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 85.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 72 goals on 866 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 26 goals on 365 shots.

The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan Hartman leads Minnesota with 15 goals, Kirill Kaprizov has 26 assists and Kevin Fiala has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 71 goals on 781 shots faced, and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 23 goals on 272 shots.

The Ducks are 21-46 in their last 67 games as an underdog and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Wild are 35-16 in their last 51 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The under is 10-2-1 in Ducks last 13 overall. The over is 17-8 in Wild last 25 overall. The Ducks are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.

Right when you’re ready to believe in the Anaheim Ducks and see value in them, they lose six of their last eight and get crushed in the underdog role. The Minnesota Wild have had issues as of late as well, but they’ve been ridiculous as a favorite and at home dating back to the end of last season. The Wild have also won 10 of their last 11 tries against the Ducks. Give me the Wild and the reasonable price.

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