Betting on today’s Red Wings and Wild game? Catch the action at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, as the Wild hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BSDE. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Wild are favored to win at home vs. the Red Wings.
DETROIT RED WINGS VS MINNESOTA WILD BETTING PICK
The Pick: Minnesota Wild -1.5
This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, December 27th.
WHY BET THE MINNESOTA WILD:
- With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Wild to secure a 4-3 victory.
- Take the Wild on the moneyline
- On the spread, we like Red Wings (+1.5)
Will the Detroit Defense Show Up on the Road?
This season, the Red Wings have put together an overall record of 16-14-4. When playing on the road, Detroit has gone 7-8-1, while their home record stands at 9-6-3. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Eastern Atlantic division and are ranked 11th in the Eastern conference.
Against the puck line, Detroit is 20-14. Their road puck line record so far is 11-5 while sitting 9-9 at home against the puckline. Games involving Detroit have an average of 6.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.4. In terms of their over/under performance, the Red Wings come in with a record of 20-14-0.
Across their last three road contests, Detroit has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-3, while averaging 1 goals per game.
For their offensive performance, the Red Wings come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 3rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. The Detroit offense is ranked 5th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 14th in the NHL.
Detroit will be looking for a good game from Alex DeBrincat who leads the team in scoring with 15 goals, ranking 22nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 17 assists so far.
In terms of defense, the Wild head into the game ranked 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Minnesota. So far, they are 16th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Minnesota, goalie James Reimer has started nine games in this season. His current record is 3-5, and his save percentage stands at 0.45408163265306123%.
Do the Wild Have a Shot at a Home Win?
This season, the Wild currently hold an overall record of 15-13-4. When playing on the road, Minnesota has a 6-9-2 record, while they are 9-4-2 at home. At the moment, they hold the 7th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 10th in the Western conference.
In terms of the puck line, Minnesota posted a 18-14 record. On the road they are 11-6 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is 7-8. For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Minnesota is 6.3. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Wild come in with an over/under record of 16-14-2.
Minnesota has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Wild are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 24th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Wild offense is 22nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the NHL.
Minnesota’s leading scorer is Joel Eriksson Ek. So far, he has 15 goals which is 25th in the NHL. Eriksson Ek also comes into the game with 9 assists.
Defensively, the Wild come into the season ranked 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 30.2 shots per game against Minnesota. For the season, they are ranked 16th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Detroit, goalie Filip Gustavsson has started 20 games in this season. His current record is 9-8, and his save percentage stands at 0.826530612244898%.