Planning on watching today’s Senators 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 ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6 goals, with the Wild being the favored by -1.5 goals against the Senators.

OTTAWA SENATORS 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 Tuesday, April 2nd.

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 Senators (+1.5)

Will the Senators Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

On the season, Ottawa is 33-36-4 and in 7th place in the Atlantic Division. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, the Senators are 23-19, and they have won five straight games.

As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 17-20-4 on the year and 4-0 in their last four games when not favored. In road games, the Senators are 13-20-2, and they have won their last three games away from home.

As the underdog, Ottawa has a puck line record of 24-17 this season. So far, the Senators have 11 wins by just one goal compared to 22 wins by multiple goals. In their last three games, the Senators have gone 3-0 vs. the puck line.

This season, the Senators have a puck line record of 34-39 and an average scoring margin of -0.2 goals per game. On the road, Ottawa’s puck line record is 16-19, and their average scoring margin away from home is at -0.4 goals per game.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Ottawa is 6.7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.5. The Senators come in with an over/under record of 39-31-3.

In their last three road games, Ottawa has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

For their offensive performance, the Senators come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 15th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. This year, the Senators have recorded a 20-23 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-13 record.

Ottawa’s leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk. So far, he has 33 goals which is 19th in the NHL. Tkachuk also comes into the game with 32 assists.

The Wild defense is currently 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Minnesota. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 11th with 5 shutouts.

Goalie Joonas Korpisalo comes into the game having made 43 starts this season. So far, his record is 19-21 and he has a save percentage of 0.893%.

Can Minnesota Pull Off a Home Win?

At home this year, the Wild have gone 19-12-6, and they have been favored in 35 of their 73 games. Overall, Minnesota is in 10th place in the Western Conference with 80 points and a record of 35-28-10. In their last ten games, the Wild have gone 5-5.

Against other Western Conference teams, Minnesota has gone 21-21 this year, and they have gone 8-14 against Central Division opponents. In their last three games, the Wild have gone 1-2, and they are 6th in the Central Division.

Minnesota comes in with a puck line record of 39-34 this season and their average scoring margin sits at -.1 goals per game. The Wild have gone 24-19 vs. the puck line in games that have been decided by multiple goals.

So far, the team has been favored in 35 games and their puck line record as the favorite is 15-20. Minnesota’s average scoring differential at home is at .0 goals per contest, and they have gone 19-18 vs. the puck line in those games.

This season, Minnesota’s games are averaging 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Wild currently have an over/under record of 34-35-4.

The Senators are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.

When looking at their offense, the Wild have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 21st in the league. This season, the Wild are 21-13 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 13-15 record.

Minnesota’s leading goal scorer is Kirill Kaprizov. So far this season, he has 37 goals, placing him 16th in the NHL. Kaprizov also comes into the game with 45 assists.

Defensively, the Wild are currently 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 11th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Filip Gustavsson has started 40 games this season. His current record stands at 19-15, and his save percentage is 0.786%.