Every single season in the NHL we tend to get a team that comes out of nowhere and gets hot at just the right time. This is usually a team that makes a late run to get into the playoffs, and who then make some sort of noise in the postseason. There are a couple of teams that fit that particular bill this season, with the Minnesota Wild being one of them. They were waged in a tight battle for a Wild Card spot in the Western Conference just a couple of weeks ago, but have now gone on a run that has them on the brink of clinching their postseason spot. A win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night might just do it, but keep in mind that Detroit are another team who are in a playoff race that looks set to go down to the wire. It’s all to play for in this one, so be sure to get your wagers in at the MyBookie.ag pro hockey lines page before the puck drops.
How To Bet the Minnesota Vs Detroit NHL Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Friday, April 1 at 7:30 PM EST
Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit
TV: FSN and FSDE+
Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
NHL Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild (38-28-11) are basically just a win away from clinching at least a Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, and they have put themselves in that position by reeling off 6 straight wins. This run is impressive enough on its own, but it looks even better when you look at some of the teams they have beaten in that stretch, not to mention the fact that they have given up just 8 goals in those 6 games. Only 2 of those victories came one the road, but they were enough to take the Wild to 2 games over .500 away from home. Minnesota may actually clinch on Thursday night, as they have a date with the Ottawa Senators. If that happens, it may swing things in the favor of the Detroit Red Wings. The Wild are averaging 2.7 GPG, and are giving up 2.4 GPG.
Why bet on the Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings (38-28-11) are still very much alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but they are having a tough time keeping pace with the suddenly hot Philadelphia Flyers. The Wings are just 2 points back of Philly, but have gone just 5-5-0 in their last 10 games, making it almost impossible for them to close the gap. While it would not be a surprise to see Detroit in the playoffs, it would have to be considered a pretty decent success, as no-one was really sure what to expect out of a team heading in a new direction this season. They have built a solid foundation on home ice, where they are 20-13-6. The Red Wings are averaging 2.5 GPG, and are giving up 2.7 GPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Like I said earlier, this one may swing in the favor of Detroit if the Wild can clinch on Thursday night. That said, I still think Minnesota are the better of the two teams, and that they will come away with the win.
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