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Bet Wild To Upset Kings in Back-to-Back For Both

The Minnesota Wild are solid bets on the NHL Vegas odds as they take on the Los Angeles Kings with both playing without rest. The Wild are 3-8 (3-5-3) when playing on the second game of a back-to-back this season. But the Kings are 1-6 in their last seven games under similar conditions. Still, Minnesota has fared better as an underdog versus the Kings as favorites.

 

Bet Wild To Upset Kings in Back-to-Back For Both
Bet Wild To Upset Kings in Back-to-Back For Both

Wild vs Kings Game Information

  • Game: Wild (34-27-8) vs Kings (35-22-11)
  • Date/Time: March 20, 10 p.m. ET
  • Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
  • Wild vs Kings Live Stream: NHL.com

 

The Wild are listed as +110 underdogs on the NHL odds for March 20. Minnesota is 5-12 (5-11-1) as an underdog this season. But the Kings are not great at home at 7-10 (7-6-4) when hosting conference opponents. It’s hard to place wagers on either so we’ll cautiously side with the dog. The total of 5½ is also tough to crack given the inconsistencies of the visitor.

Wild vs Kings Odds and Spreads

  • The Wild are 5-3 in their last eight games playing in Los Angeles.
  • The Kings are 4-8 in their last 12 games when favored between -110 and -135.
  • Minnesota is 4-1 in its last five games when scoring 3+ goals in the previous game.
  • Los Angeles is 1-4 in its last five games following a victory.
  • The total has gone under in three of Minnesota’s last four road games.
  • The total has gone under in seven of Los Angeles’s last eight games as a favorite.
  • Wild G Marc-Andre Fleury has a 2.62 goals-against average in 16 road games this season.

 

 

Wild vs Kings Moneyline Pick: Wild (+135)

Minnesota turned a corner since replacing Dean Evason with John Hynes behind the bench. It is 28-21 (28-17-4) under his coaching as players such as Matt Boldy (24 goals in 53 games) have been revitalized. In recent games, Minnesota has also beaten Nashville and played Colorado close.

The Kings, on the other hand, have struggled to continue winning against playoff teams in their conference. Their last seven losses have come against teams who are, at least, in the playoff bubble. And Minnesota has played like one under Hynes, which is why it is our NHL pick in this game.

Minnesota has also had success playing in Los Angeles and Marc-Andre Fleury, who starts in goal, is in good form. Since February, he has an 8-2-1 record with a 92.4% save percentage. Bet online on the Wild to pull this off.

 

 

Wild vs Kings Over/Under Pick: Under 5½

The Kings have a top-10 defense at home, allowing 2.57 goals on average from 27.3 shots. Combine this with the Wild’s improved play and Fleury’s presence in net, and our NHL prediction is for the total to go under 5½ goals.

 

 

Wild vs Kings Player Prop Pick: Anze Kopitar Under ½ Points (+102)

Anze Kopitar has been snakebitten for Los Angeles at home. He only has six goals and 20 points in 32 games, which is partly why L.A. has not been so prolific. We’re not overthinking and are betting online he gets shut out in this game.

 

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Wild vs Kings Game Prediction

Predicted Score: Wild 3 Kings 2 (SO)

 

 

Questions of the Day

Which team is more likely to lead the game after the first period?


The Kings are +15 in first periods at home and are more likely to lead after one.

Which team is the better bet to score on the power play?


The Wild have a 23.9% power play as a road team versus the Kings at 18% playing at home.

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