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Kings to Win, Cover in NHL Picks vs Wild

It is impossible to have a game between the Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings these days without thinking back to the trade that sent defenseman and Calder Memorial Trophy candidate Brock Faber to Minnesota while veteran winger Kevin Fiala was shipped to the Kings. This is the third straight home game when Los Angeles is listed by the NHL latest lines as the favorite at home against the Wild.

 

Kings to Win, Cover in NHL Picks vs Wild
Kings to Win, Cover in NHL Picks vs Wild

Los Angeles has outscored the Wild 13-3 in winning the first two matchups of the season with both games finishing over the total.

The Kings have won the last three home games against Minnesota after the Wild captured four of the previous five games in Los Angeles.

The NHL betting lines list the Kings at +155 to cover the 1½-goal puck line while the Wild are at -175.

When looking at Stanley Cup odds, the Kings are 13th at +2500 while Minnesota won’t be going to the playoffs for the first time since the 2018-19 season.

 

Wild vs Kings Game Information

  • Game: Wild (38-32-10) vs Kings (37-30-12)
  • Date/Time: Monday, April 15, 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kings vs Wild Live Stream: NHL.com

 

The Kings have won their last eight games as a home favorite, covering in seven of those games. Minnesota has dropped its last four games when listed as the road underdog with a goal differential of -15 in those games.

Los Angeles is priced at -165 to win the game outright while the Wild is +145 in our sportsbook odds.

The Wild and the Kings meet on Monday, April 15, at crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. You can watch the game on ESPN at 9:30 pm ET.

 

Wild vs Kings Odds and Spreads

 

  • Four of the last six games that Minnesota played in Los Angeles went under the total.
  • Los Angeles is 31-21-7 as the favorite this season.
  • Minnesota has a 10-30-5 record as the underdog.
  • Minnesota has covered in 22 of its 40 road games.
  • Four of the last five games for Los Angeles went under the total.
  • Just 13 of the 41 home games for Los Angeles went over the total.
  • Minnesota has seen 22 of 40 road games go over the total.
  • The total went over in four of Minnesota’s last six games.

 

Wild vs Kings ATS Pick: Kings -1½ (+155)

Los Angeles has won its last eight home games and outscored the opponents 37-12 in those games, while each of the last six games for Minnesota have been decided by three goals or more. That is something to consider when looking at the NHL odds tonight.

Minnesota has won nine of its last 12 games against Pacific Division teams but it is hard to see that trend continuing with the Kings still fighting for playoff positioning.

Forwards Frederick Gaudreau and Mats Zuccarello are questionable while forward Marcus Foligno and defenseman Jared Spurgeon are out for Minnesota.

Forward Anze Kopitar is questionable while forwards Carl Grundstrom and Alex Turcotte are out for the Kings.

 

 

Wild vs Kings Over/Under Pick: Over 5½ (-115)

Four of Minnesota’s last five road games went over the total while four of the last five games for Los Angeles in April went under the total. The latter trend is the one to take a look in the NHL over/under predictions. With the total set at 5½, go with this game to finish over the total.

 

 

Wild vs Kings Player Prop Pick: Kings LW Kevin Fiala 1+ Goals (+160)

Fiala has five goals in his last seven games, and in the first two games against his former team this season, Fiala had a goal and three assists. Fiala is a solid option once again when making your player prop bets.

 

Kings vs Wild Prediction

Kings 4, Wild 2

 

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Questions Of The Day

Which team has a better ATS record, the Wild or the Kings?


Minnesota is 40-40 against the spread this season compared to a 37-42 record for the Kings.

What is a good player prop option for the Minnesota Wild on April 15?


High-scoring Minnesota defenseman Brock Faber has been held without a point in two games against Los Angeles this season, but he does have points in three of his last four games so consider the +136 odds for Faber to record a point against the Kings.

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