Minnesota Wild vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Betting Tips and Predictions
The Minnesota Wild (46-21-6) will host the San Jose Sharks (29-33-11) on Sunday at 6:00 PM ET, in a game featuring two teams at different ends of the Western Conference. Wild (-258) versus Sharks (+208) appears lopsided, according to the moneyline odds. Find more below on the Wild vs. Sharks betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Wild vs. Sharks Spread and Betting Line
Wild vs Sharks Betting Information
Wild vs. Sharks Game Info
- Game Day: Sunday, April 17, 2022
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Arena: Xcel Energy Center
Computer Predictions for Wild vs. Sharks
Computer picks for Wild vs Sharks
Wild 4 Sharks 2
Wild vs. Sharks Betting Trends
Through 52 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Minnesota has won 36 times.
In six games with moneyline oddds shorter than -258, the Wild have five wins.
There is a 72.1% chance that Minnesota wins this game, per the moneyline.
Minnesota Wild Leaders
Kirill Kaprizov has been a major player for Minnesota this season, with 91 points in 73 games.
Mats Zuccarello has 22 goals and 50 assists to total 72 points (1.1 per game).
Kevin Fiala has 67 total points for Minnesota, with 28 goals and 39 assists.
Marc-Andre Fleury has a record of 24-22-5. He has conceded 143 goals (2.9 goals against average) and racked up 1453 saves with a .910 save percentage (25th in the league).
Minnesota Wild Season Stats
The Wild create the fifth-most goals in the NHL, averaging 3.6 per game for a total of 266 this season.
The Wild are ranked 15th in NHL action in goals against this season, having allowed 221 total goals (3.0 per game).
The team’s goal differential is seventh-best in the league at +45.
The Wild’s 44 power-play goals this season (ranked 19th in the NHL) have come on 218 power-play chances.
The Wild’s offense has the NHL’s 20th-ranked power-play conversion rate (20.2%).
The Wild’s two shorthanded goals this season rank 29th.
The Wild rank 25th in the league in penalty-kill success rate at 75.1%.
With a 47.1% faceoff win rate, the Wild have the 29th-ranked percentage in the NHL.
The Wild shoot 11.2% as a team, ranked second-best in the league.
The Wild have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 22.5 hits and 13.7 blocked shots per game.
Sharks vs. Wild Betting Trends
The Sharks have been an underdog in 55 games this season, with 17 upset wins (30.9%).
San Jose has six games this season playing as the underdog by +208 or longer, and is 1-5 in those contests.
The Sharks have a 32.5% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).
San Jose Sharks Leaders
Timo Meier is a top offensive contributor for his team with 72 points (1.0 per game). He has totaled 32 goals and 40 assists in 69 games (playing 18:53 per game).
Tomas Hertl has made a big impact for San Jose this season with 61 points, thanks to 28 goals and 33 assists.
Logan Couture has 23 goals and 27 assists for Minnesota.
James Reimer has a .914 save percentage (14th in the league), with 1205 total saves, while giving up 113 goals (2.8 goals against average). He has compiled an 18-16-8 record between the posts for San Jose this season.
San Jose Sharks Season Stats
The Sharks have the league’s 30th-ranked scoring offense (188 total goals, 2.6 per game).
The Sharks have given up 231 total goals (3.2 per game) to rank 19th.
Their -43 goal differential ranks 24th in the league.
The Sharks have scored 37 power-play goals this season, which ranks 22nd in the NHL (on 198 power-play chances).
The Sharks have the league’s 23rd-ranked power-play conversion rate of 18.7%.
The Sharks have recorded three shorthanded goals.
The 85.7% penalty-kill percentage the Sharks have put totgether is the league’s third-best rate.
The Sharks win 50% of their faceoffs. That’s the 16th-ranked rate in the NHL.
The Sharks’ collective 8.8% shooting percentage ranks 28th in the league.
The Sharks have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 24.5 hits and 16.6 blocked shots per game.
Wild and Sharks Injury Report
Wild: Tyson Jost: Day To Day (Lower Body), Jordan Greenway: Day To Day (Upper-body), Jon Merrill: Day To Day (Upper Body), Matt Dumba: Day To Day (Upper Body)
Sharks: Nikolai Knyzhov: Out For Season (Lower-body), Radim Simek: Day To Day (Undisclosed), Kevin Labanc: Out (Shoulder)
We have the Wild as our best bet on the moneyline in this contest, and our pick against the spread is the Wild (-1.5). Our computer model has the scoring going over the total of 6 goals once the game has been played.
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