Wild vs. Flames Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/28/2022

by | Apr 27, 2022

A pair of the Western Conference’s best teams face one another on Thursday, April 28 when the third-place Minnesota Wild (51-22-7) host the second-place Calgary Flames (50-20-10). The Flames are small underdogs, at -109, and the Wild are -111. Find more below on the Wild vs. Flames betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Wild vs. Flames Spread and Betting Line

Wild vs Flames Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Wild -111 Flames -109

Wild vs. Flames Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Arena: Xcel Energy Center

Computer Predictions for Wild vs. Flames

Computer picks for Wild vs Flames
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Flames (+1.5) Over (6) Wild 4 Flames 3

Wild vs. Flames Betting Trends

  • Minnesota has won 41 of its 58 games as a favorite this season.
  • The Wild have a record of 41-17 this season in games with their moneyline odds shorter than -111.
  • The moneyline odds imply that Minnesota has a 52.6% chance of winning this contest.
  • Minnesota Wild Leaders

  • A major contributor this season for Minnesota, Kirill Kaprizov has scored 105 points in 79 games (45 goals and 60 assists).
  • Kevin Fiala has 33 goals and 50 assists to total 83 points (1.0 per game).
  • Mats Zuccarello has 24 goals and 55 assists for Minnesota.
  • Marc-Andre Fleury has a record of 27-23-5. He has conceded 158 goals (2.9 goals against average) and racked up 1546 saves with a .907 save percentage (29th in the league).
  • Minnesota Wild Season Stats

  • The Wild score the fifth-most goals in the NHL, averaging 3.7 per game for a total of 298 this season.
  • The Wild rank 18th in total goals against, giving up 3.1 goals per game (246 total) in league play.
  • With a +52 goal differential, they’re ranked eighth-best in the league.
  • The Wild have netted 51 power-play goals on 251 power-play chances this season, ranking 12th in the NHL.
  • The Wild’s offense has the league’s 19th-ranked power-play conversion rate (20.3%).
  • The Wild’s offense has recorded two shorthanded goals this season (29th among all teams).
  • The Wild have the league’s 25th-ranked penalty-kill percentage at 75.8%.
  • With a 47.4% faceoff win percentage, the Wild have the 27th-ranked percentage in the NHL.
  • The Wild connect on 11.4% of their shots, ranking second in the league.
  • The Wild average 22.4 hits and 13.6 blocked shots per game.
  • Flames vs. Wild Betting Trends

  • The Flames have been an underdog in 16 games this season, with eight upset wins (50.0%).
  • Calgary is 8-8 when oddsmakers have listed them as underdogs of -109 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline implies a 52.2% chance to win for the Flames.
  • Calgary Flames Leaders

  • Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau has recorded 74 assists and 39 goals in 80 games, good for 113 points.
  • Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk has racked up 102 total points (1.3 per game), with 41 goals and 61 assists.
  • Elias Lindholm has 41 goals and 40 assists, for a season point total of 81.
  • Jacob Markstrom has a 37-15-8 record this season, with a .922 save percentage (third-best in the league). In 62 games, he has 1595 saves, and has given up 134 goals (2.2 goals against average).
  • Calgary Flames Season Stats

  • The Flames’ 288 total goals (3.6 per game) are the sixth-most in the NHL.
  • The Flames’ 200 total goals given up (2.5 per game) are the third-fewest in the NHL.
  • Their +88 goal differential is second-best in the league.
  • The Flames have recorded 54 power-play goals this season, which are 10th-best in the NHL (on 231 power-play chances).
  • The Flames have a 23.4% power-play conversion rate, the league’s No. 10 percentage.
  • The Flames have scored seven shorthanded goals this season (11th in the league).
  • The Flames’ sixth-best penalty kill rate is 83.6%.
  • The Flames win 51.2% of their faceoffs. That’s the ninth-best figure in the NHL.
  • The Flames are shooting 10.1% (12th in the league).
  • The Flames have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 22.5 hits and 11.7 blocked shots per game.
  • Wild and Flames Injury Report

    Wild: Marcus Foligno: Out (COVID-19), Mats Zuccarello: Day To Day (Lower Body), Jared Spurgeon: Day To Day (Upper Body), Matt Dumba: Out (Upper Body)

    Flames: Sean Monahan: Out For Season (Hip), Tyler Parsons: Out For Season (Undisclosed)

    Betting Tips for Wild vs. Flames

    The Wild on the moneyline (-111) is our best bet after taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will go over the total of 6 goals, with the Flames (+1.5) covering the spread.

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