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