Minnesota Wild (3-3-2) vs. New Jersey Devils (4-2-1)
Minnesota Wild vs. New Jersey Devils 10/29/23 – The NHL season is well underway, and as teams start to find their groove, this Sunday promises an exciting showdown between the Minnesota Wild and the New Jersey Devils. With the Wild sitting at a 3-3-2 record and the Devils at 4-2-1, both teams are seeking to solidify their early-season performances. Set at the Prudential Center, this matchup is one that fans and bettors alike shouldn’t miss. For those looking to place their bets, keep an eye out for free pro hockey picks.
The Minnesota Wild, led by their offensive talents, Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello, both boasting 9 points from 8 games, pose a significant threat upfront. Their performance could be key against the Devils’ defense. Joel Eriksson Ek, the center, also brings a notable contribution with his 5 goals. The question remains whether this offensive trident can exploit the gaps in the Devils’ defense.
On the other side, New Jersey Devils have showcased their offensive prowess through players like Jesper Bratt, who has been nothing short of outstanding with 18 points from 7 games, and Tyler Toffoli, with 11 points. Jack Hughes, despite a lower shooting percentage, still manages to be a significant contributor with 8 points. The Devils’ offensive unit will definitely test the Wild’s defensive structure.
Minnesota Wild vs. New Jersey Devils 10/29/23 Game Info
|When:||Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET|
Goaltender Filip Gustavsson vs. Goaltender Vitek Vanecek
Goaltender Filip Gustavsson and Vitek Vanecek represent two goaltending specialists with different strengths and potential areas for improvement who will face off during the Minnesota Wild vs New Jersey Devils matchup in goaltending. Gustavsson has earned experience playing for the Wild this season through five games, recording an impressive total of 169 saves. However, his goals against average of 4.36 is alarming and his save percentage of 0.885 suggests an apparent flaw that has been exploited by opponents. Gustavsson has amassed more than 302 minutes on ice this season, showing his dedication and his team’s trust in him between the pipes. While these challenges present many obstacles for Minnesota in defeating New Jersey’s Devils, Gustavsson will undoubtedly play a pivotal role.
Conversely, Vitek Vanecek of the New Jersey Devils provides more reassuring presence at his post. Winning three out of five games while maintaining an average save percentage of 0.891 and conceding only an average of 3.3 goals per game, Vanecek has been an important component in keeping his Devils afloat this season. His consistent performances for the Devils have been crucial, particularly during periods of defensive weakness. When facing off against Minnesota Wild’s offensive power, his dexterity and quick reflexes will be put through their paces; making this matchup an epic contest. As they prepare to square off against one another, all eyes will certainly be upon these two goaltenders as their performance determines both game’s trajectory as well as possibly its outcome – this will no doubt make for an engaging battle!
NHL Odds/Point Spread: New Jersey Devils -168, Total Odds: 6.5
The betting odds tilt slightly in favor of the New Jersey Devils, with a Moneyline of -168. Given the recent performance and team composition, it’s apparent why bookies might be leaning towards the Devils. However, with a total odds set at 6.5 and leaning towards over at -130, this game might be high-scoring, aligning with both teams’ recent trends.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The recent trends for the Wild suggest a high-scoring pattern. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 games, hinting at their offensive potency. However, their track record against the Devils is noteworthy, with a 5-0 straight-up win rate in their last 5 games, both at home and against New Jersey. But their recent form, with 1-4 SU in the last 5, suggests some inconsistency.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The Devils, too, follow the high-scoring trend, with the total having gone OVER in 7 of their last 7 games. Surprisingly, despite their current form, they’ve found it challenging against the Wild, especially at home with a 0-5 SU record. Their October performance, standing at 10-4 SU, however, is a silver lining.
Minnesota Wild vs. New Jersey Devils 10/29/23 Betting Picks
Considering the stats and recent form, this game promises to be nail-biting. Both teams have their strengths and weak spots. However, given the Wild’s recent dominance over the Devils and considering the latter’s home struggles against Minnesota, the Wild could edge this one.
For handicappers picks and tips, a potential over on the 6.5 total odds seems plausible, given both teams’ propensity for high-scoring games. The Wild, with a Moneyline of +145, also offers value for those looking for an underdog pick.
Free Pick and Prediction: Minnesota Wild 4, New Jersey Devils 3.