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Last Updated Apr 03, 2022, 00:44 AM

Minnesota Wild vs. Carolina Hurricanes Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Minnesota Wild (41-20-5) will face the Carolina Hurricanes (45-15-8) at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Hurricanes 3, Wild 1

Best Bet

Hurricanes -152
Under 6 (-114)

MINNESOTA WILD vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES PREDICTIONS

The Wild suffered a 4-3 overtime setback against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, snapping a seven-game win streak. Minnesota still hasn't lost in regulation since March 13 against the Nashville Predators. The team's last setback in regulation against an Eastern Conference team was March 4 in Buffalo. Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to be back between the pipes for Minnesota, his third start since being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks at the NHL trade deadline.

The Hurricanes picked up a 4-0 shutout win behind Frederik Andersen on Thursday night as heavy favorites. The Canes haven't lost in regulation since March 20, a 2-0 setback to the New York Rangers. Carolina picked up a 7-2 win in St. Louis in its most recent game against a Western Conference team, while going 5-0-1 in the past six vs. West. The last loss for Carolina in regulation against a Western Conference team? It was in Minnesota on Feb. 12, falling 3-2 in regulation.

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MINNESOTA WILD vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING ODDS

Wild +140
Hurricanes -152
Wild +1.5 (-169)
Hurricanes -1.5 (+160)
Over 5.5 (-143)
Under 6 (-114)

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MINNESOTA WILD vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
  • Matchup: Central vs. Metropolitan
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Location: Raleigh, N.C.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+, 7:00 p.m. ET

MINNESOTA WILD BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 41-20-5
  • ATS: 31-35
  • O/U: 37-26-3

The Wild suffered a setback in overtime at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins behind backup netminder Casey DeSmith. Now, Minnesota has to hit the road to face All-Star Frederik Andersen and the first-place Carolina Hurricanes.

The Wild are 7-1 in the past eight games overall, while going 14-3 in the past 17 battles against Metropolitan Division teams. The Wild is also 5-2 in the past seven games against Eastern Conference teams, which is great, but they're just 2-5 in the past seven on the road, while going 1-5 in the past six as an underdog.

The UNDER is 6-1-1 in the past eight games overall for the Wild, while going 5-2-1 in the past eight as an underdog. The UNDER is also 3-1-1 in the past five against Eastern Conference teams, too. However, the OVER is 4-1 in the past five on the road.

CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 45-15-8
  • ATS: 33-35
  • O/U: 29-35-4

The Hurricanes picked up the shutout last time out against Montreal. They're on fire at home over the past couple of seasons, winning 37 of the past 52 at PNC Arena in Raleigh. They're also 46-17 in the past 63 as a home favorite, while going 38-15 in the past 53 as a favorite. They're also 26-9 in the past 35 games against Central Division foes.

As far as the totals, the OVER has hit in four of the past five games overall, but the UNDER is 38-18-3 in the past 59 games at home. The UNDER is 19-9-2 in the past 30 against Western Conference clubs.

The Wild have picked up just one win in the past five meetings with the Hurricanes, but that came in the Twin Cities in a makeup game back in February. The Wild have dropped four straight trips to Raleigh, however.

The favorite is 16-5 in the past 21 meetings between the Wild and Hurricanes. (AP)

MINNESOTA WILD vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING CONCLUSION

The Wild have been red-hot lately, winning seven of the past eight games overall. That includes victories over the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights, so there haven't been a lot of cheapies. They're facing another one of the NHL's elite teams on the road in Raleigh, and the Wild beat the Hurricanes in St. Paul already this season back in February.

Carolina have been on fire at home, and it should be able to get revenge against Minnesota in Raleigh in a Saturday night game in one of the loudest houses in the NHL. The Hurricanes have picked up 37 wins in the past 52 games at PNC, while going 46-17 in the past 63 as a home favorite. The Hurricanes will get the win in a low-scoring game in front of the home fans.

MINNESOTA WILD vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING TRENDS

  • Wild are 7-1 in the past eight games overall.
  • Wild are 2-5 in the past seven road games.
  • Wild are 1-5 in the past six as an underdog.
  • Wild are 14-3 in the past 17 vs. Metropolitan Division teams.
  • Wild are 5-2 in the past seven vs. Eastern Conference teams.
  • Hurricanes are 37-15 in the past 52 home games.
  • Hurricanes are 38-15 in the past 53 as a favorite.
  • Hurricanes are 26-9 in the past 35 vs. Central Division teams.
  • UNDER is 6-1-1 in the past eight games overall for the Wild.
  • UNDER is 3-1-1 in the past five vs. Eastern Conference teams for the Wild.
  • UNDER is 5-2-1 in the past eight as an underdog for the Wild.
  • OVER is 4-1 in the past five games overall for the Hurricanes.
  • UNDER is 38-18-3 in the past 59 home games for the Hurricanes.
  • UNDER is 19-9-2 in the past 30 vs. Western Conference for the Hurricanes.
  • The Wild are 1-4 in the past five meetings.
  • The Wild are 0-4 in the past four trips to Carolina.
  • The favorite is 16-5 in the past 21 meetings.
  • The OVER is 7-1 in the past eight meetings.

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