Wild vs. Kraken Prediction: Odds, Puck Line & Insights for April 18

The Minnesota Wild (39-32-10) are the favorites at home against the Seattle Kraken (33-35-13) on Thursday, April 18. The Wild are -175 on the moneyline to win over the Kraken (+145) in the game, which starts at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN.

To prepare for this matchup, here is who we predict to take home the victory in Thursday's hockey action.

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Wild vs. Kraken Game Info

  • When: Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo
  • Where: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Prediction: Who will win the Wild vs. Kraken game?

Computer picks for Wild vs Kraken
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Kraken (+1.5) Under (6) Wild 4 Kraken 2

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Wild Betting Insights (Last 10 Games)

  • Minnesota has a 5-5-0 record against the spread in its last 10 games, going 5-4-1 overall.
  • Four of Minnesota's last 10 contests went over.
  • The Wild and their opponents have combined to score 6.0 goals per game in the past 10 games, the same as the over/under in this matchup.
  • During the past 10 games, the Wild have scored 0.4 fewer goals per game than their season average.

Kraken Betting Insights (Last 10 Games)

  • Seattle has a 5-5-0 line against the spread while finishing 4-6-0 overall over its last 10 contests.
  • Four of Seattle's last 10 contests have hit the over.
  • The Kraken have averaged a total of 5.8 goals over their last 10 games, 0.2 less than this game's total of 6.
  • Over their last 10 games, the Kraken and their opponents are averaging 6.5 goals, 0.6 goals lower than their season-long per-game average.

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Wild Top Performers

  • Kirill Kaprizov ranks first on Minnesota this season with 45 goals, while adding 50 assists to register 95 total points.
  • Filip Gustavsson is 20-17-5 between the pipes this season after allowing 129 goals (3.1 goals against average), making 1153 saves, and amassing an .899 save percentage.
  • Jonas Brodin leads Minnesota with a +23 plus-minus on the season.

Kraken Top Performers

  • Seattle's top performer in terms of points (61) and goals (29) is Jared McCann.
  • Joey Daccord has a record of 18-18-11, with a .916 save percentage (ninth in the league) and a 2.4 goals against average.
  • With a +9 plus-minus rating, Vince Dunn is tops on Seattle.

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Wild Injuries

Mats Zuccarello: Personal (Questionable), Sam Hentges: Undisclosed (Out), Jared Spurgeon: Hip/Back (Out For Season), Marcus Foligno: Undisclosed (Out For Season)

Kraken Injuries

Vince Dunn: Upper Body (Out For Season)

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