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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
The Wild are not contenders to win the championship at 80/1, 1.2%. They are one of 2 teams with these odds (#25 in the league). While not completely impossible, their chances of winning the championship is under 0.1 percent. In simulations, they win the West 0.4% of the time and are not a good value at 40/1, 2.4%. The Wild are averaging 80.9 points per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 87.5. At +210 the Wild are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 14.2% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #13 in the West.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Their 37-36-9 record last season was very disappointing. Their expected win percentage was 51%. Anyone betting on them to win every game would have lost a lot (-931) based on a 100 unit risk per game. They were not good on puck lines going 35-47 (-2391 loss). More of their games came in under (45) than went over (31). Based on computer simulations they only have a 43% chance to beat the Predators in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is -0.28 (includes playoff games) which ranks #20 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #21. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #14 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #29 in home games.
OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Devan Dubnyk who is projected to be the #30 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|25||Brodin, Jonas||D||6-1||194||07/12/1993||No College|
|6||Donato, Ryan||LW||6-0||192||04/09/1996||No College|
|40||Dubnyk, Devan||G||6-6||224||05/04/1986||No College|
|24||Dumba, Matt||D||6-0||180||07/25/1994||No College|
|14||Eriksson Ek, Joel||C||6-1||210||01/29/1997||No College|
|22||Fiala, Kevin||RW||5-10||193||07/22/1996||No College|
|17||Foligno, Marcus||LW||6-3||224||08/10/1991||No College|
|27||Galchenyuk, Alex||C||6-1||207||02/12/1994||No College|
|18||Greenway, Jordan||RW||6-6||225||02/16/1997||No College|
|38||Hartman, Ryan||RW||6-0||189||09/20/1994||No College|
|77||Hunt, Brad||D||5-9||176||08/24/1988||No College|
|9||Koivu, Mikko||C||6-3||213||03/12/1983||No College|
|19||Kunin, Luke||C||6-0||197||12/04/1997||No College|
|11||Parise, Zach||LW||5-11||195||07/28/1984||No College|
|29||Pateryn, Greg||D||6-3||220||06/20/1990||No College|
|49||Rask, Victor||C||6-2||193||03/01/1993||No College|
|46||Spurgeon, Jared||D||5-9||167||11/29/1989||No College|
|12||Staal, Eric||C||6-4||206||10/29/1984||No College|
|32||Stalock, Alex||G||6-0||200||07/28/1987||No College|
|20||Suter, Ryan||D||6-2||206||01/21/1985||No College|
|36||Zuccarello, Mats||RW||5-8||184||09/01/1987||No College|