Minnesota
Wild
Stadium Xcel Energy Center
37-36-9 Overall | 12-10-4 CENTRAL 7th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Wild211237 20.33%
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  10/3
@
Predators
8:00pm
Sat  10/5
@
Avalanche
9:00pm
Thu  10/10
@
Jets
8:00pm
Sat  10/12
vs
Penguins
8:00pm
Mon  10/14
@
Senators
1:00pm
Tue  10/15
@
Maple Leafs
7:00pm
Thu  10/17
@
Canadiens
7:00pm
Sun  10/20
vs
Canadiens
5:00pm
Tue  10/22
vs
Oilers
8:00pm
Thu  10/24
@
Predators
8:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

PLAYOFF FORECAST

They have a 1.2% chance of getting past the first round of the playoffs. They have a 0.3% chance of getting past round 2. If they do manage to beat the odds and advance past round 2, their chances of winning the West is 0.1%.

REGULAR SEASON RECAP

Their 37 regular season wins did not meet expectations. It was -5.2 below what oddsmakers' money line projected. The season went much worse than expected. Home ice was not an advantage, at least not in terms of meeting expectations. They were OK on the road. They went 21-20 on the road and were expected to win 18.8. They won 16 at home and were expected to win 23.4.

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TEAM STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/3/2018 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 STATS AND BETTING RESULT GAMELOG

Below is a betting recap of all 82 regular games. Anyone who backed the Wild in all of their games would have earned a +479 unit profit at a 100 per game risk. Against the puck line, they have lost -2091 units risking 100 units on each pick (35-47 PL). They are down against the puck line at home and on the road.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
26 Aberg, Pontus RW5-1119609/23/1993No College
25 Brodin, Jonas D6-119807/12/1993No College
23 Brown, J.T. RW5-1016607/02/1990No College
40 Dubnyk, Devan G6-622405/04/1986No College
24 Dumba, Matt D6-018207/25/1994No College
14 Eriksson Ek, Joel C6-120801/29/1997No College
21 Fehr, Eric C6-420909/07/1985No College
22 Fiala, Kevin RW5-1019307/22/1996No College
17 Foligno, Marcus LW6-322808/10/1991No College
38 Hartman, Ryan RW6-018109/20/1994No College
77 Hunt, Brad D5-918708/24/1988No College
9 Koivu, Mikko C6-321903/12/1983No College
11 Parise, Zach LW5-1119307/28/1984No College
29 Pateryn, Greg D6-322306/20/1990No College
49 Rask, Victor C6-220003/01/1993No College
42 Robson, Mat G6-217603/26/1996No College
36 Seeler, Nick D6-219806/03/1993No College
46 Spurgeon, Jared D5-916711/29/1989No College
12 Staal, Eric C6-420710/29/1984No College
32 Stalock, Alex G6-019807/28/1987No College
7 Sturm, Nico C6-320705/03/1995No College
20 Suter, Ryan D6-220801/21/1985No College
36 Zuccarello, Mats RW5-818409/01/1987No College
16 Zucker, Jason RW5-1118301/16/1992No College