Minnesota
Wild
Stadium Xcel Energy Center
0-0-1 Overall | 0-0-1 CENTRAL 4th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Wild12 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Tue  9/17
vs
Stars
L / OT1-2
Wed  9/18
@
Jets
8:00pm
Sat  9/21
vs
Avalanche
6:00pm
Sun  9/22
@
Avalanche
7:00pm
Thu  9/26
@
Stars
8:30pm
Sun  9/29
vs
Jets
2:00pm
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 0.3% of the time and are not a good value at 40/1, 2.4%. The Wild are averaging 82.6 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 18.2% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #12 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 37-36-9 record last season was very disappointing. Their game-by-game odds projected record was 42.2-39.8. Putting a 100 units on them to win every game would have cost you -931 units. 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 42% 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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
48 Anas, Sam C5-816306/01/1993No College
83 Archambault, Olivier LW5-1118102/16/1993No College
30 Baribeau, Dereck G6-622501/22/1999No College
44 Bartkowski, Matt D6-119806/04/1988No College
73 Bauman, Kyle C5-1017204/14/1993No College
80 Beck, Colton LW5-1119006/10/1990No College
47 Belpedio, Louie D5-1119305/14/1996No College
86 Bitten, Will RW5-1017907/10/1998No College
50 Boka, Nicholas D6-121009/08/1997No College
82 Breton, Alex D6-019207/05/1997No College
25 Brodin, Jonas D6-119807/12/1993No College
23 Brown, J.T. RW5-1016607/02/1990No College
52 Dewar, Connor C5-1017706/26/1999No College
6 Donato, Ryan LW6-018104/09/1996No College
40 Dubnyk, Devan G6-622405/04/1986No College
65 Duhaime, Brandon RW6-120005/22/1997No College
24 Dumba, Matt D6-018207/25/1994No College
28 Dumont, Gabriel C5-1019010/06/1990No College
14 Eriksson Ek, Joel C6-120801/29/1997No College
75 Falkovsky, Stepan D6-722412/18/1996No College
22 Fiala, Kevin RW5-1019307/22/1996No College
17 Foligno, Marcus LW6-322808/10/1991No College
18 Greenway, Jordan LW6-622702/16/1997No College
38 Hartman, Ryan RW6-018109/20/1994No College
77 Hunt, Brad D5-918708/24/1988No College
41 Johnson, Luke C5-1117909/19/1994No College
31 Kahkonen, Kaapo G6-222208/16/1996No College
62 Khovanov, Alexander C5-1019804/12/2000No College
9 Koivu, Mikko C6-321903/12/1983No College
19 Kunin, Luke C6-019512/04/1997No College
27 Liambas, Mike LW5-1020302/16/1989No College
54 Lodnia, Ivan RW5-1118308/31/1999No College
26 Mayhew, Gerald RW5-1017512/31/1992No College
85 McLain, Mitch C6-020009/12/1993No College
61 Menell, Brennan D5-1118305/24/1997No 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
37 Rau, Kyle C5-817610/24/1992No College
42 Robson, Mat G6-217603/26/1996No College
71 Sadek, Jack D6-219704/19/1997No College
55 Seeler, Nick D6-219806/03/1993No College
58 Shaw, Mason C5-917911/03/1998No College
45 Sheehy, Tyler C5-1019511/20/1995No College
74 Sokolov, Dmitry RW6-021004/14/1998No College
60 Soucy, Carson D6-520807/27/1994No College
46 Spurgeon, Jared D5-916711/29/1989No College
12 Staal, Eric C6-420710/29/1984No College
21 Stafford, Drew RW6-221510/30/1985No 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
79 Warner, Hunter D6-422209/21/1995No College
36 Zuccarello, Mats RW5-818409/01/1987No College
16 Zucker, Jason RW5-1118301/16/1992No College