Red Wings vs. Wild Wednesday Prediction
The NHL will play its final two games before heading to its All-Star Break in St. Louis and the final puck drop on Wednesday night will be in Minnesota at 8:00 p.m. ET. What’s the best play in tonight’s Red Wings and Wild matchup?
025 Detroit Red Wings (+234) at 026 Minnesota Wild (-270); o/u 6
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Xcel Energy Center, St. Louis, MN
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 80% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Wild to win on the money line.
Detroit Red Wings Fantasy Spin
Jimmy Howard will be between the pipes on Wednesday night against Minnesota. Howard was in the starter's crease during the morning skate and will be looking to end his 15-game winless drought. He has gone 0-13-2 since his last win on Oct. 29, while posting a save percentage of .868 during that span. Howard has a 2-18-2 record this year with a 4.11 GAA and .883 save percentage.
Minnesota Wild Fantasy Spin
Devan Dubnyk will be in goal for Wednesday's game against Detroit. Dubnyk has been on the bench for the last three games, as Alex Stalock started three straight matches and won twice prior to Monday's loss against Florida. Dubnyk's last outing came on Jan. 14 when he was burned for seven goals on 29 shots in a 7-3 loss to Pittsburgh. He has a record of 8-12-2 this season with a 3.35 GAA and .892 save percentage in 23 appearances.
The Red Wings have amassed an impressive record against the Wild, posting a 37-17-3 mark over their last 57 meetings with Minnesota.
The home team has hit in six of the previous eight meetings between these two teams.
The under has been a decent play for bettors when these two teams meet in Minnesota, going 6-2-3 in the last 11 games between the Red Wings and Wild at Excel Energy Center. The under is also 7-3-1 in the Wild’s last 11 home games, is 5-1-1 in their last seven games when listed as a favorite and is 6-0-1 in their last seven games after allowing five goals or more in their previous contest. On the other side, the under is 26-12-3 in the Red Wings’ last 41 games played on Wednesday and is 20-8-3 in their last 31 games after they allowed five goals or more in their previous contest.
Wednesday NHL Prediction: Red Wings/Wild UNDER 6