Senators vs. Wild Prediction
The Ottawa Senators will likely become Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild’s latest victim when they visit the Xcel Energy Center tonight at 8:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Wild are -1.5 on the puckline (+125) to beat the Senators, who are +1.5 (-145) to at least keep the game close. As for the over/under, the number currently sits at 5 goals for tonight’s game.
Ottawa will start Craig Anderson tonight. He’s allowed at least three goals in each of his last three games and now owns a 2.82 GAA and .915 save percentage in 58 contests this season.
Anderson will be opposed by the red-hot Dubnyk, who stopped 18 of 19 shots in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the Blackhawks. The 29-year-old is now 32-22-6 with a 2.29 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage this season.
The Wild are a perfect 6-0 in their last six games, are 4-0 in their last four home games, and have won 10 of their last 14 games versus a team with a losing record. On the other side, the Senators are just 1-5 in their last six games following a win and have lost five of six when playing on back-to-back nights.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: MINNESOTA WILD -1.5 (+125)