Washington Capitals

Minnesota Wild


MIN Wild Point Spread

Over 6.0 Game Totals

Money Line Pick

The Wild have to be one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now, winning three games in a row and five of their last six. Minnesota trails Nashville by just one point for the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs. There are of course plenty of games remaining, but being that they are on a nice streak, this would be a huge win. Washington on the other hand, are starting to struggle, losing five of their last seven. Luckily the Capitals are still comfortably in the playoff picture, but they still will one one of the top seeds. I do not love the way the Capitals are playing, so I will take a flyer on Minnesota at home.

Over Under Pick

During their three-game winning streak, the Wild are well “going Wild” with their scoring. Scoring 5, 7, and 5 goals respectively in these games, Minnesota is really improving on offense. On the flip side, Washington is starting to allow about 3 goals per game, which has me looking to the over. The over is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings and I look for enough goals to be scored here to push the total over.