Wild at Yotes
We could not have more of a mismatch in the game between the Wild and the Yotes. The Wild currently sit second in the Central while the Yotes sit second to last. The Wild have won 5 of their last 6 away games while the Yotes have won only 3 of their last 6 home games. The Wild are more than likely making the playoffs while the Yotes don’t have a shot at them. With all that being said the Wild lead the season series against the Yotes 2-1, but the Coyotes have been keeping games close as of late. The Yotes have won 2 of their last 4, but in their two losses they’ve only been defeated by one goal. While it’s obvious that the Yotes are shitty still and the Wild should make easy work of the Yotes, let’s not forget what can happen when a team goes into a game too confident.
It is no secret how well Filip Gustavsson has been playing for the Minnesota Wild this season. He is 17-8-4 with a 1.91 GAA and a 0.935 save percentage. 1.91 GAA is fucking nuts for a goalie that has played in that many games so nobody can call that a fluke. He’s been outstanding just like the Wild have been outstanding as a team. They have won 8 out of their last 10 games and have only allowed an average of 1.1 goals per game in that stretch. The defense is playing absolutely lights out just like their goalkeeper. On the other side, even though they’ve been scoring more recently, the Yotes have averaged 3.1 gpg in their last 10 but I don’t think they hit that mark tonight.
As I sit here writing I could just give you the pick that I consider easy in Wild ML. But they are -210 favorites, and even though it could be a good parley piece because it seems so easy, those odds aren’t good enough for a straight. In the last 5 matchups between these two teams the over has hit three times. The under has hit in the last two. So, let’s just follow the trend on this one.
Hammer: Wild/Yotes: u5.5 -105 (Could move to u6 for -145)
Sprinkle: Yotes +1.5 -150