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Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings: Picks, predictions, odds and player props

The Wednesday Night Hockey nightcap is an important game in the Western Conference with playoff implications on the line. It's critical for the Minnesota Wild to get a win over the Los Angeles Kings.

The Wild are five points back of both the Vegas Golden Knights and the Kings for the final wild card spot.

Let's get into some predictions and picks for tonight's matchup, courtesy of our friends at Daily Faceoff.

Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings prediction

With a win tonight, LA could crush the Wild's playoff hopes.

The Wild are playing some decent hockey. They've won five of their last seven games, one of which came against the Nashville Predators, the hottest team in the NHL. Kirill Kaprizov is on fire in 2024. He has 42 points in 27 games since the turn of the calendar. He's ninth in the NHL in points in 2024. Matt Boldy has two points in his last 19 games.

The Wild are facing some important injuries heading into tonight's game vs the Kings. Jared Spurgeon and Joel Eriksson Ek, two of the best players on Minnesota, will not be in the lineup.

The Kings are playing win one, lose one hockey. They've really fallen off since their incredible start to the season. They play a very defensive, tight checking system that doesn’t lead to many goals being scored for either team on the ice. The total has gone under 5.5 in five of the Kings' last six games.

Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings picks

Over/Under: Under 5.5 (-105)

Money Line: LA Kings (-155)

Player Shots on Goal: Kirill Kaprizov Over 3.5 (-140)

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Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings odds

MIN Wild

+130 ML

LA Kings

-155 ML

Puck Line

LA -1.5 (+165)

Total Goals

O/U 5.5

Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings player props

Anytime Goalscorer

Kirill Kaprizov (MIN)


Matthew Boldy (MIN)


Adrian Kempe (LA)


Kevin Fiala (LA)


Anze Kopitar (LA)


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Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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