Minnesota Wild vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Odds, Picks for NHL Monday [12/18/2023]

Minnesota Wild vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Odds, Picks for NHL Monday [12/18/2023]

The Pittsburgh Penguins will square off with the Minnesota Wild in NHL action at PPG Paints Arena on Monday, beginning at 7:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive betting preview for Monday's Wild vs. Penguins matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Wild vs. Penguins Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used trusted machine learning and statistical analysis to simulate the result of Monday's NHL matchup between the Wild and Penguins 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our leading predictive analytics model currently gives the Penguins a 52% chance of beating the Wild.

According to our model, the Wild (+1.5) have a 69% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6-goal Over/Under has a 52% chance of going under.

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Wild vs. Penguins Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Wild Penguins
Puck Line +1.5 (-225) -1.5 (+200)
Moneyline +105 -120
Total o6 (-115) u6 (-105)
  • The Penguins are -1.5 favorites versus the Wild, with +200 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Wild (+1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -225.
  • DraftKings currently has the best moneyline odds for the Penguins at -120. That means you can risk $120 to win $100 for a total payout of $220 if they get the W.
  • On the other hand, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Wild at +105, where you can bet $100 to profit $105, earning a total payout of $205 if they win.
  • The Over/Under is set at 6 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -115, as well as the best odds for the Under at -105.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check the sports betting sites you can bet with in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Wild vs. Penguins Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have found the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Wild +1.5 -225
Moneyline Wild +105
Total Under 6 -105


While the Penguins are more likely to win the game, according to DimersBOT, taking the Wild moneyline is the best option because of the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges published here at Dimers is pivotal to being a profitable sports bettor in the long run.

Dimers' NHL best bets are based on detailed simulations and wagering intelligence to serve you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Wild vs. Penguins Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Wild vs. Penguins? The latest data is in.

Listed below are the most likely first goal and most likely anytime goal scorers for both the Wild and Penguins this Monday.

And you know what, we provide this information to you for FREE to help you select the best prop picks for Monday's game.

According to DimersBOT, Minnesota's Kirill Kaprizov is most likely to score the first goal in Wild vs. Penguins.

DimersBOT gives Kaprizov a 9.2% chance of scoring the first goal at PPG Paints Arena, while the Wild star is a 39.8% chance of netting an anytime goal.

Scroll down for our full list of first and anytime goal scorer probabilities.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Minnesota Wild

Player First Goal Probability
Kirill Kaprizov 9.2%
Matt Boldy 5.9%
Joel Ek 5.3%
Ryan Hartman 5.0%
Marco Rossi 3.2%

Pittsburgh Penguins

Player First Goal Probability
Jake Guentzel 8.2%
Sidney Crosby 8.1%
Evgeni Malkin 5.5%
Reilly Smith 4.5%
Rickard Rakell 4.2%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Minnesota Wild

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Kirill Kaprizov 39.8%
Matt Boldy 29.7%
Joel Ek 28.9%
Ryan Hartman 25.6%
Marco Rossi 18.0%

Pittsburgh Penguins

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Jake Guentzel 39.3%
Sidney Crosby 38.9%
Evgeni Malkin 27.2%
Reilly Smith 25.5%
Rickard Rakell 21.9%
Don't forget, our model updates often, so keep checking this page for the latest betting analysis ahead of the Wild vs. Penguins on Monday December 18, 2023.

Wild vs. Penguins Game Information

Monday's action between the Penguins and Wild at PPG Paints Arena is scheduled to begin at 7:00PM ET.


Our full coverage of Wild vs. Penguins includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live win probabilities.

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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Monday's Wild vs. Penguins clash, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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