Montreal Canadiens vs. Minnesota Wild Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/21/2023]

Montreal Canadiens vs. Minnesota Wild Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/21/2023]

NHL action continues on Thursday at 8:00PM ET as the Montreal Canadiens take on the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center.'s comprehensive betting preview for Thursday's Canadiens vs. Wild matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

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

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

Our leading predictive analytics model gives the Wild a 62% chance of beating the Canadiens.

According to our model, the Canadiens (+1.5) have a 60% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6-goal Over/Under has a 51% chance of going over.

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Canadiens vs. Wild Odds

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

Bet Type Canadiens Wild
Puck Line +1.5 (-156) -1.5 (+145)
Moneyline +158 -175
Total o6 (-115) u6 (-105)
  • The Wild are listed as -1.5 favorites against the Canadiens, with +145 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Canadiens (+1.5) to cover the puck line, FanDuel Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -156.
  • BetMGM Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Wild at -175, which means you can risk $175 to win $100 for a total payout of $275 if they get the W.
  • On the other hand, FanDuel currently has the best moneyline odds for the Canadiens at +158, where you can bet $100 to profit $158, earning a total payout of $258 if they win.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored 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, check out the sportsbooks you can bet with in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Canadiens vs. Wild 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 +145
Moneyline Wild -175
Total Under 6 -105


Although the Canadiens are more likely to cover the puck line, our best bet of Wild -1.5 is based on the likelihood of that happening, when compared to the top odds available.

Furthermore, despite the Over being more likely to hit on this occasion, Under 6 is our best bet on account of the better odds (-105) that are available from BetMGM.

Our NHL best bets are based on detailed modeling and gambling intelligence to serve you the best possible plays every time.

Canadiens vs. Wild Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Canadiens vs. Wild?

According to our model, Minnesota's Kirill Kaprizov is most likely to score the first goal in Canadiens vs. Wild.

Our projections give Kaprizov a 9.5% chance of scoring the first goal at Xcel Energy Center, while the Wild star is a 46.2% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Montreal Canadiens

Player First Goal Probability
Cole Caufield 6.4%
Nick Suzuki 6.1%
Josh Anderson 4.1%
Sean Monahan 3.9%
Mike Matheson 3.1%

Minnesota Wild

Player First Goal Probability
Kirill Kaprizov 9.5%
Matt Boldy 6.7%
Joel Ek 6.6%
Ryan Hartman 5.4%
Marcus Johansson 3.8%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Montreal Canadiens

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Cole Caufield 31.5%
Nick Suzuki 29.0%
Josh Anderson 22.3%
Sean Monahan 21.9%
Mike Matheson 17.5%

Minnesota Wild

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Kirill Kaprizov 46.2%
Matt Boldy 35.8%
Joel Ek 34.6%
Ryan Hartman 26.9%
Marcus Johansson 20.0%
Remember, our model updates frequently, so check this page for the latest betting analysis before the Canadiens vs. Wild on Thursday December 21, 2023.

Canadiens vs. Wild Game Information

Thursday's game between the Wild and Canadiens at Xcel Energy Center is scheduled to start at 8:00PM ET.


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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 Thursday's Canadiens vs. Wild clash, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial guidelines.

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