Anaheim looks ready to start a brand-new winning streak after being defeated by their local rivals, and quite capable to win the seventh consecutive home game. Minnesota can be a difficult opponent when it plays at the Metrodome, but it is one of the least effective traveling teams and struggles defensively.
Match: Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild
Bet: Anaheim Ducks
Odds: Unibet 1.95
The visitors need nothing short of a stellar performance from goalkeeper Niklas Backstrom but the Swedish player is only a shadow of his former self. He can’t be blamed for the high number of goals conceded by Minnesota, as his teammates collapsed frequently when their opponents had more players on the ice. In this series it all comes down to power-play situations, with the Wild being unable to convert their brief opportunities while failing to contain the opponents when they are in superiority.
Everything seems to be going Anaheim’s way right now and Kyle Palmieri is one of the most in-form players for the Ducks. He scored a hat trick against Nashville and he is one of the reasons for why Anaheim ranks among the best scoring teams in 2013. He is red hot and enjoys a consistent support from his fellow forwards, which will make him the public enemy number one for Backstrom and the Wild.
After exercising prudence in the game against the Predators, Anaheim fans and punters should back the Ducks all the way for a regulation time victory. They are not the only one of the best teams when having home ice advantage, but face a reeling opponent and the odds offered by Unibet are terrific.