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Edmonton Oilers host Minnesota Wild in hockey action

Minnesota WildEdmonton Oilers
Dec 22, 9:30 PM | Rexall Place

Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers Odds

20-10-5TEAM RECORD14-16-3

The Edmonton Oilers look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Wild arrive at Rexall Place on Thursday.

The Oilers sit at 14-16-3 on the season; in comparison, the Wild are currently 20-10-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Edmonton is 14-18-1 OU, and Minnesota is 12-16-7 OU.

View Minnesota vs Edmonton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wild were listed as +-125 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Oilers sit at No. 17 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wild sit at a No. 22 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 20.6% rate while the Wild have a 84.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Flames on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at -145 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Oilers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -159 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Calgary are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 0-10
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Wild at Oilers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
Minnesota is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Edmonton is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Edmonton is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Colorado, Monday, December 26
Edmonton at Vancouver, Monday, December 26

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