Edmonton Oilers host Minnesota Wild in hockey action
Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers Odds
Rexall Place hosts an NHL battle between the Edmonton Oilers and the visiting Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
The Oilers currently sports a record of 6-6-3. The Wild are 7-6-2. Betting totals have seen the Oilers post a 3-10-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wild have gone 4-9-2 against the number.
The Oilers were listed earlier today as -121 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.
This game matches up the No. 25 (Oilers) and the No. 23 (Wild) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 24-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 23.9% rate while the Wild have a 84% rate on the penalty kill.
Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Red Wings on February 17. Bettors who backed the Wild at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.
The Oilers were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Los Angeles are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
A few Wild at Oilers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Edmonton
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Edmonton's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Edmonton's last 15 games at home
Edmonton is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota at Calgary, Saturday, February 23
Edmonton home to Phoenix, Saturday, February 23