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Hockey Matchup - Detroit Red Wings Minnesota Wild Odds Preview

Minnesota WildDetroit Red Wings
March 20, 7:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Minnesota Wild vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

16-10-2TEAM RECORD14-10-5

The visiting Wild hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Joe Louis Arena against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Wild will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 16-10-2 this season, while the Red Wings are 14-10-5. Minnesota is 10-15-3 on the totals; Detroit is 12-14-3.

View Minnesota vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Red Wings in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -131 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Red Wings and the No. 11-rated Wild in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 16-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 15.8% rate while the Wild have a 85.9% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Minnesota at +139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Canucks. They won as +170 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Wild at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to San Jose, Saturday, March 23
Detroit at Anaheim, Friday, March 22