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Detroit Red Wings

Minnesota Wild
32-24-13 March 22, 2014, 02:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 36-23-11



The Detroit Red Wings will look to grab a road win when they take on the Wild in Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday in hockey odds action.

Minnesota battles the Red Wings, currently with a 32-24-13 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 21-32-17 for the Wild and 29-35-5 for the Red Wings. View Detroit Red Wings vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Wild in this one found them earlier as -147 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Wild and the No. 7-ranked Red Wings, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Penguins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at +130 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -116 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.49 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.81 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 18.35% while the Red Wings defense kills off 83.86% of their penalties.

A few Red Wings at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games on the road
Detroit is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing Detroit


Next up:
Detroit home to Minnesota, Sunday, March 23rd

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