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Hockey odds preview - Edmonton vs. Minnesota

Edmonton OilersMinnesota Wild
Dec 29, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild Odds

15-17-3TEAM RECORD20-12-6

NHL wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Edmonton battle on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center as the Wild try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Minnesota will face the 15-17-3 Oilers. In totals betting, the Wild are 13-17-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Oilers are 15-18-2 favoring the OVER.

View Edmonton vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wild as -135 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Wild, most recently No. 24 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Oilers, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 28-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 15.4% rate while the Oilers have a 84.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Edmonton was a 5-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Canucks. They lost as +210 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Predators on December 28. Bettors who backed the Predators at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 0-10
After playing Vancouver are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Oilers at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Edmonton is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
Edmonton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Minnesota is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Edmonton

Next up:
Edmonton at NY Islanders, Saturday, December 31
Minnesota home to Phoenix, Saturday, December 31

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