San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs San Jose battle on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center as the Wild try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Supporters of the Sharks have seen them go 13-10-6 so far this season, while the Wild are at 17-10-2. In totals betting, the Wild are 11-15-3, while the Sharks are 10-15-4.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Sharks listed earlier today as underdogs of +-131 at most sportsbooks, including . Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Wild and the No. 15-rated Sharks in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 18.6% while the Sharks defense kills off 86.5% of their penalties.
In their last action, San Jose was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Oilers. Bettors on San Jose at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Minnesota won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Red Wings on March 20. Bettors who backed the Wild at +124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Sharks at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games on the road
San Jose is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Minnesota
San Jose is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
San Jose at Anaheim, Monday, March 25
Minnesota at Dallas, Monday, March 25