Minnesota Wild host Edmonton Oilers in hockey action
Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Edmonton duelling Minnesota on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild currently sports a record of 10-8-2. The Oilers are 8-8-4. Betting totals have seen the Wild post a 5-12-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 5-12-3 against the number.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Oilers listed earlier today as underdogs of +-142 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 25-rated Oilers taking on the No. 24-rated Wild in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 28-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 13.7% rate while the Oilers have a 86.5% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Blues on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -155 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Wild were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing St. Louis are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Anaheim are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Oilers at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Edmonton's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Edmonton's last 24 games
Edmonton is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Minnesota is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Minnesota is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Edmonton at Columbus, Tuesday, March 5
Minnesota at Chicago, Tuesday, March 5