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Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals in NHL odds


Washington Capitals

Minnesota Wild
20-15-6 January 04, 2014, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 21-17-5



Hockey bettors look for value at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday as host Minnesota battles the Washington Capitals in hockey odds action.

The Capitals will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 20-15-6 this season, while the Wild are 21-17-5. Washington is 19-22 on the totals; Minnesota is 12-21-10.

View Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -142 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

This game matches up the No. 27 (Wild) and the No. 12 (Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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In their last action, Washington was a 4-3 loser at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-1 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Minnesota at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 26-ranked offense (2.35 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 18.38% rate while the Capitals have a 81.88% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Washington at Tampa Bay, Thursday, January 9th
Minnesota at Los Angeles, Tuesday, January 7th

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