Moneyline favors Kings in battle with Wild
Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings Odds
The Los Angeles Kings look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Wild arrive at STAPLES Center on Thursday.
This season the Kings are 20-13-3 overall while the Wild are 21-13-2. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 16-13-7 on the OU, and Minnesota is 16-16-4.
Bettors looking to side with the Kings in this one found them earlier as -178 favorites 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.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 5 and the Wild at No. 9 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 9-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 19% rate while the Wild have a 81.4% rate on the penalty kill.
The Wild were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Kings were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at +119 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing San Jose are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Wild at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Los Angeles is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 6 games at home
Minnesota at Columbus, Sunday, April 7
Los Angeles home to Edmonton, Saturday, April 6