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Moneyline favors Kings in battle with Wild

Minnesota WildLos Angeles Kings
April 4, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

21-13-2TEAM RECORD20-13-3

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.

View Minnesota vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 5 and the Wild at No. 9 heading into this contest.

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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

Next up:
Minnesota at Columbus, Sunday, April 7
Los Angeles home to Edmonton, Saturday, April 6