Moneyline favors Oilers in battle with Wild
Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers Odds
The Edmonton Oilers look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Wild arrive at Rexall Place on Thursday.
The Oilers sit at 2-2-1 on the season; in comparison, the Wild are currently 2-2-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Edmonton is 1-4 OU, and Minnesota is 3-3 OU.
The visitors opened as +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Oilers and the No. 22-rated Wild in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 17.4% while the Wild defense kills off 80% of their penalties.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Penguins on October 18. Bettors who backed the Penguins at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Edmonton was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-2-1
After a loss are 3-7
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Calgary are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Wild at Oilers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota at Vancouver, Saturday, October 22
Edmonton home to NY Rangers, Saturday, October 22