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Moneyline favors Oilers in battle with Wild

Minnesota WildEdmonton Oilers
Oct 20, 9:30 PM | Rexall Place

Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers Odds

2-2-2TEAM RECORD2-2-1

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.

View Minnesota vs Edmonton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Oilers and the No. 22-rated Wild in this matchup.

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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

Next up:
Minnesota at Vancouver, Saturday, October 22
Edmonton home to NY Rangers, Saturday, October 22