NHL betting line favors Kings over Wild
Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild Odds
The Wild get a visit from the Los Angeles Kings in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 26-14-5 this season, while the Wild are 24-18-3. Los Angeles is 19-16-10 on the totals; Minnesota is 19-20-6.
The visitors opened as 105 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
The Wild - Kings odds would favor the Kings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 4.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 17.9% rate while the Kings have a 83.3% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -200 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-1 loser at home against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at +245 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Calgary are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Kings at Wild trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Los Angeles' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Los Angeles' last 22 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Minnesota's last 22 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Los Angeles at Detroit, Wednesday, April 24
Minnesota home to Edmonton, Friday, April 26