NHL Game Preview - Oilers underdogs vs Wild at Minnesota


Edmonton Oilers

Minnesota Wild
22-35-8 March 11, 2014, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 34-22-8



The Wild get a visit from the Edmonton Oilers in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Minnesota will face the 22-35-8 Oilers. In totals betting, the Wild are 18-30-16 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Oilers are 34-29-2 favoring the OVER.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Wild as -191 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Wild and the No. 26-rated Oilers in this matchup.

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Edmonton lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Kings on March 9. Bettors who backed the Kings at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blues on March 9. Bettors who backed the Blues at -124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.47 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.26 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 18.5% while the Oilers defense kills off 81.94% of their penalties.

Next up:
Edmonton at St. Louis, Thursday, March 13th
Minnesota home to New York, Thursday, March 13th
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