NHL Game Preview - Panthers underdogs vs Wild at Florida


Minnesota Wild

Florida Panthers
3-3-2 October 19, 2013, 07:00 PM | BB&T Center 2-6-0



NHL wagering interest swings to the Florida vs Minnesota battle on Saturday at BankAtlantic Center as the Panthers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Wild will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-3-2 this season, while the Panthers are 2-6-0. Minnesota is 2-4-2 on the totals; Florida is 5-2-1.

View Minnesota Wild vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Panthers in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 110 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 10-rated Wild taking on the No. 27-rated Panthers in this contest.

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Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -110 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -172 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.25 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 10.34% while the Wild defense kills off 71.88% of their penalties.

A few Wild at Panthers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Florida
Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Florida is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games at home
Florida is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota


Next up:
Minnesota at Nashville, Tuesday, October 22nd
Florida at Chicago, Tuesday, October 22nd
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