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Oilers open as moneyline underdog vs Wild

Edmonton OilersMinnesota Wild
Oct 13, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild Odds

1-0-0TEAM RECORD1-1-1

The Minnesota Wild will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Edmonton Oilers invade Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.

The Oilers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 1-0 this season, while the Wild are 1-1-1. Edmonton is 0-1 against the total, while Minnesota is 2-1 versus the number.

View Edmonton vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Oilers listed as underdogs of +-165 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Wild and the No. 6-ranked Oilers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 14-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 1 at 1 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 23.1% rate while the Oilers have a 87.5% rate on the penalty kill.

The Oilers were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -131 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Ottawa are 5-5-1
After a loss are 2-8

A few Oilers at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Edmonton's last 17 games
Edmonton is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
Edmonton is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Edmonton
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton

Next up:
Edmonton home to Vancouver, Saturday, October 15
Minnesota home to Detroit, Saturday, October 15

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