Wild on winning streak against Oilers
The Minnesota Wild have won four straight games against the Edmonton Oilers as those two clubs meet once again in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks on Friday night.
Overall the Wild are 8-2 over their past 10 games against the Oilers, including a 5-3 win in Edmonton as a road underdog on the NHL odds in their last meeting on April 16. The OVER/UNDER has gone 4-4-2 for totals bettors in their last 10 meetings.
The Oilers will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 17-22-7 this season, while the Wild are 25-18-3. Edmonton is 13-25-8 against the total, while Minnesota is 19-21-6 versus the number.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Wild and the No. 25-rated Oilers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 22-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 17.8% rate while the Oilers have a 83.5% rate on the penalty kill.
Edmonton lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Blackhawks on April 24. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Wild were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
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 6 of Edmonton's last 8 games
Edmonton is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games when playing Minnesota
Edmonton is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Minnesota is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Edmonton home to Vancouver, Saturday, April 27
Minnesota at Colorado, Saturday, April 27