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Florida PanthersMinnesota Wild
March 29, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild Odds

37-24-15TEAM RECORD31-35-10

The Wild get a visit from the Florida Panthers in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Wild bring a 31-35-10 record to the battle against the 37-24-15 Panthers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 28-33-15 so far and the Panthers go 29-35-12.

View Florida vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as +130 underdogs. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Wild and the No. 22-rated Panthers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.1 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 15.5% while the Panthers defense kills off 79.4% of their penalties.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -184 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Montreal are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Panthers at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Florida is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Florida
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Minnesota is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Florida at Columbus, Friday, March 30
Minnesota home to Los Angeles, Saturday, March 31

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