Panthers vs Wild Hockey Game Preview


Florida Panthers

Minnesota Wild
4-11-4 November 15, 2013, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 11-4-4



The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Minnesota and Florida on Friday, with the host Wild trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Minnesota will face the 4-11-4 Panthers. In totals betting, the Wild are 6-10-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Panthers are 8-9-2 favoring the OVER.

View Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Panthers listed earlier today as underdogs of 186 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wild rated this week at No. 5 and the Panthers sitting at No. 29.

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In their last action, Florida was a 3-2 winner at home against the Ducks. Bettors on Florida at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 2-1 winner at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Minnesota at -149 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 18-ranked offense (2.63 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.47 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 22.22% rate while the Panthers have a 78.95% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Florida at Colorado, Saturday, November 16th
Minnesota home to Atlanta, Sunday, November 17th