Penguins face Minnesota Wild: NHL odds preview and stats
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Wild in Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday in hockey odds action.
Minnesota battles the Penguins, currently with a 3-2-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Wild and 3-4 for the Penguins.
Bettors looking to side with the Wild in this one will find them as -110 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 1-rated Penguins taking on the No. 22-rated Wild in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 21-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Penguins have a 95.5% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Jets. Bettors on Winnipeg at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Minnesota was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Red Wings. They lost as +140 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Ottawa are 8-2
After playing Winnipeg are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
A few Penguins at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Pittsburgh is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to Montreal, Thursday, October 20
Minnesota at Edmonton, Thursday, October 20