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Penguins face Minnesota Wild: NHL odds preview and stats

Pittsburgh PenguinsMinnesota Wild
Oct 18, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild Odds

3-2-2TEAM RECORD2-1-2

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.

View Pittsburgh vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 1-rated Penguins taking on the No. 22-rated Wild in this contest.

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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

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Montreal, Thursday, October 20
Minnesota at Edmonton, Thursday, October 20