Phoenix favored by -136 against Minnesota on Thursday

Minnesota WildPhoenix Coyotes
Feb 28, 9:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena

Minnesota Wild vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds

9-7-2TEAM RECORD9-7-3

The Phoenix Coyotes battle the visiting Minnesota Wild on Thursday in NHL betting action at Jobing.com Arena.

This season the Coyotes are 9-7-3 overall while the Wild are 9-7-2. As for the totals, Phoenix is 10-8-1 on the OU, and Minnesota is 4-12-2.

View Minnesota vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Coyotes as -136 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Coyotes and the No. 24-rated Wild in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 11-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 16.9% rate while the Wild have a 85% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 2-1 winner at home against the Flames. Bettors on Minnesota at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Phoenix at +165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Calgary are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Vancouver are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Wild at Coyotes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 13 games
Minnesota is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Phoenix
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games at home
Phoenix is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Anaheim, Friday, March 1
Phoenix home to Anaheim, Saturday, March 2

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