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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild in NHL Odds

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Minnesota and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, with the host Wild trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-1.2 win for the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Wild sport a record of 18-9-6 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Penguins sit at 16-14-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-14-7 for the Wild and 11-17-5 for the Penguins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Wild rated this week at No. 13 and the Pittsburgh Penguins sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 2.76 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.55 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 20.79% while the Penguins defense kills off 82.14% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -136 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canadiens on December 22. Bettors who backed the Wild at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, Sunday, December 27th
Minnesota home to Detroit, Monday, December 28th

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