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Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild Betting Preview


Minnesota Wild

Washington Capitals
9-4-3 November 07, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 8-7-0



The Washington Capitals look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Wild arrive at Verizon Center on Thursday.

The Wild will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-4-3 this season, while the Capitals are 8-7-0. Minnesota is 6-8-2 on the totals; Washington is 8-7.

View Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Minnesota before puck drop in this match found them as 114-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Capitals) and the No. 8 (Wild) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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Minnesota won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Flames on November 5. Bettors who backed the Wild at -200 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 6-ranked offense (3.33 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.19 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 27.87% rate while the Wild have a 77.78% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Wild at Capitals trends to consider:
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Minnesota


Next up:
Minnesota at Hartford , Saturday, November 9th
Washington at Winnipeg, Saturday, November 9th

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