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Wild face Los Angeles Kings: NHL odds preview and stats


Minnesota Wild

Los Angeles Kings
22-17-5 January 07, 2014, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center 26-13-4



Hockey bettors look for value at STAPLES Center on Tuesday as host Los Angeles battles the Minnesota Wild in hockey odds action.

The Kings sport a record of 26-13-4 heading into this matchup, while the Wild sit at 22-17-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-20-11 for the Kings and 13-21-10 for the Wild.

View Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

The Wild were listed as 162 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Kings and the No. 25-ranked Wild, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-3 winner at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Minnesota at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-1 winner at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Los Angeles at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 20-ranked offense (2.63 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.57 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 15.17% rate while the Wild have a 79.14% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Minnesota at Winnipeg, Thursday, January 9th
Los Angeles home to Boston, Thursday, January 9th

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