Wild open as moneyline underdog vs Ducks
Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks Odds
Minnesota pays a visit to Anaheim on Friday, hoping to shut down the Ducks bats in hockey action at Honda Center.
This season the Ducks are 3-1-1 overall while the Wild are 4-2-1. As for the totals, Anaheim is 2-3 on the OU, and Minnesota is 3-4.
Hockey odds makers opened the Ducks as -126 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Ducks and the No. 16-ranked Wild, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Anaheim's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 20% while the Wild defense kills off 84.6% of their penalties.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-2 winner at home against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Minnesota at +117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -155 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Wild at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Anaheim
Minnesota is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games at home
Anaheim is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Anaheim is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Anaheim is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota at Phoenix, Monday, February 4
Anaheim home to Los Angeles, Saturday, February 2