Wild open as moneyline underdog vs Red Wings
Minnesota Wild vs Detroit Red Wings Odds
The Detroit Red Wings will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Minnesota Wild invade Joe Louis Arena on Friday.
Detroit battles the Wild, currently with a 2-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-1 for the Red Wings and 1-2 for the Wild.
Sportsbooks had set the Red Wings as -131 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Red Wings and the No. 30-ranked Wild, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 28-ranked offense (1.7 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 5 at 1.7 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Wild have a 90% rate on the penalty kill.
Minnesota was a 3-1 loser in its last match at home against the Predators. They lost as -145 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.
The Red Wings were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Wild at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota at St. Louis, Sunday, January 27
Detroit at Chicago, Sunday, January 27