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Minnesota WildSan Jose Sharks
April 3, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Minnesota Wild vs San Jose Sharks Odds

21-12-2TEAM RECORD18-11-6

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Minnesota duelling San Jose on Wednesday at HP Pavilion.

The Sharks currently sports a record of 18-11-6. The Wild are 21-12-2. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 11-18-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wild have gone 15-16-4 against the number.

View Minnesota vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Sharks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -136 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Sharks and the No. 9-rated Wild in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 18.7% while the Wild defense kills off 82.4% of their penalties.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-1 loser at home against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at +106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, San Jose was a 3-2 winner at home against the Canucks. Bettors on San Jose at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing St. Louis are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Wild at Sharks trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Jose's last 16 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Los Angeles, Thursday, April 4
San Jose home to Calgary, Friday, April 5