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Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild Odds Preview with Prediction

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday as the host Minnesota Wild battle the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Wild were listed earlier today as -185 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 2.8-2.5 result in favor of the Wild today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota will face the 31-27-13 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Wild are 27-30-14 in over under betting so far this season while the Carolina Hurricanes are 24-26-21. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Carolina injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-ranked Minnesota Wild and the No. 17-rated Carolina Hurricanes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.65 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 19.37% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 83.62% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hurricanes were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota was a 7-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Devils. They lost as -148 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Carolina is 2-6-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to Buffalo, Tuesday, March 22nd
Minnesota at Chicago, Sunday, March 20th