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NHL Betting Preview - Edmonton Oilers Underdogs vs Minnesota Wild at Minnesota

The Minnesota Wild will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to Xcel Energy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Minnesota Wild as -135 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.9-1.6 result in favor of the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

17-11-3 Minnesota battles the Oilers, currently with a 13-17-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-13-2 for the Wild and 17-15 for the Oilers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Edmonton injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Minnesota Wild and the No. 6-ranked Edmonton Oilers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 16-ranked offense (2.94 goals per game) against a Edmonton Oilers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.28 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 21.59% rate while the Oilers have a 72.12% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Edmonton was a 4-0 loser at home against the Predators. Bettors on Nashville at +106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Minnesota was a 2-0 winner in its last match at home against the Maple Leafs. They won as favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games
  • Edmonton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton home to San Jose, Monday, December 18th
Minnesota at Chicago, Sunday, December 17th

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