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

The Edmonton Oilers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Wild in Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday in NHL betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Wild were listed earlier today as -175 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.8-2.6 win for the Wild on Thursday. 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

This season the Minnesota Wild are 31-25-10 overall while the Edmonton Oilers are 26-36-7. As for the totals, Minnesota is 25-28-13 on the OU, and Edmonton is 33-33-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Edmonton injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Minnesota Wild at No. 2 and the Edmonton Oilers at No. 25 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 19-ranked offense (2.64 goals per game) against a Edmonton Oilers defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.96 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 19.05% rate while the Oilers have a 80.58% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Sharks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -121 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-2 loser at home against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at +103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Edmonton's last 10 games
  • Edmonton is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Edmonton

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton home to Arizona, Saturday, March 12th
Minnesota at Montreal, Saturday, March 12th