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Minnesota Wild home to Predators in hockey betting action

Nashville Predators

Minnesota Wild
25-23-9 February 06, 2014, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 30-21-7

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Nashville duelling Minnesota on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

The Predators will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 25-23-9 this season, while the Wild are 30-21-7. Nashville is 24-23-10 against the total, while Minnesota is 17-28-13 versus the number.

View Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Wild as -157 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Wild and the No. 19-ranked Predators, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Nashville was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Blues. They lost as +189 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Wild were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 24-ranked offense (2.45 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 22 at 3.02 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 18.23% rate while the Predators have a 79.77% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Nashville home to Anaheim, Saturday, February 8th
Minnesota at Edmonton, Thursday, February 27th