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Pittsburgh Penguins Home to Wild in NHL Betting Odds Action

Fans betting on NHL look for value at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday as the host Pittsburgh Penguins battle the Minnesota Wild in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Penguins were listed earlier today as -172 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

A 3.2-2.1 result in favor of the Penguins is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Penguins bring a 9-2-2 record to the battle against the 6-4-1 Wild. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 6-3-4 so far and the Wild go 3-7-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Penguins sit at No. 1 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minnesota Wild sit at a No. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Penguins No. 7-ranked offense (3.15 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 1 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 22.73% rate while the Wild have a 93.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wild were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Oilers. They won as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Philadelphia, Saturday, November 12th
Pittsburgh home to Toronto, Saturday, November 12th