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The Wild Are A Red-Hot UNDER Play

The Minnesota Wild have been putting smiles on total bettors faces this holiday season, with the team posting an OVER/UNDER record of 1-7-1 in their last nine including five consecutive UNDERS heading into Saturday night. We will see if Minny can keep the trend of low scoring affairs going when they visit the San Jose Sharks Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper (2.80 GAA) is expected to make his second start in as many nights.
  • The OVER is 7-1 in the Sharks' past eight games.
  • The Wild are 1-4 in their last five trips to San Jose.

The Wild’s offense, which has not been especially powerful this season, has struggled recently as they have averaged a mere two goals per game in their last nine outing. Much of those struggles can be attributed to a slumping powerplay, which has scored just one goal in the past 20 opportunities.

San Jose has yet to register a win in the month of December as they have gone 0-5 while being outscored 18-9. With the offense stagnant the Sharks recalled Ryan Carpenter from the AHL, who leads the San Jose Barracudas with 18 points and a +12 rating. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the San Jose Sharks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -140 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

A 3.7-1.5 result in favor of the Wild 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 San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Jose Sharks are 14-13-1 so far on the season. The Minnesota Wild, meanwhile, are 14-7-6. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen San Jose go 16-10-2 and the Wild go 9-12-6 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Wild - Sharks odds would favor the Wild if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Jose is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 13-ranked offense (2.68 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.44 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 18.68% rate while the Wild have a 76.47% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Coyotes. They lost as -143 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Oilers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Oilers at +112 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
  • San Jose is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Jose's last 8 games
  • San Jose is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Vancouver, Tuesday, December 15th
San Jose at Montreal, Tuesday, December 15th