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NHL Betting Preview - Minnesota Wild Underdogs vs San Jose Sharks at San Jose

The San Jose Sharks get a visit from the Minnesota Wild in NHL Betting Odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the San Jose Sharks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -126 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.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.4-1.4 result in favor of the Sharks today. 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 Minnesota Wild will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 23-16-8 this season, while the Sharks are 24-18-3. Minnesota is 14-24-9 on the totals; San Jose is 26-16-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Minnesota injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Jose Sharks rated this week at No. 2 and the Minnesota Wild sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 2.89 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.32 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 22.07% while the Wild defense kills off 79.82% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Kings on January 21. Bettors who backed the Wild at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, San Jose was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on San Jose at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
  • San Jose is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of San Jose's last 25 games
  • San Jose is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Jose's last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Arizona, Monday, January 25th
San Jose home to Los Angeles, Sunday, January 24th