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Minnesota Wild vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Preview

Carolina HurricanesMinnesota Wild
March 17, 2:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild Odds

27-29-15TEAM RECORD29-31-10

The visiting Hurricanes hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Xcel Energy Center against the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota battles the Hurricanes, currently with a 27-29-15 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 27-30-13 for the Wild and 37-30-4 for the Hurricanes.

View Carolina vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wild as -105 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Wild sit at No. 30 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hurricanes sit at a No. 28 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.1 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 26 at 3 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 14.5% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 79% of their penalties.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Blues at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +130 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Stars on March 13. Bettors who backed the Stars at -151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Hurricanes at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games on the road
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Carolina is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Carolina
Minnesota4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Carolina
Minnesota is 4-7-2 SU in its last 13 games ,when playing Carolina

Next up:
Carolina at Winnipeg, Sunday, March 18
Minnesota home to Vancouver, Monday, March 19