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Minnesota Wild vs New York Rangers in NHL odds

New York Rangers

Minnesota Wild
35-27-4 March 13, 2014, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 34-22-9

Minnesota will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the New York Rangers pay a visit to Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild are 34-22-9 so far on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, are 35-27-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 19-30-16 and the Rangers go 26-31-9 on the totals.View New York Rangers vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 100 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Wild at No. 19 and the Rangers at No. 3 heading into this contest.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +140 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Oilers on March 11. Bettors who backed the Oilers at +175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 23-ranked offense (2.48 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 18.63% rate while the Rangers have a 84.02% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York at Winnipeg, Friday, March 14th
Minnesota home to Columbus, Saturday, March 15th