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Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals Pick and Betting Preview

Minnesota Wild


Washington Capitals
Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Verizon Center

Verizon Center hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Washington Capitals and the visiting Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Minnesota Wild were listed as 127 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Wild to win this game 3.7-3.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Capitals sit at 35-20-10 on the season; in comparison, the Minnesota Wild are currently 34-22-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 29-35-1 OU, and Minnesota is 25-30-8 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Washington Capitals sit at No. 6 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minnesota Wild sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.

How Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 2.97 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.59 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 23.86% while the Wild defense kills off 86.96% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wild were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Blue Jackets. They won as -164 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Minnesota Wild vs Washington Capitals Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Washington
Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Carolina, Friday, March 6th
Washington home to Buffalo, Saturday, March 7th