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Minnesota Wild Visit Washington Capitals Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

The Washington Capitals look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Minnesota Wild arrive at Capitol One Arena on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Washington Capitals in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -135 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 computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.7-1.8 victory for the Wild. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Capitals sport a record of 10-9-1 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Wild sit at 9-7-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-9 for the Capitals and 9-7-2 for the Wild. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Washington Capitals sit at No. 29 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minnesota Wild sit at a No. 11 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 20-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.67 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Wild have a 85.71% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wild were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -137 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Avalanche on November 16. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to New Jersey, Monday, November 20th
Washington home to Calgary, Monday, November 20th