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NHL Game Preview - Devils underdogs vs Wild at Minnesota

New Jersey Devils

Minnesota Wild
3-6-4 November 03, 2013, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 7-4-3

Minnesota will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the New Jersey Devils pay a visit to Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota will face the 3-6-4 Devils. In totals betting, the Wild are 5-7-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Devils are 4-7-2 favoring the OVER.

View New Jersey Devils vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Devils listed earlier today as underdogs of 153 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Wild) and the No. 20 (Devils) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at +135 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Wild were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.43 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.92 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 24.07% while the Devils defense kills off 84.21% of their penalties.

Next up:
New Jersey at Philadelphia, Thursday, November 7th
Minnesota at Calgary, Tuesday, November 5th