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NHL Game Preview - Flyers underdogs vs Wild at Minnesota

Philadelphia Flyers

Minnesota Wild
12-12-2 December 02, 2013, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 15-8-5

The Minnesota Wild look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Flyers arrive at Xcel Energy Center on Monday.

The Flyers will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 12-12-2 this season, while the Wild are 15-8-5. Philadelphia is 7-15-4 on the totals; Minnesota is 8-14-6.

View Philadelphia Flyers vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Wild in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -152 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 15-ranked Wild and the No. 14-rated Flyers in this matchup.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at +110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Avalanche. Bettors on Colorado at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 23-ranked offense (2.43 goals per game) against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.42 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 20.65% rate while the Flyers have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Detroit, Wednesday, December 4th
Minnesota home to Chicago, Thursday, December 5th