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Oilers visit Minnesota Wild in NHL clash

Edmonton Oilers

Minnesota Wild
15-29-5 January 16, 2014, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 25-19-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Edmonton duelling Minnesota on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

This season the Wild are 25-19-5 overall while the Oilers are 15-29-5. As for the totals, Minnesota is 14-24-11 on the OU, and Edmonton is 30-18-1.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Wild in this one found them earlier as -200 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wild rated this week at No. 22 and the Oilers sitting at No. 28.

The Oilers were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-0 loser at home against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.41 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.55 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 19.08% while the Oilers defense kills off 79.64% of their penalties.

Next up:
Edmonton at Atlanta, Saturday, January 18th
Minnesota home to Dallas, Saturday, January 18th