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Pittsburgh Penguins at Minnesota Wild Betting Odds Preview with Pick

The Minnesota Wild battle the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday in NHL betting odds action at Xcel Energy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Minnesota Wild in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 104 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under total was at 6 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-2.7 victory for the Penguins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-3-1 this season, while the Wild are 3-3-2. Pittsburgh is 7-4 on the totals; Minnesota is 6-1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Minnesota Wild) and the No. 12 (Pittsburgh Penguins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 8-ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.73 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 24% rate while the Penguins have a 80.43% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Jets on October 26. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -174 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -128 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, Sunday, October 29th
Minnesota home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, October 31st