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NHL Betting Line Favors the Minnesota Wild over the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday

Tampa Bay Lightning


Minnesota Wild
Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center

The Minnesota Wild get a visit from the Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL Betting Odds action on Saturday.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -150 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.9-2.8 result in favor of the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Tampa Bay Lightning have seen them go 5-2-1 so far this season, while the Wild are at 3-2-0. In totals betting, the Minnesota Wild are 0-5, while the Lightning are 3-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 13-ranked Minnesota Wild and the No. 2-rated Tampa Bay Lightning in this matchup.

How Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 23-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 7 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Lightning have a 85.71% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Jets. They won as -112 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Coyotes on October 23. Bettors who backed the Wild at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-10-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Arizona, Tuesday, October 28th
Minnesota at New York, Monday, October 27th