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Washington Capitals Visit Minnesota Wild Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

Washington Capitals


Minnesota Wild
Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center

The Minnesota Wild will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Washington Capitals pay a visit to Xcel Energy Center.

Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back visiting Washington Capitals before puck drop in this match found them as 126-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Computer Prediction: Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Wild to win this game 3.8-3.1. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Wild bring a 39-24-7 record to the battle against the 38-23-10 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 26-34-10 so far and the Capitals go 32-38-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Washington injuries news.

This game puts the Minnesota Wild, most recently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Washington Capitals, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

How Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 13-ranked offense (2.84 goals per game) against a Washington Capitals defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.46 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 14.95% rate while the Capitals have a 81.12% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Sabres on March 16. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -300 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at +111 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild Betting Odds Trends

Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Winnipeg, Saturday, March 21st
Minnesota home to St. Louis, Saturday, March 21st