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Wild open as moneyline underdog vs Devils

Minnesota Wild

New Jersey Devils
36-23-10 March 20, 2014, 07:00 PM | Prudential Center 29-27-13

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between New Jersey and Minnesota on Thursday, with the host Devils trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Wild will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 36-23-10 this season, while the Devils are 29-27-13. Minnesota is 20-32-17 against the total, while New Jersey is 24-31-14 versus the number.View Minnesota Wild vs New Jersey Devils Odds and Stats.

The Wild were listed as 110 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Devils rated this week at No. 5 and the Wild sitting at No. 18.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -110 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 26-ranked offense (2.43 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.43 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 20.77% rate while the Wild have a 80.86% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Wild at Devils trends to consider:
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-7-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing New Jersey
Minnesota is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Jersey's last 10 games
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Detroit, Saturday, March 22nd
New Jersey home to New York, Saturday, March 22nd