This is a key game for both teams in the Western Conference as they look to make the playoffs. Gamblers could make a case for either side with their hockey bet in this contest. Hockey betting scheduling information tells us that it is the 2nd of a six-game road trip for Minnesota. It is also a tough back-to-back for the Wild as they were at Calgary last night. It is the last game of a four-game homestand for the Oilers before they head out on the road.
Hockey betting trends are split in this matchup. Minnesota has won six of the last 10 meetings between the two teams as hockey betting results tell us but the Oilers have won four of the last five at Edmonton. The teams have already met three times this season and the Wild have won two of the three. The home team has won every game as hockey betting results indicate. The Wild won 3-2 and 5-1 at home while the Oilers won 3-1 last month in Edmonton.
Minnesota has been a decent road team in hockey betting this season as they are just under .500. Many times the Wild is getting a good price on the hockey betting board on the road. Minnesota is also a very good under team on the road in hockey betting and that makes sense considering the Wild are right near the top of the league in defense. Niklas Bäckström is having an excellent season in goal for the Wild and can win games for Minnesota on a nightly basis.
Edmonton has been nothing special at home this season as they are just barely above .500. The Oilers hockey betting numbers are nothing special as they are below average on offense and on defense. Ales Hemsky leads the team in scoring as hockey bet stats show but he is not considered a sniper.
There is a nice over trend in this hockey betting matchup as 7 of the last 10 have gone over the hockey bet total. At Edmonton, four of the last five games have gone over the hockey bet total.
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