It’s early in the season, but the Minnesota Wild look to be continuing their road dominance from last season with Minny winning 16 of their past 20 games away from home. The Wild will look to remain undefeated on the road this season when they visit the struggling Los Angeles Kings Friday.
- Minnesota’s Zach Parise has five goals in three games this season.
- Dating back to last season, the Kings have lost six of their past seven.
- This is the second time in three seasons the Kings have started 0-3.
Backup goaltender Darcy Kuemper will get the start for the Wild and will look to continue his ridiculous performances at the Staples Center. In two career starts in LA, Kuemper has a 0.99 GAA and a .963 save percentage.
The Kings are expected to send Jonathan Quick to the net despite his recent struggles. The former all-star netminder has allowed 11 goals on 79 shots in his three starts this season for a horrendous .861 save percentage.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -166 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bodog but may move closer to puck drop.
Odds – VSB
score prediction models pick a 2.5-2.4 result in favor of the Wild today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
0-3-0 Los Angeles battles the Wild, currently with a 3-0-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-1-1 for the Kings and 2-0-1 for the Wild. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Minnesota injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds – VSB
show the No. 3-rated Minnesota Wild taking on the No. 10-rated Los Angeles Kings in this contest.
Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Kings No. 29-ranked offense (0.67 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 19 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Wild have a 75% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Wild were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -153 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at +165 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
- Minnesota is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games on the road
- Los Angeles is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Next Betting Matchups
Minnesota at Anaheim, Sunday, October 18th
Los Angeles home to Colorado, Sunday, October 18th