NHL Matchups  >>  Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings Preview 04/04/2013

The Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at STAPLES Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Kings listed as 178-moneyline favorites versus the Wild, while the game's total is sitting at 5.
The Wild were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Kings were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at +119 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Los Angeles:
Team record: 20-13-3 SU, ATS

The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Minnesota
is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games at home

When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Minnesota:
Team record: 21-13-2 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Los Angeles

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing San Jose are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3


NEXT UP:
Minnesota at Columbus, Sunday, April 7
Los Angeles home to Edmonton, Saturday, April 6