The State of Minnesota has always been known as a hockey hot bed in the US, but when the North Stars moved to Dallas in the mid-1990′s, “the State of Hockey” was left without a NHL team. Enter the Minnesota Wild, a franchise that started playing NHL hockey in the 2000-01 season and renewed interest in hockey throughout the state. Sportsbooks weren’t far behind to capitalize on the renewed interest as Minnesota Wild betting lines were offered right from the start and continue to receive plenty of attention each year in the NHL.
Minnesota Wild Betting Lines Today
Finding Minnesota Wild betting lines today is easy. They are offered at virtually every sportsbook around, but you can always check this site out to see the moneyline prices for Minnesota’s next scheduled game.
Minnesota Wild Schedule And Games Result
Handicapping certain scheduling spots like back-to-back games and/or first game back at home after a long road trip is a tool every NHL bettor employs. To see if the Wild fit any of those scenarios in the near future, check out the Minnesota Wild schedule and results chart below.
Minnesota Wild Standings Conference
Playing in the Western Conference is a grind for all the teams involved and the Wild are no different. Keeping tabs on the Minnesota Wild standings in the conference can only aid in your handicapping process.
|1||Tampa Bay Lightning||128||82||49||16||325||222|
|5||New York Islanders||103||82||37||27||228||196|
|6||San Jose Sharks||101||82||38||27||289||261|
|7||Toronto Maple Leafs||100||82||40||28||286||251|
|12||St. Louis Blues||99||82||36||28||247||223|
|13||Columbus Blue Jackets||98||82||37||31||258||232|
|16||Vegas Golden Knights||93||82||36||32||249||230|
|26||New York Rangers||78||82||23||36||227||272|
|28||Detroit Red Wings||74||82||20||40||227||277|
|29||New Jersey Devils||72||82||24||41||222||275|
|30||Los Angeles Kings||71||82||22||41||202||263|
Betting On The Minnesota Wild
As a relatively “new” franchise in the NHL, the Wild have actually experienced quite a bit of success during their short time in the league. They have made the playoffs seven times as of the 2015-16 season and got an early taste of what it was like to go deep when they made the Western Conference finals in the 2002-03 season.
The biggest hurdle Minnesota has to clear every year is that since realignment to start the 2013-14 season, they play in by far the toughest division – Central – in the entire league. They’ve managed to get into the playoffs every year since then but it’s always been as a wildcard team since they’ve never finished a regular season better than 4th in the division. Nightly contests against rivals that are top-tier opponents have made this organization better, but with a smaller budget, this organization always seems to be fighting uphill.
That being said, Minnesota has shown they are a quality, winning franchise in recent years and because of those top level rivals they play a lot, you will get plenty of value when backing Minnesota Wild betting lines. Perception bleeds into reality in this industry and the Wild are consistently priced as underdogs against Central division rivals on a yearly basis.
Uncovering those scenarios where the Wild may be under appreciated will help grow your bankroll as their consecutive years in the postseason this decade proves the organization knows how to win more often than not.