Today the Minnesota Wild will be on the road as they take on the Los Angeles Kings, and we will side with the Wild.
The Wild come into this game playing solid hockey (currently 5-0 on the season), and should be able to beat a team like the Kings. One advantage the Wild have today is they have the much better offense (Wild: averaging 3.4 goals per game) - (Kings: averaging only 2.3 goals per game).
The Wild also have an advantage on defense (Wild: allowing an average of only 2 goals per game) - (Kings: allowing an average of 3 goals per game). There is no doubt that the Wild bring much more talent to the ice, then do the Kings.
Don't be so fast about jumping on the Kings as underdogs as they are 5-17 in their last 22 games as an underdog. It's safe to play the Wild on the road today as they 17-7 in road games when coming off a home win in which they scored 4 or more goals (trend dating back to 1996). The Wild clearly have an edge in this game.
Play: Minnesota Wild +5.5