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Can Inconsistent Blackhawks Finally Beat The Wild?

The Chicago Blackhawks have spent the past month bouncing between dominance and embarrassment, which has provided the team with a middling 9-6-0 record since the start of January. If the Hawks want to right the ship, they will need to actually get past the Central Division-leading Minnesota Wild, as Chicago has lost the past six meetings between the two clubs.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in the Wild's last 5 games.
  • The Wild are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against the Central Division.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Blackhawks' last 6 games.

Patrick Kane was the only Blackhawk to show up in the team’s one meeting with the Wild this season, as Chicago’s leading scorer found the back of the net twice just a few weeks ago. Ultimately, nobody else could solve Devan Dubnyk and the Blackhawks lost 3-2. Jonathan Toews is starting to find his offensive groove, as the team captain has tallied four goals and five assists in the past seven games.

This game kicks off an eight-game homestand for the Wild, which is nothing but a good sign for Minny with the team posting a 17-6-0 record at Xcel Energy Center. However, the Wild won’t be starting Dubnyk in this game and will turn to Darcy Kuemper in nets. Kuemper is coming off his best outing of the season. He made 41 saves in a 5-2 win over the Oilers but has a mediocre 3.16 GAA and .907 SV% on the year.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Minnesota Wild are 35-12-5 overall while the Chicago Blackhawks are 32-17-5. As for the totals, Minnesota is 26-18-8 on the OU, and Chicago is 21-22-11. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Chicago injuries news.

The Blackhawks - Wild odds would favor the Wild if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 3-ranked offense (3.38 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.61 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 20.57% rate while the Blackhawks have a 76.39% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Stars on February 04. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Jets. Bettors on Minnesota at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Winnipeg, Friday, February 10th
Minnesota home to Tampa Bay, Friday, February 10th

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