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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Minnesota Wild in NHL Odds

Columbus pays a visit to Minnesota on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Wild snipers in hockey action at Xcel Energy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets before puck drop in this match found them as 116 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Wild to win this game 3-2.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Wild sport a record of 23-8-4 heading into this matchup, while the Columbus Blue Jackets sit at 25-5-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-16-7 for the Wild and 12-19-3 for the Blue Jackets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Columbus injuries news.

The Minnesota Wild sit at No. 3 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Columbus Blue Jackets sit at a No. 1 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 4-ranked offense (3.17 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.09 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 17.53% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 81.63% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -126 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Islanders on December 29. Bettors who backed the Wild at -186 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games
  • Columbus is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Edmonton, Tuesday, January 3rd
Minnesota at San Jose, Thursday, January 5th

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