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Blackhawks look for fifth win a row vs Wild

The Chicago Blackhawks have started to regain their winning form and will host the Minnesota Wild tonight. The ‘Hawks have won four straight games after breaking a five-game losing streak and are just edging out the Wild for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Blackhawks opened as the home-favorite vs Minnesota.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Minnesota’s last six games on the road.
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last five games.
  • Minnesota is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games.

The Wild were on their own four-game winning streak before dropping 3-2 to Edmonton last night. Minnesota is 7-9 SU on the road this season and haven’t had much luck vs Chicago recently at 1-4 SU in its last five games. Bettors may want to fade the Wild in this matchup as this will be their third game in four nights.

The Blackhawks are starting to pick up their scoring pace during this four-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 14-6. Winger Patrick Kane has notched three goals and five points in Chicago’s last three games and the Blackhawks are desperate for him to regain his scoring touch that saw him top the NHL in points two seasons ago.

The total opened at 5.5 and bettors may want to consider the UNDER. The total has gone under in four of Chicago’s last five games while the Wild haven’t been lighting up the scoreboard either as the total has gone UNDER in four of their last five games.

Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks currently sport a record of 16-11-5. The Minnesota Wild are 17-12-3. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 13-17-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wild have gone 16-14-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Minnesota injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Blackhawks rated this week at No. 14 and the Minnesota Wild sitting at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 3.06 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.84 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 14.96% while the Wild defense kills off 83.61% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Oilers. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at +111 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Ottawa, Tuesday, December 19th
Chicago at Dallas, Thursday, December 21st

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