Hawks host the Wild in NHL odds series
The Chicago Blackhawks will continue the defense of their Stanley Cup title on Friday night as they take on the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their second-round odds matchup.
Chicago went just 2-3 against Minnesota in their five meetings during the regular season, but they're 6-4 overall in the last 10 games between the teams. The OVER has paid out four times in the last six Blackhawks vs. Wild contests.
Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Opening Odds and Betting Line
If you're going with the Chicago Blackhawks in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -204 on most NHL hockey betting menus early today for Friday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
Computer Prediction: Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Pick
Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blackhawks to win this game 3.4-2.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Chicago will face the 47-28-14 Wild. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 43-43-2 in over under betting so far this season while the Minnesota Wild are 32-37-20. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Minnesota injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 20-ranked Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 21-rated Minnesota Wild in this matchup.
How Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 1-ranked offense (3.26 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.54 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 19.13% rate while the Wild have a 79.64% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Minnesota was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Avalanche. They won as +133 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.
Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Odds Trends
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota
Next Betting Matchups
Minnesota at Chicago, Sunday, May 4th