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Minnesota Wild at Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Odds Preview with Pick

Minnesota Wild

vs

Columbus Blue Jackets
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Nationwide Arena

The Minnesota Wild will look to grab a road win when they take on the Blue Jackets in Columbus at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday in NHL betting odds action.

Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back visiting Minnesota Wild before puck drop in this match found them as -105-moneyline at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

Computer Prediction: Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.8-2.5 win for the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Columbus will face the 17-13-4 Wild. In totals betting, the Blue Jackets are 17-16-1 in over under betting so far this season while the Minnesota Wild are 14-15-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Columbus Blue Jackets) and the No. 17 (Minnesota Wild) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 24-ranked offense (2.53 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.79 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 23.97% rate while the Wild have a 85.44% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Jets on December 29. Bettors who backed the Wild at +123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Columbus won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Bruins on December 27. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games
Columbus is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Toronto, Friday, January 2nd
Columbus at Arizona, Saturday, January 3rd

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