Minnesota Wild home to Blue Jackets in hockey betting action
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Minnesota Wild Odds
Minnesota will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Columbus Blue Jackets pay a visit to Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota will face the 18-16-7 Blue Jackets. In totals betting, the Wild are 16-20-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Jackets are 15-24-2 favoring the OVER.
This game puts the Wild, most recently No. 12 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jackets, who rate a No. 24 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 19-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 17.9% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 85% rate on the penalty kill.
The Blue Jackets were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -111 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Blues on April 11. Bettors who backed the Blues at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 1-9
After a win are 7-3
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Blue Jackets at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Columbus' last 15 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Columbus is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 15 games when playing at home against Columbus
Minnesota is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Columbus
Columbus at Colorado, Monday, April 15
Minnesota at Calgary, Monday, April 15