Minnesota Wild host Columbus Blue Jackets in hockey action
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Minnesota Wild Odds
Xcel Energy Center hosts an NHL battle between the Minnesota Wild and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
The Wild bring a 2-2-1 record to the battle against the 2-3-1 Blue Jackets. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 3-2 so far and the Blue Jackets go 2-4.
Hockey odds makers opened the Wild as -186 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.
The Wild - Blue Jackets odds would favor the Wild if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 29.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 19 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 20.8% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 87% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Columbus was a 2-1 winner at home against the Stars. Bettors on Columbus at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Blues on January 27. Bettors who backed the Blues at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Blue Jackets at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Columbus' last 14 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 14 games when playing at home against Columbus
Minnesota is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Columbus
Columbus home to St. Louis, Thursday, January 31
Minnesota home to Chicago, Wednesday, January 30