Wild host Blackhawks on NHL board

Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks will put their 15-2-2 road record on the line on Tuesday night as they take on the Minnesota Wild in NHL betting action at Xcel Energy Center.

The Blackhawks and Wild last met on March 5, with Chicago winning 5-3 as a -167 home favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks in that contest. Overall Chicago is 6-4 over its past 10 games against Minnesota, with the OVER/UNDER going 6-4.

Minnesota battles the Blackhawks, currently with a 29-5-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-18-4 for the Wild and 16-20-2 for the Blackhawks.

View Chicago vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Wild as +105 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Wild and the No. 1-ranked Blackhawks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 14-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 18.5% rate while the Blackhawks have a 85.6% rate on the penalty kill.

The Blackhawks were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -200 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Blue Jackets on April 7. Bettors who backed the Wild at -112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Columbus are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Blackhawks at Wild trends to consider:
Chicago is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Chicago
Minnesota is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Minnesota is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Detroit, Friday, April 12
Minnesota home to St. Louis, Thursday, April 11