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NHL Game Preview - Blue Jackets underdogs vs Wild at Minnesota

Columbus Blue JacketsMinnesota Wild
Feb 11, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Minnesota Wild Odds

15-33-6TEAM RECORD25-21-8

The Minnesota Wild will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Columbus Blue Jackets invade Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.

Minnesota will face the 15-33-6 Blue Jackets. In totals betting, the Wild are 21-23-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Jackets are 25-27-2 favoring the OVER.

View Columbus vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Wild in this one will find them as -165 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Wild) and the No. 30 (Blue Jackets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.3 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.3 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 14.8% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 76.1% of their penalties.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -115 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Wild were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Anaheim are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blue Jackets at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Columbus' last 13 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Columbus is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Columbus is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Columbus
Minnesota is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing at home against Columbus

Next up:
Columbus home to Anaheim, Sunday, February 12
Minnesota home to Anaheim, Tuesday, February 14

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