Wild seek another win over Blackhawks
After picking up their first win of the series over the weekend the Minnesota Wild will try to even up their best-of-seven set with the favored Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
The Wild topped the Blackhawks by a score of 3-2 in overtime in Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon, winning as a +155 home underdog on the NHL betting odds at the sportsbooks. Jason Zucker potted the winner in OT for the Wild in Sunday's contest.
The Blackhawks will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 36-7-5 this season, while the Wild are 26-19-3. Chicago is 18-26-4 on the totals; Minnesota is 20-22-6.
The Wild were listed earlier today as +143 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 17-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. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 17.9% rate while the Blackhawks have a 87.2% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at +145 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
A few Blackhawks at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games on the road
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Chicago is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Chicago is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Minnesota is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Chicago
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Chicago home to Minnesota, Thursday, May 9