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NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview

Chicago BlackhawksMinnesota Wild
May 5, 3:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Odds

36-7-5TEAM RECORD26-19-3

The Minnesota Wild will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago Blackhawks invade Xcel Energy Center on Sunday.

The Wild currently sports a record of 26-19-3. The Blackhawks are 36-7-5. Betting totals have seen the Wild post a 20-22-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blackhawks have gone 18-26-4 against the number.

View Chicago vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Wild in this one found them earlier as +148 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Wild, most recently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blackhawks, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

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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.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -240 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blackhawks at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Minnesota is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Chicago
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Chicago at Minnesota, Tuesday, May 7