NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview
Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Odds
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.
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.
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.
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
Chicago at Minnesota, Tuesday, May 7