Wild open as moneyline underdog vs Blackhawks
Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds
The Blackhawks get a visit from the Minnesota Wild in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Supporters of the Wild have seen them go 11-8-2 so far this season, while the Blackhawks are at 19-0-3. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 6-15-1, while the Wild are 6-12-3.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Wild listed earlier today as underdogs of +-186 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
The Blackhawks - Wild odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 19.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 17.9% rate while the Wild have a 86.2% rate on the penalty kill.
The Wild were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -137 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Chicago was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Red Wings. They won as -117 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Edmonton are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 9-1
A few Wild at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chicago's last 13 games at home
Minnesota at Nashville, Saturday, March 9
Chicago home to Colorado, Wednesday, March 6