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Wild visit Columbus Blue Jackets in NHL clash

Minnesota WildColumbus Blue Jackets
April 7, 6:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

21-14-2TEAM RECORD16-15-7

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Columbus and Minnesota on Sunday, with the host Blue Jackets trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Blue Jackets sport records of 16-15-7 heading into this matchup, while the Wild sit at 21-14-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-22-1 for the Blue Jackets and 16-17-4 for the Wild.

View Minnesota vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jackets were listed earlier today as -116 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blue Jackets, most recently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Wild, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 27-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 13.6% rate while the Wild have a 81.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Kings on April 4. Bettors who backed the Kings at -178 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Columbus was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Blues. They lost as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

A few Wild at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Minnesota is 5-13-1 SU in its last 19 games ,when playing on the road against Columbus
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 8 games at home
Columbus is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Chicago, Tuesday, April 9
Columbus home to San Jose, Tuesday, April 9