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NHL Betting Preview - Chicago Blackhawks Underdogs vs Minnesota Wild at Minnesota

Chicago Blackhawks


Minnesota Wild
Thursday, January 08, 2015 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center

The Minnesota Wild battle the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday in NHL betting odds action at Xcel Energy Center.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -125 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 1.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Computer Prediction: Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Pick

A 3.7-2.2 result in favor of the Blackhawks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 26-12-2 this season, while the Wild are 18-15-5. Chicago is 12-21-7 on the totals; Minnesota is 16-17-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Chicago injuries news.

The Minnesota Wild sit at No. 19 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Blackhawks sit at a No. 5 on the same chart.

How Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Stats Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.82 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.17 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 14.84% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 90.09% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Avalanche. They lost as -225 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Sharks on January 6. Bettors who backed the Sharks at +123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Betting Odds Trends

Chicago is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Edmonton, Friday, January 9th
Minnesota home to Nashville, Saturday, January 10th