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Wild Go for Season Sweep of Blackhawks

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The Minnesota Wild are one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now and can complete a season sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks with a win at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Tuesday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Wild are 4-1 SU in their last five games versus the Central Division.
  • The Blackhawks have gone 3-10 in their last 13 games versus the Western Conference.
  • The Blackhawks are 1-7 SU in their last eight games versus the Central Division.

The Wild are presently being offered at -130 in moneyline markets at online book Bovada while the Blackhawks are Even money. The total is set at 5 with OVER priced at -130 and UNDER at Even.

The Wild enter Tuesday’s contest with a five-game winning streak that has them three points up on the Colorado Avalanche in the race for the eighth-seed in the Western Conference. They have taken the first four meetings with the Blackhawks this season, including a 3-2 shootout victory in Chicago that served as the second win during their current streak.

The Hawks have already clinched a playoff spot with their 95 points and have won back-to-back games themselves. Chicago has performed erratically of late and has gone just 5-7 SU in the month of March.

Devan Dubnyk is probable to get the start for the Wild and he’s backstopped the team to each of their wins during the current streak. Dubnyk is coming off a 4-0 shutout of the Colorado Avalanche and has started each of the previous four contests versus the Blackhawks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Chicago Blackhawks before puck drop in this match found them as 111 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-2.3 victory for the Wild. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wild sit at 37-28-11 on the season; in comparison, the Chicago Blackhawks are currently 44-25-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 28-32-16 OU, and Chicago is 26-31-19 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Chicago injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Wild rated this week at No. 2 and the Chicago Blackhawks sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.47 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 19.83% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 79.17% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Chicago at -170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Minnesota was a 4-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Avalanche. They won as -134 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Chicago is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Winnipeg, Friday, April 1st
Minnesota home to Ottawa, Thursday, March 31st