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Wild Struggling to Pay Out on Home Ice

The Minnesota Wild have managed to pick up the victory and pay out on the NHL moneyline in just two of their last six games in their own building as they head into Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks down 0-2 in the second-round series.

Chicago won their second straight game in the series on Sunday night by a 4-1 score as a -138 home favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks in a PUSH result for totals bettors. The Blackhawks edged the Wild in Game 1 of the series last week by a 4-3 score at home as -136 favorites.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Minnesota Wild as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Computer Prediction: Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.5 win 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

50-32-8 Minnesota battles the Blackhawks, currently with a 54-30-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 33-39-18 for the Wild and 32-44-14 for the Blackhawks. 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. 7 and the Chicago Blackhawks sitting at No. 22.

How Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Stats Match Up

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 15-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.38 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 17.18% rate while the Blackhawks have a 81.93% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Betting Odds Trends

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

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Minnesota, Thursday, May 7th