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Minnesota Wild Home to Blue Jackets in NHL Betting Odds Action

The Minnesota Wild will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the Columbus Blue Jackets invade Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Minnesota Wild in this one found them earlier as -189 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.1-2.7 win for the Blue Jackets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Wild sport a record of 3-1-1 heading into this matchup, while the Columbus Blue Jackets sit at 0-7-0 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-1-2 for the Wild and 5-2 for the Blue Jackets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Columbus injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Minnesota Wild at No. 8 and the Columbus Blue Jackets at No. 13 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 14-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 30 at 4.86 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 66.67% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Columbus was a 4-0 loser at home against the Islanders. Bettors on New York at -141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Ducks. Bettors on Anaheim at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus's last 9 games
  • Columbus is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Columbus

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus at Colorado, Saturday, October 24th
Minnesota home to Anaheim, Saturday, October 24th