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Columbus Blue Jackets take on Wild in hockey test

Columbus Blue JacketsMinnesota Wild
Oct 8, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Minnesota Wild Odds

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Xcel Energy Center hosts an NHL battle between the Minnesota Wild and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

The Wild are 0-0 so far on the season. The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are 0-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 0-0 and the Blue Jackets go 0-0-1 on the totals.

View Columbus vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wild as -150 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Wild, most recently No. 26 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jackets, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 18-ranked offense (0 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 66.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +101 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Minnesota was a 5-3 winner in its last match at home against the Stars. They won as +175 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Vancouver are 4-6
After playing Nashville are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Blue Jackets at Wild trends to consider:
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Columbus is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing at home against Columbus
Minnesota is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Columbus

Next up:
Columbus home to Vancouver, Monday, October 10
Minnesota at NY Islanders, Monday, October 10

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