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Hockey Matchup - Minnesota Wild Chicago Blackhawks Odds Preview

Chicago BlackhawksMinnesota Wild
Dec 14, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Odds

18-8-4TEAM RECORD20-8-3

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to grab a road win when they take on the Wild in Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday in hockey odds action.

Supporters of the Blackhawks have seen them go 18-8-4 so far this season, while the Wild are at 20-8-3. In totals betting, the Wild are 11-13-7, while the Blackhawks are 17-13.

View Chicago vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-115-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Wild, most recently No. 22 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blackhawks, who rate a No. 8 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 21 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 17.2% rate while the Blackhawks have a 77.4% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 winner at home against the Sharks. Bettors on Chicago at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Wild were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Winnipeg are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blackhawks at Wild trends to consider:
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Minnesota is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Anaheim, Friday, December 16
Minnesota home to NY Islanders, Saturday, December 17