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Columbus Blue Jackets

Minnesota Wild
34-26-6 March 15, 2014, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 35-22-9

The Minnesota Wild battle the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday in NHL betting action at Xcel Energy Center.

Supporters of the Blue Jackets have seen them go 34-26-6 so far this season, while the Wild are at 35-22-9. In totals betting, the Wild are 19-31-16, while the Blue Jackets are 35-27-4.View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

The Blue Jackets were listed as 124 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

The Wild - Blue Jackets odds would favor the Blue Jackets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 5.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Rangers on March 13. Bettors who backed the Wild at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.47 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.77 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 18.36% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 81.9% of their penalties.

Next up:
Columbus home to Carolina, Tuesday, March 18th
Minnesota at Boston, Monday, March 17th