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Blackhawks can win third in a row vs Wild

The Chicago Blackhawks will host the Minnesota Wild tonight and go for their third win in a row. The Blackhawks are coming off an absolute domination of a game vs the Senators where they scored eight goals and held the Sens to two. Chicago has been a decent bet at home recently at 5-1 SU in its last six games at United Center and opened as a -115 favorite.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games.
  • Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games vs Minnesota.
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road.

The Wild will also be on short rest tonight after dropping an overtime loss to the Flames. Minnesota may have won four of its last six games but on the road has been a train wreck recently. The Wild have dropped four straight road games and were outscored 17-4 in those contests. Along with Chicago, they join a collection of teams all vying for the wild-card spots in the crowded Western Conference.

This is the fourth meeting of the regular season between these division rivals with the Blackhawks having the 2-1 SU edge and claiming victory back in mid-December at the United Center. The Blackhawks moneyline may be the way to go in this one but don’t close the book on the Wild. Chicago has not been a great bet when playing its second game of a back-to-back at 2-6 SU in eight games this season.

The OVER may also be a decent option in this matchup considering how the Blackhawks have been scoring recently. Chicago has scored four-plus goals in four straight games and just had its second-highest output of the season last night vs the Senators.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Wild were listed as +111 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The OVER/UNDER total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Wednesday at Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.1-1.8 win for the Blackhawks on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks currently sport a record of 21-15-6. The Minnesota Wild are 22-17-4. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 19-21-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wild have gone 23-18-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game puts the Blackhawks, most recently No. 13 in the OddsShark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Wild, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks' No. 9-ranked offense (3.17 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.93 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks power play has clicked at a 16.46% rate while the Wild have a 83.13% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wild were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +113 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Blackhawks were an 8-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games
  • Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Winnipeg, Saturday, January 13
Chicago home to Winnipeg, Friday, January 12

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