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NHL Betting Preview - Minnesota Wild Underdogs vs Chicago Blackhawks at Chicago

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Minnesota Wild at Chicago battle on Sunday at United Center as the Blackhawks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.6-1.8 win for the Wild. 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 Minnesota Wild will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 27-9-5 this season, while the Blackhawks are 27-13-5. Minnesota is 17-17-7 on the totals; Chicago is 15-20-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Wild - Blackhawks odds would favor the Wild if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 16-ranked offense (2.76 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 18.84% rate while the Wild have a 84.48% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Stars on January 14. Bettors who backed the Wild at +106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 6-0 result against the Capitals on January 13. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
  • Chicago is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to New Jersey, Tuesday, January 17th
Chicago at Colorado, Tuesday, January 17th

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