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Minnesota Wild take on Blue Jackets in NHL Betting Odds

Nationwide Arena hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the visiting Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Columbus Blue Jackets as -123 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.4-2.2 victory for the Blue Jackets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Columbus Blue Jackets are 39-16-6 overall while the Minnesota Wild are 41-14-6. As for the totals, Columbus is 26-31-4 on the OU, and Minnesota is 32-21-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Columbus Blue Jackets at No. 18 and the Minnesota Wild at No. 3 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 5-ranked offense (3.26 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.41 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 22.02% rate while the Wild have a 83.54% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at +105 were rewarded, while the 11 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Columbus lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Canadiens on February 28. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at +101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 13-2 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Columbus is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games
  • Columbus is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to San Jose, Sunday, March 5th
Columbus at Ottawa, Saturday, March 4th