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Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview

Chicago BlackhawksMinnesota Wild
April 5, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Odds

44-26-10TEAM RECORD34-35-11

NHL wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Chicago battle on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center as the Wild try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Wild sport records of 34-35-11 heading into this matchup, while the Blackhawks sit at 44-26-10 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 30-34-16 for the Wild and 42-37-1 for the Blackhawks.

View Chicago vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as +145 underdogs. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Wild and the No. 11-ranked Blackhawks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.2 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 15.1% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 78.2% of their penalties.

Chicago was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Wild. They lost as -205 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Wild were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blackhawks at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago at Detroit, Saturday, April 7
Minnesota home to Phoenix, Saturday, April 7