|2014 NHL Playoffs: Wild vs. Blackhawks Game 5 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 11 May 2014 14:00|
Wild vs. Hawks Game 5 Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -196 money line favorites over the Wild, who are +180 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5 goals as this series is tied at two games apiece.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as -192 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -196, while the Wild's odds have gone from +176 and now they're +180.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 72% of bettors favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 4-0-2 in the last six meetings between these two teams in Chicago and 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings overall. The over is also 9-2-3 in the Blackhawks' last 14 games versus Central opponents, 3-0-1 in their last four home games and 4-1-2 in their last seven games overall. On the other side, the over is 5-1-1 in their last seven versus Western Conference foes, 13-4-5 in their last 22 road games and 6-1-4 in their last 11 conference semifinals games.
2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: WILD/BLACKHAWKS OVER 5