Wild vs. Blackhawks NHL Prediction

Wild vs. Blackhawks, 1/21/22 NHL Odds & Betting Predictions

The Wild and Blackhawks will be the featured game on NHL Network Friday night as the two teams will meet in Chicago at 8:30 p.m. ET. With Minnesota listed as slight road favorites and the total sitting at 5.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to tonight’s matchup?

Game Snapshot

009 Minnesota Wild (-115) at 010 Chicago Blackhawks (-105); o/u 5.5

8:30 p.m. ET, Friday, January 21, 2022

United Center, Chicago, IL

TV: NHL Network

Minnesota Wild DFS Spin

Cam Talbot (lower body) could be back in the lineup on Saturday versus Chicago. Coach Dean Evason said on Friday that there's a possibility of Talbot "backing up and/or playing tomorrow." The Wild netminder has been out since Jan. 1 due to a lower-body injury.

Chicago Blackhawks DFS Spin

Marc-Andre Fleury will start against Minnesota on Friday night. Fleury will get the first half of Chicago's back-to-back situation and Kevin Lankinen will likely be in goal for Saturday's rematch versus the Wild. He is coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to Seattle on Monday when he blocked 35 of 37 shots. In 27 matches this season, Fleury has a 13-11-3 record this year with a 2.69 GAA and .916 save percentage.

Wild vs. Blackhawks NHL Prediction

The Wild are 1-4 in their last four games in Chicago and have dropped four of the last five meetings in this series overall. The home team is also 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams, while the Hawks have won four of their last five games overall.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -105

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