Blackhawks vs. Wild Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Minnesota. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Wild are a -155 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blackhawks are a +135 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals. Minnesota opened as a -165 favorite before the odds dropped.
Who the Public Likes: Minnesota. As of Saturday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets have come in on the Wild. Online wagers have also sided at a rate of 71 percent on the over.
Who We Like: The season series is tied at 2-2 with Minnesota winning the last meeting 2-1 in Chicago last month. The last 10 meetings are dead even at 5-5, while the over has gone 4-3-3. The Blackhawks are on a four-game losing skid and have dropped eight of their last 10. The under has gone 5-4-1. Minnesota has lost two of its last three, while it is 6-4 in the last 10 games. The over has hit in the last four games and is 6-4 in the last 10.
Chicago has struggled a lot recently, but these two teams are almost a toss-up every time they play. So I'm going to say the Blackhawks bring their 'A' effort tonight and snap their losing streak as the offense gets on track, while the defense minimizes the Wild scoring chances.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS +135