Blackhawks vs. Wild Prediction
After losing six of seven, the Blackhawks have now won back-to-back games but will face the red-hot Devan Dubnyk and the Wild tonight at 8:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are +105 money line underdogs versus the Wild, who have odds of -125 to win tonight's game. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
Dubnyk stopped all 29 shots that he faced in a 4-0 win over the Avalanche on Saturday and now has five straight wins in his last five starts. He's allowed an average of 1.4 goals against durign that span and is 10-1-1 in his last 12 starts overall.
After struggling in a loss to the Stars, Scott Darling posted back-to-back solid performances against the Flames and Canucks over the weekend. He stopped 26-of-28 shots in a 3-2 win over the Canucks on Sunday and is now 9-7-3 with a 2.48 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage.
The Hawks have struggled against the Wild, going 0-4 in their last four games versus Minnesota. The home team is also 15-7 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams while the Wild are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games. Minnesota has also posted wins in five of its last seven home games while Chicago is just 1-7 in its last eight games versus Central opponents.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: MINNESOTA WILD -125