Wild vs. Hawks Game 5 Pick

2014 NHL playoffs odds Wild Blackhawks Game 5

CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) - Both offenses broke out in Game 4 between the Wild and Blackhawks, and we expect that trend to continue tonight for Game 5.

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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

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