Wild vs. Blackhawks Pick

NHL Predictions: Will Wild down Blackhawks as small underdog? 10/12/17

Are the visiting Minnesota Wild going to win as a small underdog Thursday night at the Chicago Blackhawks? Game time is 8:30PM EST.

The Blackhawks are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline according to sports book Bovada.lv. The Wild are a +110 underdog and the over-under is 5.5.

NHL Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Scoreboard | Betting Trends

Minnesota is 0-1-1 after a 5-4 shootout loss Saturday at the Hurricanes, while Chicago comes in at 3-0-1 following a 3-1 victory Tuesday at the Canadiens. The Blackhawks won three of the four meetings last season and the over-under was 3-0-1.

The Wild received goals from Mikko Koivu, Eric Staal, Chris Stewart and Jason Zucker in Saturday's loss. Staal and Zucker also had an assist. Alex Stalock allowed four goals on 42 shots, while he also surrendered the lone score during the shootout to take the loss.

Chicago got a 41-save performance from Chris Crawford to win Tuesday's game. Artem Anisimov, Alex DeBrincat and Brandon Saad scored the goals. DeBrincat also had an assist.

Bet on Wild vs. Blackhawks

The Wild have had plenty of time to freshen up and prepare for this game. They'll be rolling out their No. 1 goalie, Devan Dubnyk, and have the structured approach to take down a powerful squad such as the Blackhawks. We like the Wild in this spot to earn their first win of the season.



Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Habs vs. Lightning Game 5 Prediction After failing to do so on Monday night, the Lightning will attempt to finish off the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final, this time on their home ice when the...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Habs Game 4 Prediction The Lightning will go for a sweep of the Canadiens on Monday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will Montreal salvage at least one win the...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Canadiens Game 3 Prediction Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals will take place from Montreal on Friday night where the Canadiens will host the Lightning at 8:00 p.m. ET. Down 2-0 in the...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Lightning Game 2 Prediction The Lightning whipped the Canadines in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, while the over also cashed in the series opener. With Game 2 on deck for...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Lightning Game 1 Pick Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final will be held Monday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, where the Lightning will host the Canadiens at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the...

NHL Headlines