Wild vs. Blackhawks Prediction

Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 12/15/19 Prediction & Odds

The Minnesota Wild have won two in a row and seven of their last nine heading into today's road tilt at the Chicago Blackhawks. Can Minnesota continue the strong play in this spot?

Game Snapshot

61 Minnesota Wild at 62 Chicago Blackhawks

Sunday, December 15, 2019

United Center at 7:05PM ET

TV: NHL Network

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Blackhawks are a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Wild are a -105 underdog, while the total sits at 5.5 goals. As of Sunday afternoon, 67 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Minnesota. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Wild skate past Flyers

Minnesota rolled to a 4-1 home win Saturday over Philadelphia to improve to 16-12-5 on the season. The Wild fell behind 1-0 1:34 into the game, but evened it up five minutes later via a Zach Parise goal assisted by Kevin Fiala and Ryan Donato. Eric Staal gave the hosts a 2-1 advantage a minute-plus later with assists going to Jonas Brodin and Ryan Suter. Staal made it 3-1 midway through the second period with an unassisted goal. Carson Soucy added a shorthanded goal with 2:14 remaining in the third period off a Brodin assist. Alex Stalock secured the win as he stopped 17 shots on 18 attempts.

Blackhawks drop fourth straight

Chicago lost 4-3 Saturday night at St. Louis to fall to 12-15-6 on the season. Brandon Saad gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead 19 seconds into the second period off assists by Jonathan Toews and Erik Gustafsson. Saad pushed the advantage to 2-0 30 seconds into the third period on an assist courtesy of Toews. Patrick Kane made it 3-0 less than four minutes later on assists by Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat. The Blues proceeded to score four unanswered goals the rest of the way to rally past Chicago. Corey Crawford surrendered four goals on 38 shots in the defeat. 

NHL Betting Trends

Minnesota

The Wild are 4-1 in their last five games versus the Western Conference. Minnesota is 4-1 in its last five games as an underdog.

Chicago

The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games. Chicago is 16-7 in its last 23 home games versus Minnesota.

Prediction:

With the way the Wild are playing, I have no issues taking them as the slight dogs here. No. 1 goalie Devan Dubnyk will be back between the pipes for this contest, while the Blackhawks will turn to Robin Lehner. While Lehner has been very good for Chicago, I don't trust the team in front of him. Take the hotter team here and not the one that blew a three-goal lead last night.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA WILD -105

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