Season Record:28-18 +7.68
Let’s take a look at some betting trends for this match-up. Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road and 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chicago. Minnesota is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Chicago. Minnesota has the second best shots on goal at 32.3 per game. Minnesota has the best shots against in the league allowing 25.4 per game. Minnesota is third in penalty killing in the league at 87.4%. Chicago is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games and 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home. Chicago leads the league in shots with 34.8 per game. Chicago is second in the league in power play chances at 3.8 per game. Also, Chicago leads the league in penalty killing at 90.9%.
This is a game to ignore the trends. Forget what they say and don’t let them affect your judgement. Minnesota has been great lately on the ROAD but Chicago have been killers at HOME. So how did we make a decision on who will win this game? With betting percentages and we believe we’re on the right side. 80% of all Off-Shore bettors are siding with the Blackhawks tonight. The trends indicate their reasoning I would assume. However, if you look at the Wild’s the line movement that tells a different story. The Wild’s line has moved from 2.53 to 2.60. Now I understand it has moved more towards a bigger underdog however, if 80% is on the Blackhawks then the line should have a bigger jump. Therefore, we believe that “sharp” money is on the Wild tonight and we are too! Best of Luck!!!
Play:Minnesota Wild @ 5dimes 2.60