Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 2/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (25-21-6) at Minnesota Wild (23-22-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -117 / Chicago Blackhawks +106 --- Over/Under: 6
The Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 25 goals, Erik Gustafsson has 18 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 73 goals on 828 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 78 goals on 999 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Minnesota Wild need a win after splitting their last six games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 19 goals, Ryan Suter has 28 assists and Eric Staal has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 74.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 77 goals on 697 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 68 goals on 702 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed four or more goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog, 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Wild are 6-15 in their last 21 vs. Central and 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games. The over is 6-2 in Blackhawks last 8 vs. Western Conference. The over is 3-0-1 in Wild last 4 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks continue to be a profitable team, as they're piling up the victories recently and have feasted in the underdog role a lot. The Minnesota Wild continue to be a bit hit or miss and that defensive effort has tailed off the last couple of weeks. The Chicago Blackhawks have also won each of the last four meetings against the Wild and six of the last nine meetings overall. It's hard not to side with the Blackhawks and the slight plus money.