Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 16 (12/16): NHL

Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 16 (12/16): NHL

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Blackhawks money line -115
Blackhawks spread -1.5 (+205)
Wild  money line -105
Wild spread +1.5 (-245)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Chicago Blackhawks Minnesota Wild
Record 11-8-4 17-6-1
Road / home record 4-3-2 10-1-1
Streak L2 W1
Goals per game 3.39 3.42
Goals allowed per game 3.17 2.63
Shots per game 33.5 33.6
Shots allowed per game 33.5 30.8
PP % 16.6% 20.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 11-12 9-14-1
 

Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks continue at home and will host the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. These teams met two times last season and the Blackhawks won both games.

 

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks have lost 7 games in a row and are 4-6-2 at home ranking 8th in the Atlantic division. The Blackhawks have given up 45 goals while scoring 38 for a -7 scoring differential and their last loss came against the Jets 7-2 at homew.

Max Domi has five goals and nine assists for the Blackhawks. Andreas Athanasiou has three goals over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Blackhawks are 1-7-2, averaging 1.8 goals, three assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game..

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota get here with a 7-6-3 record overall and are 5-2-1 on the road ranking 4th in the Central Division. In their last game at home, they lost 3-2 against the San Jose Sharks. Kirill Kaprizov scored in the shootout for Minnesota, which got regulation goals from Freddy Gaudreau and Connor Dewar. Gustavsson finished with 35 saves.

Kirill Kaprizov is leading the team with 17 points and 10 goals while Matt Zuccarello leads in assists with 9 for the Wild.

In their last 10 games the Wild are 6-4, averaging 2.2 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.7 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .935 save percentage.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas' last 5 games.

Vegas are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games.

Vegas are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Chicago.

Vegas are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games.

Chicago are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games against Vegas.

Chicago are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Blackhawks have been up and down this season and are only 4-3-2 at home losing 5 of their last 6 games in Pitt. The Wild are having a great start of the season and have been insane on the road as they have won 10 of 12 games away from home. The Pens beat the Wild twice last season but things are looking different now so go with Minnesota to steal another win on the road.  

PICK: Wild ML (-105) 

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