Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 11 (3/11): NHL

Minnesota Wild vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 11 (3/11): NHL

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Odds
Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Wild money line -200
Wild spread -1.5 (+120)
Blue Jackets money line +170
Blue Jackets spread +1.5 (-140)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Minnesota Wild Columbus Blue Jackets
Record 34-19-3 28-27-3
Road / home record 17-13-2 15-12-3
Streak W2 L4
Goals per game 3.73 3.22
Goals allowed per game 3.14 3.65
Shots per game 32.6 29.7
Shots allowed per game 32.3 35.7
PP % 20.2% 17.80%
PK % 23.76% 19.88%
Over / under record 36-19-1 37-16-4

 

Preview

The Minnesota Wild continue on the road and will visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. This is the first time these teams face off this season.

MINNESOTA WILD

The Wild have won their last 2 games and are 17-13-2 on the road with a 34-19-3 record overall ranking third in the Central division. They're 9-8 on the road against opponents in the Eastern conference.

Kirill Kaprizov leads the team with 29 goals, 72 points and 43 assists. 

In their last 10 games the Wild are 4-6, averaging 3.7 goals, five assists, 4.1 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while allowing 4.4 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

The Blue Jackets have lost their last 4 games and are 15-15 at home. Columbus a 28-27-3 record overall ranking 5th in the Metropolitan division. In their last game they lost against the Islanders 6-0.

Boone Jenner leads the Blue Jackets with 44 points and 23 goals. Voraceck has 39 assists for Columbus.

In their last 10 games the Blue Jackets are 4-6, averaging 3.4 goals, 7.2 assists, 2.9 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.8 goals per game with an .901 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games.

Columbus are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games.

Prediction

These teams are playing no defense at all, Minnesota is giving up 4.4 goals per game in their last 10 games and Columbus 3.8 gpg. The Blue Jackets got blanked in their last game so I expect they can get 3 goals at least in this game and the Wild will help to push this total to go over.

PICK: Over 6 (-110)

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