Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild 1/8/2015 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 1/7/2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul
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The Chicago Blackhawks will face the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul. Both the Blackhawks and Wild are coming off losses. Chicago to the Avalanche on Tuesday night by a score of0-2 and the Wild to the San Jose Sharks.
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The Blackhawks are 14-3 in their last 17 vs. the Western Conference and 9-2 in their last 11 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. They are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. the Central. The under is 4-0-2 in the Blackhawks last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 7-1-3 in their last 11 road games.
The Wild are 6-2 in their last 8 Thursday games and 23-9 in their last 32 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Wild are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The over is 3-0-2 in Minnesota's last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Head-to-head, the home team is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The Blackhawks are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 26-14-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 12-22-0 against the Over/Under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
Minnesota Wild are 18-20-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Wild are 16-17-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/16/14 D Trevor Van Riemsdyk Knee out 3-4 months
01/01/15 LW Kris Versteeg Hand out indefinitely
12/28/14 C Mikael Granlund Wrist expected to miss 1 month
12/17/14 GO Josh Harding Illness out indefinitely
12/10/14 D Keith Ballard Concussion out indefinitely
01/07/15 LW Zach Parise Personal is downgraded to out indefinitely
01/06/15 D Marco Scandella Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Thursday vs Chicago
01/06/15 D Nate Prosser Illness "?" Thursday vs Chicago
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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