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Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Prediction 4-7-24 Picks

Minnesota Wild (36-30-10) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (23-48-5)
April 7, 2024 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +184 / Minnesota Wild -225; Over/Under: +5.5
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In this article we will formulate a Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks betting prediction for this NHL game on Sunday, April 7th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Wild recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Blackhawks recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Minnesota and Chicago
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Minnesota and Chicago

Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild are 36-30-10 this season after they lost to Winnipeg by a score of 4-2 in their last game. Minnesota tied the game at two in the first period, but they couldn’t find anymore offense in the loss. The Wild out shot Winnipeg by a total of 27-25 and went 1-4 on the power play in the game. Minnesota lost to Colorado by a score of 5-2 in the game prior to Winnipeg, but did beat Ottawa before that. The Wild are scoring 3.01 goals per game and they are allowing 3.16 goals against per game, while going 21.2% on the power play and 74.1% on the penalty kill. Kirill Kaprizov has led Minnesota with 39 goals, 47 assists, and 247 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Minnesota is Jesper Wallstedt, who is 0-1-0 this year with a 7.00 goals against average and a .794 save percentage. 

Blackhawks Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks are 23-48-5 this year after they defeated Dallas by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Chicago scored the first three goals in the game and they were able to hang on for the win. The Blackhawks were out shot by a total of 44-17 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Chicago lost to the Islanders by a score of 2-1 in the game prior to Dallas, but did beat Philadelphia before that. The Blackhawks are scoring 2.20 goals per game and they are allowing 3.48 goals against per game, while going 16.2% on the power play and 77.4% on the penalty kill. Connor Bedard has led Chicago with 22 goals, 37 assists, and 198 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Chicago is Arvid Soderblom, who is 5-20-1 this year with a 3.90 goals against average and an .880 save percentage. 

Wild vs Blackhawks Betting Prediction

Chicago comes into this game after winning four of their last six games and they were able to beat Dallas on Saturday, despite being severely out shot. Minnesota has lost three of their last four games and dropped a game to Winnipeg on Saturday afternoon. The Wild are 16-16-4 on the road, while Chicago is 16-18-4 at home. Minnesota is not going to make the playoffs and they have struggled down the stretch this season, but they should have a good offensive day in this matchup. Chicago is starting Arvid Soderblom in goal, who has not been very good. Take the Wild -1.5 here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Wild -1.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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