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Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks prediction 12-3-23 NHL Picks

Minnesota Wild (7-10-4) vs Chicago Blackhawks (7-15)
2023-12-03 14:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -196 / Chicago Blackhawks +155 --- Over/Under: 6
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The Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild meet in NHL action from the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday afternoon. Can the Blackhawks snap the Wild’s mini win streak? Or will the Wild keep their run going since their coaching change? Let’s dive in and give out a Blackhawks vs. Wild Prediction.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks come into this game looking to rebound from a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets last time out. Connor Bedard leads the Blackhawks with 19 points including a team-high 11 goals along with 8 assists while Philipp Kurashev has 13 points with 4 goals and a team-high 9 assists. Jason Dickinson has 12 points with 7 goals and 5 assists and Ryan Donato has 10 points with 4 goals and 6 assists.  Petr Mrazek has gone 5-7 with a 3.37 GAA and a .900 save percentage in goal for the Blackhawks while Arvid Soderblom is 2-8 with a 3.71 GAA and an .883 save percentage this season.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Facts

  • The Blackhawks have lost each of their last 11 games against Central Division opponents.
  • The Blackhawks have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last 11 games against Central Division opponents.
  • The Blackhawks have lost the second period in each of their last four day games following a road loss.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Blackhawks’ last six games.

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Minnesota Wild Team Preview

The Minnesota Wild come into this game looking to build on back-to-back wins after a 6-1 win over Nashville in their last game. Mats Zuccarello has a team-high 23 points including a team-high 18 assists while Joel Eriksson Ek has 18 points with a team-high 11 goals and 7 assists. Kirill Kaprizov’s added 20 points of his own with 13 assists and Marco Rossi has 12 points with 6 goals and 6 assists. Filip Gustavsson has posted a 4-6-2 record with a 3.46 GAA and an .891 save percentage while Marc-Andre Fleury is 3-4-2 with a 3.46 GAA and an .875 save percentage this season.

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The Wild have won each of their last nine games against the Blackhawks.
  • The Wild have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last eight games following a road win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3’ market has hit in each of the Wild’s last 12 day games.
  • The Wild have lost the first period in each of their last five games following a road win.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Wild ranks 32nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (70.13%).
  • The Minnesota Wild ranks 28th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.67).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks ranks 30th in the league for goals per game this season (2.50).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks ranks T30th in the league in power play percentage this season (10.00%).

Blackhawks vs. Wild Prediction

I’m backing the Wild -1.5 here. The Wild are really looking like a different team after their coaching change, and while it’s a matter of time before it wears off and things regress back to the mean but until they do I have to keep riding the wave. Chicago just can’t buy a break right now and Minnesota’s owned this matchup in the last couple of years. Give me the Wild -1.5.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Minnesota -1.5

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Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks prediction 12-3-23 NHL Picks

Minnesota Wild (7-10-4) vs Chicago Blackhawks (7-15)
2023-12-03 14:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -196 / Chicago Blackhawks +155 --- Over/Under: 6
(Get latest betting odds)

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild meet in NHL action from the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday afternoon. Can the Blackhawks snap the Wild’s mini win streak? Or will the Wild keep their run going since their coaching change? Let’s dive in and give out a Blackhawks vs. Wild Prediction.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks come into this game looking to rebound from a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets last time out. Connor Bedard leads the Blackhawks with 19 points including a team-high 11 goals along with 8 assists while Philipp Kurashev has 13 points with 4 goals and a team-high 9 assists. Jason Dickinson has 12 points with 7 goals and 5 assists and Ryan Donato has 10 points with 4 goals and 6 assists.  Petr Mrazek has gone 5-7 with a 3.37 GAA and a .900 save percentage in goal for the Blackhawks while Arvid Soderblom is 2-8 with a 3.71 GAA and an .883 save percentage this season.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Facts

  • The Blackhawks have lost each of their last 11 games against Central Division opponents.
  • The Blackhawks have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last 11 games against Central Division opponents.
  • The Blackhawks have lost the second period in each of their last four day games following a road loss.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Blackhawks’ last six games.

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Minnesota Wild Team Preview

The Minnesota Wild come into this game looking to build on back-to-back wins after a 6-1 win over Nashville in their last game. Mats Zuccarello has a team-high 23 points including a team-high 18 assists while Joel Eriksson Ek has 18 points with a team-high 11 goals and 7 assists. Kirill Kaprizov’s added 20 points of his own with 13 assists and Marco Rossi has 12 points with 6 goals and 6 assists. Filip Gustavsson has posted a 4-6-2 record with a 3.46 GAA and an .891 save percentage while Marc-Andre Fleury is 3-4-2 with a 3.46 GAA and an .875 save percentage this season.

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The Wild have won each of their last nine games against the Blackhawks.
  • The Wild have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last eight games following a road win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3’ market has hit in each of the Wild’s last 12 day games.
  • The Wild have lost the first period in each of their last five games following a road win.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Wild ranks 32nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (70.13%).
  • The Minnesota Wild ranks 28th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.67).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks ranks 30th in the league for goals per game this season (2.50).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks ranks T30th in the league in power play percentage this season (10.00%).

Blackhawks vs. Wild Prediction

I’m backing the Wild -1.5 here. The Wild are really looking like a different team after their coaching change, and while it’s a matter of time before it wears off and things regress back to the mean but until they do I have to keep riding the wave. Chicago just can’t buy a break right now and Minnesota’s owned this matchup in the last couple of years. Give me the Wild -1.5.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Minnesota -1.5

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Peter Trans is an acclaimed Expert NBA Handicapper, renowned for his insightful analysis and predictions in the world of professional basketball. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the game, Peter has established himself as a trusted authority among basketball enthusiasts and bettors alike. His expertise is showcased on SportsChatPlace.com, where he provides in-depth game analyses, betting tips, and forecasts that are both highly informative and remarkably accurate.

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