Money Line Pick
Minnesota and Columbus square-off for the second time in the last week as the Wild visits Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets return home after a few days rest following a tough 5-4 loss in Minnesota. The Wild won’t be as lucky this time as they come off a road visit to Detroit. Luckily for them, they were able to manhandle the NHL’s worst team. Both teams have split the last 10 head-to-head meetings. The Wild have won two-straight over the Blue Jackets. The road hasn’t been the best place for Minnesota this season. Columbus is desperate for a win, and this is the type of game where they can get one. Take the Blue Jackets at home.
Over Under Pick
Minnesota recorded its third five-goal or more performance in its last four games. This time they rolled to seven goals, while only giving up one goal to the Detroit Red Wings. Columbus has scored a lot of goals even in losses in nine of its last 10 games. The last time the Wild visited Nationwide Arena, they and the Blue Jackets combined for a six-goal total. Therefore taking an over in a match-up that features a 5.5-point total is the right move.