The 13th edition of the NHL's Winter Classic is set to take place tonight, New Years Day, at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Wild will host the Blues in what was supposed to be the 2021 edition of the event, but it was postponed a year due to COVID-19.
The player's in tonight's game will need to be dressed warmly. It could get as cold as -18°.
This will be the second Winter Classic for the Blues, and the first ever that the Wild will participate in. Let's take a look at the odds for the game via WynnBET.
Winter Classic Blues vs. Wild Odds and Total
- Blues -105
- Wild -115
- Blues +1.5 (-240)
- Wild -1.5 (+200)
- 6 (Over +100/Under -120)
Blues vs. Wild Betting Trends
- The UNDER is 5-1 in the Blues' last six games.
- Blues are 6-2 in their lsat eight games.
- Blues are 6-1 in their last seven games against Wild.
- The OVER is 11-4 in the Wild's last 15 games.
- Wild are 8-4 in their last 12 games.
Blues vs. Wild Prediction and Pick
I haven't bought in on the Blues being a legitimately good team yet. They're 20th in the NHL in CORSI% and they allow the fifth most high danger scoring chances at 12.5. That's not a good recipe when you're facing a Wild team that ranks second in the NHL in shooting percentage, finding the back of the net on 11.05 percent of their shots.
The Wild are only one point behind the Blues atop the Central Division standings, but they have two games in hand. A win tonight would leapfrog them past the Blues for the top spot in the division, and I think they get it done against an overrated Blues squad.