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Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Minnesota Wild and the Columbus Blue Jackets will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Nationwide Arena.

Oddsmakers opened the Blue Jackets as -135-moneyline favorites versus the Wild, while the game's total opened at 5.5.

The Blue Jackets were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -156 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Wild were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota:
Team record: 31-25-7 SU

Columbus:
Team record: 31-20-14 SU

Next up:
Minnesota home to Washington Sunday, March 1
Columbus home to Vancouver Sunday, March 1