Minnesota Wild vs St Louis Blues Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 12 (5/12): NHL

Minnesota Wild vs St Louis Blues Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 12 (5/12): NHL

Credit: photo by Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds:

Time 9:30 p.m. EST
Blues money line -115
Blues spread -1.5 (+215)
Wild money line -105
Wild spread +1.5 (-260)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  St Louis Blues Minnesota Wild
Record 52-24-11 55-25-7
Home / road record 27-11-5 23-15-5
Streak W2 L2
Goals per game 3.77 3.72
Goals allowed per game 2.92 3.04
Shots per game 30.4 32.5
Shots allowed per game 31.6 31.4
PP % 27.0% 20.5%
PK % 15.60% 24.23%
Over / under record 47-36-4 50-34-3

 

Preview

The St Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild will meet again at the Enterprise Center in St Louis to play the Game 6 of the playoffs 1st round in the West. The Blues won the last 2 games to take the lead 3-2 on the series.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 23-20 on the road this season with a 55-25-7 record overall ranking 2nd in the Central Division. The Wild have gone 15-16 against division opponents. Minnesota ranks fifth in the league recording 10 points per game, averaging 3.7 goals and 6.2 assists.

Mats Zuccarello has 24 goals and 55 assists for the Wild. Kirill Kaprizov has 10 goals and nine assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Wild are 6-4, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.8 assists, 5.1 penalties and 13.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

St Louis Blues

The Blues have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are 27-16 at home with a 52-24-11 record overall ranking 3rd in the Central division. The Blues are 20-11 against the rest of their division. St. Louis has scored 309 goals and is third in the NHL averaging 3.8 goals per game. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the team with 34.

Robert Thomas has 20 goals and 56 assists for the Blues. Ryan O'Reilly has scored eight goals and added six assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Blues are 6-4, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games against St. Louis.

Minnesota are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

Minnesota are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games.

St. Louis are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.

Prediction

The Blues have won the last 2 games with the same score 5-2 and they'll play at home this time where they win the 63% of the time this season and have won 8 of the last 9 games vs Minnesota. Look for the Blues to stay hot offensively and end this series at home.

PICK: Blues ML (-115)

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