Minnesota Wild vs St Louis Blues Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 6 (5/6): NHL

Minnesota Wild vs St Louis Blues Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 6 (5/6): NHL

Credit: photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds:

Time 9:30 p.m. EST
Blues money line -105
Blues spread +1.5 (-250)
Wild money line -115
Wild spread -1.5 (+220)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  St Louis Blues Minnesota Wild
Record 50-23-11 54-23-7
Home / road record 26-10-5 22-14-5
Streak W1 L1
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 45-35-4 48-33-3

 

Preview

The St Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild will meet again at the Enterprise Center in St Louis to play the Game 3 of the playoffs 1st round in the West. The Blues won the first game 4-0 and the Wild tied the series by beating them 6-2 in Game 2.

St Louis Blues

The Blues have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are 26-15 at home with a 50-23-11 record overall ranking 3rd in the Central division. The Blues are 18-7-3 against the rest of their division. St. Louis has scored 308 goals and is third in the NHL averaging 3.8 goals per game. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the team with 34.

David Perron has scored 27 goals with 30 assists for the Blues. Ryan O'Reilly has five goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Blues are 6-4, averaging 4.3 goals, 7.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 22-19 on the road this season with a 54-23-7 record overall ranking 2nd in the Central Division. The Wild have gone 14-11-3 against division opponents. Minnesota ranks fifth in the league recording 10 points per game, averaging 3.7 goals and 6.2 assists.

Kevin Fiala has scored 33 goals with 51 assists for the Wild. Joel Eriksson Ek has seven goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Wild are 8-2, averaging four goals, 6.8 assists, 5.1 penalties and 13.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against St. Louis.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road.

Minnesota are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games against Minnesota.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Blues have dominated the Wild lately as they have won 5 of the last 6 head to head games and have won the last 7 games played at home against them. The Blues are also winning the 63% of the time at home this season. Take the Blues in Game 3.

PICK: Blues ML (-105)

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