St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 10 (5/10): NHL

St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 10 (5/10): NHL

Credit: photo by Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds:

Time 9:30 p.m. EST
Blues money line +120
Blues spread +1.5 (-220)
Wild money line -140
Wild spread -1.5 (+180)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  St Louis Blues Minnesota Wild
Record 51-24-11 55-24-7
Home / road record 24-13-6 32-9-2
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 46-36-4 49-34-3

 

Preview

The St Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild will meet again at the Enterprise Center in St Louis to play the Game 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 24-19 on the road with a 51-24-11 record overall ranking 3rd in the Central division. The Blues are 19-11 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.

Vladimir Tarasenko has 34 goals and 48 assists for the Blues. Ryan O'Reilly has scored seven goals with six assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Blues are 5-4-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 32-11 at home this season with a 55-24-7 record overall ranking 2nd in the Central Division. The Wild have gone 15-15 against division opponents. Minnesota ranks fifth in the league recording 10 points per game, averaging 3.7 goals and 6.2 assists.

Kirill Kaprizov has 47 goals and 61 assists for the Wild. Ryan Hartman has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 ga

In their last 10 games the Wild are 7-3, averaging four goals, 6.6 assists, 5.2 penalties and 14.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games.

St. Louis are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games against Minnesota.

Minnesota are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games against St. Louis.

Minnesota are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games at home.

Prediction

The Blues bounced back to beat the Wild in Game 4 and tie the series but it will be tough for them as they will go back to Minnesota where the Wild win the 74% of the time this season and they'll be forced to win at home or things will get complicated for them. Take the Wild.

PICK: Wild ML (-140)

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