St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 4 (5/4): NHL

St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 4 (5/4): NHL

Credit: photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds:

Time 9:30 p.m. EST
Blues money line +110
Blues spread +1.5 (-230)
Wild money line -130
Wild spread -1.5 (+190)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats

  St Louis Blues Minnesota Wild
Record 50-22-11 53-23-7
Road / home record 24-12-6 31-9-2
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 44-35-4 47-33-3

 

Preview

The St Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild will meet again at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota to play the Game 2 of the playoffs 1st round in the West. The Blues won the first game 4-0. Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and an assist, Torey Krug added three assists and Ville Husso made 37 saves for the shutout in his postseason debut for the Blues.

St Louis Blues

The Blues have won 4 of their last 6 games and are 24-18 on the road with a 50-22-11 record overall ranking 3rd in the Central division. The Blues are 18-6-3 against the rest of their division. St. Louis has scored 306 goals and is third in the NHL averaging 3.8 goals per game. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the team with 34.

Tarasenko leads the Blues with 34 goals and has 82 points. Pavel Buchnevich has 17 points over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

In their last 10 games the Blues are 7-3, averaging 4.7 goals, 9.3 assists, 2.5 penalties and five penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 31-11 at home this season with a 53-23-7 record overall ranking 2nd in the Central Division. The Wild have gone 13-11-3 against division opponents. Minnesota ranks fifth in the league recording 10 points per game, averaging 3.7 goals and 6.2 assists.

Kaprizov leads the Wild with 47 goals and has 108 points. Kevin Fiala has 22 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

In their last 10 games the Wild are 7-3, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.1 assists, four penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3 goals per game with an .898 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Minnesota.

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

Minnesota are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games at home.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis.

Prediction

The Blues have dominated the Wild lately as they have won the last 6 head to head games but Minnesota are still a tough team to beat at their home ice, they have won 14 of their last 17 games at home and score an average of 4.1 gpg at home so expect them to play much better this time. These are the #2 and #4 offenses in the league and the over has cashed in 4 of their last 5 head to head games. Over hits this time.

PICK: Over 6 (-110)

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