Blues vs. Wild Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 4

by | May 7, 2022

Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs First Round on Sunday will see the St. Louis Blues host the Minnesota Wild, beginning at 4:30 PM ET. The Wild are ahead in the series 2-1. Blues (-117) versus Wild (-105) looks pretty even, according to the moneyline odds. Find more below on the Blues vs. Wild betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Blues vs. Wild Spread and Betting Line

Blues vs Wild Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Blues -117 Wild -105

Blues vs. Wild Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, May 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Arena: Enterprise Center

Computer Predictions for Blues vs. Wild

Computer picks for Blues vs Wild
Score Prediction
Blues 4 Wild 3

Blues vs. Wild Betting Trends

  • Through 56 games as the moneyline favorite this season, St. Louis has been victorious 36 times.
  • In 52 games with lower than -117 moneyline odds this season, the Blues have won 33.
  • St. Louis has a 53.9% chance of winning this game, looking at the moneyline odds.

St. Louis Blues Leaders

  • Vladimir Tarasenko is one of St. Louis’ leading contributors with 82 points. He has 34 goals and 48 assists this season.
  • Robert Thomas has 20 goals and 56 assists to total 76 points (1.1 per game).
  • Jordan Kyrou has scored 27 goals and added 48 assists through 74 games for St. Louis.
  • Ville Husso (25-7-6) has a goals against average of 2.6 on the season, and 1136 saves. His .919 save percentage ranks 15th in the league.

St. Louis Blues Season Stats

  • The Blues’ 309 goals this season make them the third-best scoring team in the league.
  • The Blues are ranked 11th in total goals against, giving up 2.9 goals per game (239 total) in NHL play.
  • The team’s goal differential is fifth-best in the league at +70.
  • The 64 power-play goals the Blues have put up this season have come on 241 power-play chances, ranking them second-best in the NHL.
  • The Blues have the NHL’s second-best power-play conversion rate at 26.6%.
  • The Blues have scored a total of nine shorthanded goals this season.
  • The Blues’ penalty-kill percentage (84.1%) is the NHL’s fifth-best.
  • The Blues’ players win 50.3% of their faceoffs to rank 14th in the NHL.
  • The Blues shoot 12.4% as a team, top in the league).
  • The Blues average 20.2 hits and 12.2 blocked shots per game.

Wild vs. Blues Betting Trends

  • The Wild have been made the underdog 23 times this season, and upset their opponent 11 times.
  • Minnesota has won nine of its 19 games when it is the underdog by -105 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this contest implies a 51.2% chance for the Wild to win.

Minnesota Wild Leaders

  • Kirill Kaprizov has recorded 47 goals (0.6 per game) and put up 61 assists (0.8 per game), averaging 3.6 shots per game and shooting 16.3%. That makes him among the leaders for Minnesota with 108 total points (1.3 per game).
  • Kevin Fiala has made a major impact for Minnesota this season with 84 points, thanks to 33 goals and 51 assists.
  • Minnesota’s Mats Zuccarello has 79 points, courtesy of 24 goals (fifth on team) and 55 assists (second).
  • Marc-Andre Fleury has a .908 save percentage (37th in the league), with 1573 total saves, while allowing 159 goals (2.9 goals against average). He has put up a 28-23-5 record between the posts for Minnesota this season.

Minnesota Wild Season Stats

  • The Wild have scored the fifth-most goals (305 goals, 3.7 per game) in the league.
  • The Wild’s 249 total goals allowed (3.0 per game) rank 16th in the league.
  • Their +56 goal differential is eighth-best in the league.
  • The Wild have recorded 53 power-play goals this season (on 258 power-play chances). That ranks 12th in the NHL.
  • The Wild have the league’s 18th-ranked power-play conversion rate of 20.5%.
  • The Wild have scored two shorthanded goals this season (29th among NHL squads).
  • The Wild’s 23rd-ranked penalty kill rate is 76.5%.
  • The Wild win 47.6% of their faceoffs. That’s the 27th-ranked percentage in the NHL.
  • The Wild are shooting 11.4% (second in the league).
  • The Wild have not had a shutout win yet this season.

Blues and Wild Injury Report

Blues: Nick Leddy: Day To Day (Upper-body), Mackenzie MacEachern: Out (Upper-body), Torey Krug: Day To Day (Lower Body), Scott Perunovich: Out (Wrist)

Wild: None

Betting Tips for Blues vs. Wild

We have the Blues predicted as our best bet on the moneyline in this game, and our pick against the spread is the . Our computer model has the scoring going under the total of goals once the game has been played.

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