Blues vs. Wild Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 6
Game 6 of the NHL Playoffs First Round will see the St. Louis Blues hit the ice against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, May 12, beginning at 9:30 PM ET. The Blues are ahead 3-2 in the series. The Wild are slight underdogs, at -106, and the Blues are -114. 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
Blues vs. Wild Game Info
- Game Day: Thursday, May 12, 2022
- Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Arena: Enterprise Center
Computer Predictions for Blues vs. Wild
Computer picks for Blues vs Wild
Blues 4 Wild 3
Blues vs. Wild Betting Trends
St. Louis has gone 36-20 as the oddsmakers’ choice this season.
The Blues have a record of 34-19 this season in games with their moneyline odds shorter than -114.
There is a 53.3% chance that St. Louis wins this game, per the moneyline.
St. Louis Blues Leaders
A leading contributor this season for St. Louis, Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 82 points in 75 games (34 goals and 48 assists).
Robert Thomas is contributing with 76 points (20 goals, 56 assists).
Jordan Kyrou has 75 total points for St. Louis, with 27 goals and 48 assists.
Ville Husso has a record of 25-7-6. He has conceded 100 goals (2.6 goals against average) and recorded 1136 saves with a .919 save percentage (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.
On defense, the Blues have conceded 239 goals (2.9 per game) to rank 11th in league play.
The team’s goal differential is fifth-best in the league at +70.
The Blues’ 64 power-play goals this season are second-best in the NHL (on 241 power-play chances).
The Blues have the league’s second-best power-play conversion rate at 26.6%.
The Blues’ nine shorthanded goals this season rank sixth.
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 league.
The Blues’ 12.4% shooting percentage leads the NHL.
The Blues average 20.2 hits and 12.2 blocked shots per game.
Wild vs. Blues Betting Trends
The Wild have been an underdog in 23 games this season, with 11 upset wins (47.8%).
Minnesota is 10-10 when bookmakers have listed them as underdogs of -106 or longer on the moneyline.
The Wild have a 51.5% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).
Minnesota Wild Leaders
Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov has collected 61 assists and 47 goals in 81 games, good for 108 points.
Minnesota’s Kevin Fiala has racked up 84 total points (one per game), with 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’s record stands at 28-23-5 on the season, giving up 159 goals (2.9 goals against average) and compiling 1573 saves with a .908 save percentage (37th in the league).
Minnesota Wild Season Stats
The Wild have the NHL’s fifth-best scoring offense (305 total goals, 3.7 per game).
The Wild have conceded 249 total goals (3.0 per game) to rank 16th.
Their +56 goal differential is eighth-best in the league.
The Wild have put up 53 power-play goals this season (12th in the NHL) on 258 power-play chances.
The Wild have the NHL’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 rate in the NHL.
The Wild are shooting 11.4% (second in the league).
The Wild have yet to shut out an opponent this season.
Blues and Wild Injury Report
Blues: Marco Scandella: Day To Day (Lower-body), Mackenzie MacEachern: Out (Upper-body), Torey Krug: Day To Day (Lower Body)
The Blues on the moneyline (-114) is our best bet after taking a look at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will go over the total of 6.5 goals, with the Wild (+1.5) covering the spread.
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