St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Betting Tips and Predictions
Blues vs. Wild Betting Picks & Predictions
The St. Louis Blues (40-20-10) will host the Minnesota Wild (43-21-5) on Friday at 8:00 PM ET, in a game featuring two of the best teams in the Western Conference. The Wild are slight underdogs, at -106, and the Blues are -115. Find more below on the Blues vs. Wild betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Blues vs. Wild Betting Line
Blues vs Wild Betting Information
Blues vs. Wild Game Info
- Game Day: Friday, April 8, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 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
Through 45 games as the moneyline favorite this season, St. Louis has won 28 of those matchups.
Through 43 games with moneyline odds shorter than -115 this season, the Blues have been victorious 27 times.
The moneyline odds imply that St. Louis has a 53.5% chance of winning this contest.
St. Louis Blues Leaders
A leading contributor this season for St. Louis, Jordan Kyrou has scored 63 points in 63 games (23 goals and 40 assists).
Vladimir Tarasenko has 61 points (1.0 per game), scoring 25 goals and adding 36 assists.
Robert Thomas has 60 total points for St. Louis, with 16 goals and 44 assists.
Ville Husso (21-6-5) has a 2.4 goals against average and a .924 save percentage (fifth-best in the league).
St. Louis Blues Season Stats
The Blues score the fourth-most goals in the league, averaging 3.6 per game for a total of 252 this season.
The Blues are ranked 10th in league action for the fewest goals against this season, having conceded 200 total goals (2.9 per game).
The team has the league’s sixth-best goal differential at +52 this season.
The 53 power-play goals the Blues have recorded this season have come on 203 power-play chances, ranking them fourth-best in the NHL.
The Blues have the league’s third-best power-play conversion rate at 26.1%.
The Blues’ nine shorthanded goals this season rank fourth.
The Blues’ penalty-kill percentage (83.2%) is the league’s fifth-best.
The Blues win 50.3% of their faceoffs (14th in the NHL).
The Blues have an 11.8% shooting percentage as a team (leading the league).
The Blues have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 20.8 hits and 12.4 blocked shots per game.
Wild vs. Blues Betting Trends
The Wild have been the underdog 19 times this season, and upset their opponent in nine, or 47.4%, of those games.
Minnesota has 18 games this season playing as the underdog by -106 or longer, and is 9-9 in those contests.
Oddsmakers have implied, based on the moneyline in this matchup, that the Wild have a 51.5% chance to win.
Minnesota Wild Leaders
Kirill Kaprizov is a leading scorer for Minnesota, with 87 points this season. He has recorded 40 goals and 47 assists in 68 games.
Mats Zuccarello is a top scorer for Minnesota, with 71 total points this season. He has netted 21 goals and provided 50 assists in 61 contests.
Minnesota’s Kevin Fiala has 61 points (23 goals, 38 assists) this season.
Marc-Andre Fleury has a .910 save percentage (24th in the league), with 1388 total saves, while conceding 138 goals (2.9 goals against average). He has compiled a 22-22-5 record between the posts for Minnesota this season.
Minnesota Wild Season Stats
The Wild’s 249 total goals (3.6 per game) are the fifth-most in the NHL.
The Wild’s 211 total goals given up (3.1 per game) rank 16th in the NHL.
Their +38 goal differential is eighth-best in the league.
The Wild have scored 43 power-play goals this season (on 210 power-play chances). That ranks 18th in the NHL.
The Wild have the league’s 18th-ranked power-play conversion rate of 20.5%.
The Wild have scored one shorthanded goal this season (32nd among NHL teams).
The 75.7% of opponent power plays the Wild kill is the 24th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the league.
The Wild have the league’s 29th-ranked faceoff win rate (47%).
The Wild’s collective 11.1% shooting percentage ranks third in the league.
The Wild have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 22.8 hits and 13.6 blocked shots per game.
Blues and Wild Injury Report
Blues: Tyler Bozak: Out (Lower-body), Torey Krug: Out (Upper-body), Scott Perunovich: Out (Wrist), Logan Brown: Day To Day (Illness)
Wild: Jon Merrill: Out (Upper Body), Matt Boldy: Day To Day (Upper Body), Matt Dumba: Day To Day (Upper Body)
Our best bet is Blues on the moneyline at -115 and after taking a look at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will stay under the total of goals.
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