St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Betting Tips and Predictions

by | Apr 7, 2022

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
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Blues -115 Wild -106

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
Score Prediction
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)

    Betting Tips for Blues vs. Wild

    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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