St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild 05/02/2022 – On Monday night, the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild will meet on the ice at the Xcel Energy Center for the first round of the NHL playoffs. The St. Louis Blues finished third in the Central Division with a record of 49-22-11, while the Minnesota Wild finished second with a record of 53-22-7. The St. Louis Blues will be trying to improve their position after doing so well in the season. But NHL bets today are predicting a close win for the Minnesota Wild for Monday’s game.
St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild 05/02/2022
When: Monday, May 2, 9:30 PM ET
Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild 05/02/2022 Betting Odds:
|St. Louis Blues||+1.5 (-193)||5.5 o (-143)||+110|
|Minnesota Wild||-1.5 (+168)||5.5 u (+120)||-133|
St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues have won ten games of their last 13 played. As a team, the St. Louis Blues are scoring an average of 3.8 goals in each game and have been successful in 26.5 percent of their opportunities in the powerplay. The lead scorer for the team is Vladimir Tarasenko who has scored 34 goals so far. Robert Thomas has assisted 57 times. On defense, the St. Louis Blues are allowing opponents to score an average of 2.9 goals in each game, with Jordan Binnington facing most of the shots between the pipes.
Players to watch: V. Tarasenko RW (G 34, A 48, PTS 82), R. Thomas C (G 20, A 57, PTS 77), P. Buchnevich LW (G 30, A 46, PTS 76).
The Minnesota Wild are coming into the playoffs winning ten games out of their last 12 played. As a team, the Minnesota Wild are scoring an average of 3.7 goals in each game and have been successful in 20.9 percent of their opportunities in the powerplay. The top scorer for the team is Kirill Kaprizov who has scored 47 goals in this hockey season. Mats Zuccarello has contributed to the team with 55 assists. On defense, the Minnesota Wild are allowing opponents to score an average of 3.1 goals in each game.
Players to watch: K. Kaprizov LW (G 47, A 61, PTS 108), K. Fiala LW (G 33, A 52, PTS 85), M. Zuccarello RW (G 24, A 55, PTS 79).
St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 games.
St. Louis are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games.
St. Louis are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Minnesota.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of St. Louis’ last 13 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games.
Minnesota are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 8 games against St. Louis.
Minnesota are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis.
Blues vs Wild Betting Picks
The St. Louis Blues are playing beautifully in both their offense and defense. But the Minnesota Wild are still the stronger team of the two and are expected to win this matchup as per the latest NHL predictions.
Score Prediction: Wild 5, Blues 4.