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Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues 05/12/2021 NHL Predictions, Picks & Game Analysis

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Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues 05-12-2021 NHL Predictions Picks & Game Analysis

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues 05/12/2021 – The Minnesota Wild’s quest to bag a home-ice advantage continues when they enter their last road trip of the regular season. Trailing the Colorado Avalanche by just three points, Minnesota will aim to sweep the St. Louis Blues on back-to-back nights at the Enterprise Center with the first game slated on Wednesday at 09:00 PM Eastern Time. The odds set by the top betting sportsbook show a complete deadlock in moneyline prices with each pegged at -111. The Blues are way behind the Wild in the standings, but the team is likewise on its way to the playoffs. St. Louis is set to face the winner of the West Division, which is most likely to be seized by the Vegas Golden Knights.

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues 05/12/2021

When: Wednesday, May 12, 9:00 PM ET

Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri

TV: NBCSN | BSMW

Stream: NHL.TV

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues 05/12/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Minnesota Wild -1.5 (+237) 6 o (-118) -111
St. Louis Blues +1.5 (-303) 6 u (-104) -111
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Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild is coming off a successful weekend as they nipped the Anaheim Ducks on back-to-back overtime games at home. It was the perfect way to end the team’s final homestand of the season that saw them win four of their last five games. Entering their last two games before the playoffs, Minnesota will try to bank on the surge in their aim to chase a home-ice advantage. The Avalanche stand in their way and odds suggest that Colorado is more likely to take the edge in the postseason, but the Wild is unbothered as they vow to be at their best when they visit the Blues to cap off the regular season.

Players to watch: K. Kaprizov LW (G 27 A 24 PTS 51), K. Fiala LW (G 20 A 20 PTS 40), M. Zuccarello RW (G 11 A 24 PTS 35).

St. Louis Blues

The Blues are bracing for an all-out war come playoff time. Awaiting their official opponent in the first round, St. Louis coach Craig Berube admits that no rival is tougher, stating that the challenge they are about to face is expected to be daunting, whoever their adversary is. Fortunately, their last assignment of the season will be against one of the remaining contenders in the division. Berube believes that playing the Wild on two consecutive nights is the most ideal schedule in St. Louis’ preparation for the next round. A win or two at home against Minnesota could result in not just the much-needed confidence, but it could also send some red alert that they are in the playoffs not just to participate, but to also compete. 

Players to watch: D. Perron LW (G 16 A 36 PTS 52), R. O’Reilly C (G 24 A 28 PTS 52), M. Hoffman LW (G 17 A 16 PTS 33).

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions

Trends

Wild

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 9 games.
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against St. Louis.
Wild is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Minnesota is 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.

Blues

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 games.
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 games against Minnesota.
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games at home.
St. Louis is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota.

Wild vs Blues Betting Picks

Minnesota will control what they can control, and one of them is to continue winning games. With the home-ice advantage in mind, the Wild will trounce the Blues in St. Louis to claim the first night of a back-to-back. Bets are expected to congest the markets for Minnesota in the best online betting sites for NHL. At pick’ em price, it is an opportunity to place wagers on a team that is still chasing a specific position before playoff time. 

Score Prediction: Wild 4, Blues 1.