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Last Updated Apr 16, 2022, 20:34 PM

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Minnesota Wild (46-21-4) travel to meet the St. Louis Blues (44-20-10) at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Saturday. Puck drop is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ABC/ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Blues 4, Wild 3

Best Bet

Blues -118
Over 6 (-110)

MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES PREDICTIONS

If the season were to end today, these two teams would be facing each other. The teams are actually tied for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, so this is a critical game to help determine home-ice advantage in the playoffs. The Wild actually have a game in hand, although the Blues have posted more victories in regulation. Should these teams tie in points when the dust settles at the end of the regular season, that latter fact would be the determining tiebreaker for home-ice advantage.

Minnesota has posted a sparkling 12-1-2 record across the past 15 games, spurred on by the acquisition of veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury at the NHL's trade deadline. But he hasn't done it alone, as Cam Talbot has also been rejuvenated in net, and the offense and power-play units are humming along, too.

St. Louis has picked up a point in 10 consecutive games, going 9-0-1, last losing in regulation back on March 26 against the Carolina Hurricanes at home. The only blemish during the 10-game run is a wild 6-5 overtime loss in Edmonton on April 1, no foolin'.

These teams last met on April 8 in St. Louis, with the Blues eking out a 4-3 overtime victory for the extra point, as Robert Thomas delivered the GWG 87 seconds into the extra session, beating Talbot.

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MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING ODDS

Wild +100
Blues -118
Wild +1.5 (-263)
Blues -1.5 (+210)
Over 5.5 (-189)
Under 5.5 (+138)

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MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
  • Matchup: Central vs. Central
  • Venue: Enterprise Center
  • Location: St. Louis, Mo.
  • TV-Time: ABC/ESPN+, 3:00 p.m. ET

MINNESOTA WILD BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 46-21-6
  • ATS: 35-38
  • O/U: 40-30-3

The Wild have been absolutely sizzling lately, cashing for bettors in 12 of the past 15 games overall, with a regulation loss April 5 at Nashville, the OT setback in St. Louis on April 8, and an OT loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins in St. Paul on March 31.

The Wild are no strangers to close games, as six of their previous 12 games have been decided in overtime, going 4-2 in those games. Even more odd, all four of the wins were by 3-2 scores, and both of the OT losses were by 4-3 setbacks.

Minnesota has picked up eight victories in the past 11 tries against teams with an overall winning record, while taking seven of the past nine inside the Western Conference.

On totals, the Wild has cashed the UNDER at a 10-4-1 clip in the previous 15 games, while going 10-2 in the past 12 following a straight-up win. The OVER is popping at a 12-5-2 clip in the past 19 games inside the division.

ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 44-20-10
  • ATS: 44-30
  • O/U: 37-32-5

The Blues have won seven in a row, and they're 9-0-1 across the past 10 games. St. Louis has also cashed in five straight on home ice, including that all-important head-to-head win over Minnesota at Enterprise Center just a week ago.

The Blues are 20-7 in the past 27 games against the Western Conference, while going 5-1 in the past six against the Central Division. They're also 4-0 in the past four when playing on a day of rest.

St. Louis has managed a 3-0-1 mark to the OVER in the past four outings, while going 9-3 in the past 12 when working on a day of rest. The OVER is also 6-1 in the past seven meetings overall in this series.

The Wild look to top the Blues for the first time in eight tries. (Getty Images)

MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING CONCLUSION

This should be a game with a playoff feel. Both teams have looked not only like playoff contenders lately, but teams capable of going deep into the postseason. It's actually a bit of a shame that for all intents and purposes, these teams will play each other in the first round, and somebody is going to be on the couch watching the second round and beyond.

I don't know what's going to happen in a potential playoff series, although I wouldn't be surprised to see a series need seven games. The Wild have had a penchant for playing a lot of close games, and needing overtime to decided a winner. That wouldn't be surprising here, too, in this super important game. I think the Blues maintain their mastery of the Wild, especially since they're on home ice. St. Louis has won four in a row in the series, and six straight on Enterprise Center ice. Look for the Blues to skate away with two points, but it wouldn't be shocking to see overtime needed yet again.

MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING TRENDS

  • Wild are 12-3 in the past 15 games overall.
  • Wild are 8-3 in the past 11 vs. winning teams.
  • Wild are 7-2 in past nine vs. Western Conference.
  • Blues are 7-0 in the past seven games overall.
  • Blues are 5-0 in the past five home games.
  • Blues are 20-7 in the past 27 vs. Western Conference.
  • Blues are 5-1 in the past six vs. Central Division.
  • UNDER is 10-4-1 in past 15 games overall for Wild.
  • UNDER is 10-2 in past 12 following SU win for Wild.
  • OVER is 12-5-2 in past 19 vs. Central Division for Wild.
  • OVER is 3-0-1 in past four games overall for Blues.
  • OVER is 3-0-1 in past four following SU win for Blues.
  • Blues are 4-0 in past four meetings vs. Wild.
  • Blues are 6-0 in past six home meetings vs. Wild.
  • Home team is 4-1 in past five meetings.
  • OVER is 6-1 in past seven meetings.

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