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

The St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild meet at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. on Wednesday night for Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, a best-of-seven series. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN.

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Score Prediction

Blues 3, Wild 2

Best Bet

Blues +114
Under 6.5 (-114)

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ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. MINNESOTA WILD PREDICTIONS

The Blues picked up a dominating 4-0 victory in St. Paul in Game behind Ville Husso, as he turned aside all 37 of the shots he faced. David Perron had a pair of power-play goals and an even-strength marker while adding an assist. Perron became the 14th different player in St. Louis franchise history to post a hat trick in a playoff game, and he is the first to do it in the team's opening game of the postseason.

Husso was also making his first-career postseason appearance, and he set the tone early with 12 saves in the first period. The Blues improved to a ridiculous 10-0-1 across the past 11 meetings with the Wild, including all three regular-season meetings by a combined 16-12 score. The UNDER result in Game 1 was a stark contrast to the three games in the regular season which saw the OVER hit in each outing.

ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. MINNESOTA WILD BETTING ODDS

Blues +114
Wild -125
Blues +1.5 (-222)
Wild -1.5 (+205)
Over 6 (-125)
Under 6.5 (-114)

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ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. MINNESOTA WILD BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
  • Matchup: Central
  • Venue: XCel Energy Center
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • TV-Time: ESPN, 9:30 p.m. ET

ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 50-22-11
  • ATS: 48-35
  • O/U: 43-35-5

The Blues are probably the last team the Wild wanted to face in the postseason, as St. Louis has posted a 10-0-1 mark in the past 11 meetings with Minnesota. Husso was amazing in shutting down the Wild, turning aside all 37 shots he faced in Game 1. He was 2-0-0 with a 3.92 GAA and .892 SV% in two regular-season starts against the Wild, too.

The Blues have now cashed in eight of the past nine road outings, while winning four of the past five games as an underdog. The Blues are also a very impressive 7-2 in the past nine as a road 'dog, while snapping an 0-6 skid as an underdog in playoff games with their Game 1 upset win. The good news for bettors and Blues fans is that St. Louis has stacked wins lately, going 10-2 in the past 12 games following a victory.

MINNESOTA WILD BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 53-23-7
  • ATS: 40-43
  • O/U: 46-34-3

The Wild slipped to 0-4 in the past four playoff games as a favorite, and just 1-6 in the previous seven Western Conference Quarterfinals games. Minnesota is 43-11 in the previous 54 as a home favorite, but all of that amazing history couldn't help it solve Husso in the opening game.

As far as totals are concerned, the UNDER is now 5-1 in the previous six Quarterfinal Round games, while going 7-3 in the past 10 playoff games when favored.

Minnesota is going to have to turn things around in a hurry against St. Louis, a team which it has beaten just once in the past five games in St. Paul, and three times in the past 17 meetings overall. The underdog is also 8-3 in the previous 11 meetings, which also doesn't bode well for the home side.

The Wild couldn't sneak one by Ville Husso of the Blues in Game 1, losing 4-0. (Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. MINNESOTA WILD CONCLUSION

The Blues have steamrolled the Wild in recent times, and they carried over the momentum into the opening game. The Wild will be looking to salvage a split on home ice before heading to St. Louis for Game 3. But the Blues are playing so well, and dominating the Wild so much, that there is no way you can possibly like Minnesota, especially as a favorite.

St. Louis is a great value as short 'dogs, and you likely can hit the UNDER again for Wednesday's game, as Husso looked like an impenetrable wall. The underdog has hit in eight of the previous 11 meetings in this series, and you can back the Blues to go up 2-0 in the series, heading home with a commanding lead.

ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. MINNESOTA WILD BETTING TRENDS

  • Blues are 13-3 in the past 16 games overall.
  • Blues are 8-1 in the nine road games.
  • Blues are 1-6 in the past seven playoff games as a 'dog.
  • Wild are 21-8 in the past 29 games overall.
  • Wild are 43-11 in the past 54 as a home favorite.
  • Wild are 2-10 in the past 12 playoff games as a fave.
  • Wild are 1-6 in the past seven Western QF games.
  • OVER is 19-7-1 in the past 27 games for the Blues.
  • OVER is 12-4-1 in the past 17 road games for the Blues.
  • OVER is 37-19-1 in the past 57 home games for the Wild.
  • OVER is 30-11-1 in the past 42 as a home fave for the Wild.
  • Blues are 14-3 in the past 17 meetings.
  • Wild are 2-6 in the past eight home meetings vs. Blues.
  • OVER is 4-1 in the past five meetings.
  • OVER is 4-1 in the past five meetings in Minnesota.
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