Last Updated May 07, 2022, 3:21 AM

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

The Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues shift their best-of-seven Western Conference Quarterfinals Series to Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Friday for Game 3. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on TNT.

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Score Prediction

Blues 4, Wild 3

Best Bet

Blues -110
Over 6.5 (+100)

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MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES PREDICTIONS

The Blues dominated Game 1 behind Ville Husso, who turned aside all 37 shots he faced for the shutout in St. Paul. David Perron scored two power-play goals and an even-strength marker for a hat trick, while Ryan O'Reilly also had a goal, while Perron chipped in with an assist on that one, too, factoring in on all the goals.

However, the Wild turned the tables and salvaged the split on home ice with a dominant 6-2 victory to help cash the OVER for bettors. We saw Joel Eriksson Ek scored two goals, and appear to have a third, before Blues head coach Craig Berube won a challenge for offsides to negate the hat trick. It would have been the first-ever hat trick in Minnesota Wild franchise history. Shortly thereafter, Kirill Kaprizov notched an empty-net goal to claim that historic first with his first-career NHL playoffs hatty.

The trends point to a Blues victory here, and with at least one hat trick in each of the first two games, we should see plenty of goals, too.

MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING ODDS

Wild +100
Blues -110
Wild +1.5 (-233)
Blues -1.5 (+215)
Over 6.5 (+100)
Under 6.5 (-110)

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MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Matchup: Central vs. Central
  • Venue: Enterprise Center
  • Location: St. Louis, Mo.
  • TV-Time: TNT, 9:30 p.m. ET

MINNESOTA WILD BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 54-23-7
  • ATS: 41-43
  • O/U: 47-34-3

The Wild and Blues have actually matched each other in the goals department, 6-6, with all of Minnesota's production coming in Game 2 at home As such, the UNDER and OVER has split in this series, with the favorite also splitting both on the money line and the puck line.

The Wild have been on fire lately, winning 20 of the past 26 games overall, while going 4-1 in the past five against teams with a winning overall record. However, they're 2-5 in the past seven as a road underdog, while going just 12-28 in the past 40 playoff games as a 'dog, and 3-10 in the past 13 games in the Western Conference Quarterfinals Round.

For totals, the UNDER is 5-2 in the past seven for the Wild as a 'dog, while going 9-3 in the past 12 in the Quarterfinals. In addition, the OVER is 37-18 in the past 55 when playing on a day of rest.

ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 50-23-11
  • ATS: 48-36
  • O/U: 44-35-5

The Blues look to get back to work after a dominant Game 1, and a shaky Game 2. After falling behind 4-0 in Game 2, the Blues showed some fight with a Jordan Kyrou power-play marker, and a Vladimir Tarasenko score to slice the lead in half early in the third. But that's when Kaprizov took over and bagged two of his three goals to send the home folks away happy.

St. Louis has won 13 of the past 17 games overall, joining Minnesota among the hottest teams in the league heading into the postseason. So it wouldn't be shocking to see this be a long, drawn-out series. The Blues are 6-2 in the past eight on home ice, while going 9-2 in the past 11 as a favorite. They are just 2-6 in the past eight playoff games when favored, however.

As far as the total, it's all OVER all the time for St. Louis. The OVER is 20-7-1 in the past 28 games overall, while going 4-1 in the past five at home, and 6-2 in the past eight as a favorite. The OVER is 8-3 in the past 11 playoff games as a favorite, too.

The Wild and Blues face off in a pivotal Game 3 at Enterprise Center. (Getty Images)

MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES CONCLUSION

This is going to be a game with a lot of goals, most likely. The Blues get the Wild on home ice, and St. Louis has had their way with Minnesota at the Enterprise Center. It's likely we'll see Husso play better than he did in Game 2, but not nearly as well as Game 1, either. It's difficult to keep the likes of Kaprizov down, and he is a rising superstar in this league that a lot more fans will get exposure to in these playoffs.

In addition, I think St. Louis is able to win, but it wouldn't be surprising to see overtime needed to determine a winner in this pivotal game. Go lightly on the OVER, and play the home side in what the books think is essentially a coin-flip Game 3.

MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING TRENDS

  • Wild are 20-6 in the past 26 games overall.
  • Wild are 2-5 in the past seven as a road underdog.
  • Wild are 12-28 in the past 40 playoff games as a 'dog.
  • Wild are 3-10 in the past 13 Western QF games.
  • Blues are 13-4 in the past 17 games overall.
  • Blues are 6-2 in the past eight home games.
  • Blues are 20-8 in the past 28 as a home fave.
  • Blues are 9-2 in the past 11 overall as a fave.
  • Blues are 2-6 in the past eight playoff games as a fave.
  • UNDER is 5-2 in the past seven as an underdog for the Wild.
  • UNDER is 9-3 in the past 12 Western QF games for the Wild.
  • OVER is 20-7-1 in the past 28 games for the Blues.
  • OVER is 4-1 in the past five home games for the Blues.
  • OVER is 6-2 in the past eight as a favorite for the Blues.
  • OVER is 8-3 in the past 11 playoff games as a fave for the Blues.
  • Wild are 3-13 in the past 16 meetings.
  • Wild are 8-20 in the past 28 in St. Louis.
  • Home team is 6-2 in the past eight meetings.
  • Underdog is 8-3 in the past 11 meetings.
  • OVER is 5-1 in the past six meetings.
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