Last Updated May 11, 2022, 4:01 PM

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 Sunday for Game 4. Puck drop is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on TNT.

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Score Prediction

Blues 4, Wild 3

Best Bet

Blues -118
Over 6 (-115)

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MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES PREDICTIONS

The Wild hit the road for St. Louis for the first time in this series on Friday night. While Minnesota has been red-hot overall lately, a trip to St. Louis was expected to splash cold water on the Wild. After all, this is a team which entered Game 3 just 12-28 in the previous 40 playoff games as an underdog. However, the Wild started quick, posting goals by Jordan Greenway and Kirill Kaprizov in the first 2:18 of the game. The Kaprizov goal came on a breakaway, and he missed initially, but he stuck with it and banked it off of Ville Husso's skate for the goal. That took the crowd, and the Blues, completely out of it.

After losing two straight after a shutout in Game 1, some fans are calling for Stanley Cup champ Jordan Binnington to be inserted back into the crease. We'll see if that's the direction head coach Craig Berube goes, but the Blues need to do something, as they have have been outplayed badly in each of the past two outings.

MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING ODDS

Wild -105
Blues -118
Wild +1.5 (-250)
Blues -1.5 (+200)
Over 6 (-115)
Under 6 (-105)

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MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
  • Matchup: Central vs. Central
  • Venue: Enterprise Center
  • Location: St. Louis, Mo.
  • TV-Time: TNT, 4:30 p.m. ET

MINNESOTA WILD BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 55-23-7
  • ATS: 42-43
  • O/U: 47-35-3

The Wild were blanked in the series opener, but the offense has come alive with 11 total goals across the past two outings, while allowing just three goals. Marc-Andre Fleury picked up his 92nd career playoff win, tying Grant Fuhr for third all-time in NHL postseason history. The duo are now behind just Martin Brodeur (113) and Patrick Roy (151).

Minnesota has picked up victories in four of the past five road outings, while going 21-6 in the past 27 games overall. They're also 5-2 in the past seven as an underdog, while going 6-1 in the past seven on a day of rest and a perfect 5-0 in the past five appearances on a Sunday. While that's all well and good, they're still 2-5 in the past seven as a road 'dog, and 4-10 in the past 14 in the Quarterfinals Round, while going 13-28 in the past 41 playoff games as an underdog.

For totals, the UNDER has cashed in four of the past five games, while going 6-2 in the past eight as an underdog. The UNDER is 7-3 in the past 10 playoff games as an underdog, and 4-1 in the past five Western Conference Quarterfinals tilts.

ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 50-24-11
  • ATS: 48-37
  • O/U: 44-36-5

The Blues looked like they might mop up in this series, firing out to a 1-0 series lead with a 4-0 victory in St. Paul. Husso was sharp, the offense was good and the defense did its job, too. That wasn't the case in the past two games, as the Blues have looked soft, and been a bit of a train wreck. A change in goal is likely, although that's certainly not the only problem for St. Louis.

The Blues are just 1-4 in the past five games overall, their worst stretch in quite some time, as they finished the regular season on fire. They're 6-2 in the past eight games at home, while going 9-3 in the past 12 as a favorite.

For totals, the OVER is 4-1 in the past five at home, 20-8-1 in the past 29 games overall and 8-3 in the past 11 playoff games as a favorite.

The Blues look to get back on track after dropping the past two vs. the Wild. (Getty Images)

MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES CONCLUSION

The Wild have re-gained home-ice advantage in this series by winning Game 3 at Enterprise Center, but it's hard to believe that it won't be volleyed back and forth at least a couple of times, and that this series will go the distance. That probably depends on Game 4, however. The Blues need to show some fortitude and get off to a much better start, as Game 3's start was a disaster.

Husso coughed up two goals in the first 160 seconds, including a bank shot off of his skate from behind the goal. That cannot happen in the playoffs. You need your goalie to steal games, stand on his head, or at least be serviceable. Husso was none of those things in Game 3, and now it's likely he'll lose his job, or at least the very least be on a very, very short leash, as Berube suddenly finds himself in a tough spot. I think the Blues are battle-tested, experienced in the postseason, and will respond with a higher-scoring win on home ice, setting up a pivotal Game 5 in Minnesota with the series all tied up.

MINNESOTA WILD vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING TRENDS

  • Wild are 21-6 in the past 27 games overall.
  • Wild are 13-28 in the past 41 playoff games as a 'dog.
  • Wild are 4-10 in the past 14 Western QF games.
  • Blues are 1-4 in the past five games overall.
  • Blues are 6-2 in the past eight home games.
  • Blues are 20-9 in the past 29 as a home fave.
  • Blues are 9-3 in the past 12 overall as a fave.
  • Blues are 2-7 in the past nine playoff games as a fave.
  • UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight as an underdog for the Wild.
  • UNDER is 4-1 in the past five Western QF games for the Wild.
  • OVER is 20-8-1 in the past 29 games for the Blues.
  • Wild are 3-10 in the past 13 meetings.
  • Wild are 1-7 in the past eight in St. Louis.
  • Underdog is 9-4 in the past 13 meetings.
  • OVER is 8-3 in the past 11 meetings.
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