NHL FREE BETTING TIP: St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild
- Title : NHL FREE BETTING TIP: St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild finally defeated the St. Louis Blues after six consecutive losses to tie the series at 1 game apiece but will have a tough time repeating that when they travel to St. Louis to visit the Blues in Enterprise Center
The St. Louis Blues are hosting the Minnesota Wild after winning one game on the road. The Blues have been dominating the Wild in recent years and are having a chance to get one step away from the second round with the next two games been scheduled for the Enterprise Center.
St. Louis is 49-22-11 overall with a 16-5-3 record in Central Division games. The Blues have gone 28-8-5 in games they convert at least one power play.
David Perron has scored 27 goals with 30 assists for the Blues. Ryan O'Reilly has five goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.
The Blues are 6-3-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 4.3 goals, 7.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.
The Minnesota Wild finally won a game against the St. Louis Blues as their 6-2 game 2 win was the first against the Blues after six consecutive losses.
Minnesota finished the regular season as the second seed in the Western Conference but were unlucky to get the Blues in the opening round and they lost the home court advantage after a 4-0 loss in the opening game of the series.
Minnesota has an 11-9-3 record in Central Division games and a 53-22-7 record overall. The Wild have committed 354 total penalties (4.3 per game) to rank third in NHL play.
Kevin Fiala has scored 33 goals with 51 assists for the Wild. Joel Eriksson Ek has seven goals and four assists over the past 10 games.
The Wild are 8-2-0 in the last 10 games, averaging four goals, 6.8 assists, 5.1 penalties and 13.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
- Scott Perunovich, Nick Leddy and Mackenzie MacEachern will not play for the Blues
- The Minnesota Wild will have their full roster available for the game against Minnesota tonight
- The St. Louis Blues have won 8 of the last 10 games against Minnesota
- Eight of the last ten games between these two teams have ended over 5.5 goals
The Minnesota Wild responded well to losing Game 1 by 4-0 by dominating Game 2 and winning by that same four-goal margin, 6-2. The Wild were able to convert 2 of their 3 power play situations and converted the Blues’ turnovers into scoring opportunities. The Wild also had a great penalty kill in Game 2, killing off four of the Blues’ five man advantages and just playing some inspired hockey. The Wild will put in the same effort to translate over into Game 3, as Minnesota really has to take advantage of the shorthanded Blues who have lost even more guys. The Blues however, are having other plans and as long as they play on their recognizable level, they are favorites against the Wild. Minnesota hasn’t won any of their last 7 trips to St. Louis and the Blues are 8-2 in their last 10 games following a loss of three or more goals. This one will probably look like the opening game of the series with the Blues setting the pace and taking a 2-1 lead.
St. Louis Blues to win in regulation
|Prediction||St. Louis to win the game|
|Start Time||03:30 : 07-May-22|