Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Wild and Blues. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Blues at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. Get ready to place your bets! The Wild come into this Central division matchup as the -1.5 goal favorite to pick up the win. Currently, the over/under for the game is at 5.5 goals.

MINNESOTA WILD VS ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING PICK

The Pick: St. Louis Blues +1.5

This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE ST. LOUIS BLUES:

  • With the Wild being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Wild.
  • Take the Wild on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Blues (+1.5)

Will the Wild Win on the Road?

When playing on the road this season, the Wild have gone 15-15-3, and they have won three straight games. In the Western Conference standings, Minnesota is in 9th place and 5th in the Central Division. Overall, the Wild have a record of 33-27-7.

Over their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 6-4, and they have won four of their last five games. On the season, the Wild have been favored in 31 of their 67 games, and they have gone 21-7-3 in those games.

On the season, Minnesota has gone 36-31 against the puck line and 22 of their wins have been by multiple goals. Against the puck line on the road, the Wild have gone 19-14, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.2 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Wild have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

So far, Minnesota has been the favorite in 31 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 13-18. Overall, their average scoring margin is -.1 goals per game, and their puck line record in their last three games is 2-1.

This season, Minnesota’s games have an average of 6.4 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Wild come in with an over/under performance of 32-31-4.

Across their last three road contests, Minnesota has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

The Wild come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 15th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. Minnesota’s offense comes into the game ranked 7th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 30th in the NHL.

Minnesota’s leading scorer is Kirill Kaprizov. So far, he has 34 goals which is 14th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Kaprizov has 40 assists this season.

St. Louis defense takes on the Wild ranked 9th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.1 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 17th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury gets the start and has made 29 starts this season. His record at this point is 16-11, and his save percentage is 0.688%.

Does St. Louis Stand a Chance at Home?

At home this season, the Blues have gone 19-11-1 and have won three straight games on their home ice. In the Western Conference, St. Louis is 10th and has gone 19-17 against teams from the West.

Overall, the Blues have a record of 34-28-3, and they have won two straight games. As the underdog this season, St. Louis has gone 27-20-3, and they have won two straight games when not favored.

As the underdog, the Blues come into the game with an overall puck line record of 37-28. In their last ten home games, the team has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line and 20-11 at home for the season.

St. Louis has 21 wins by multiple goals this year and has gone 13-5 vs. the puck line in their last 18 games as the underdog. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin is -.2 goals per game.

This season, St. Louis’ games have an average of 5.9 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Blues come in with an over/under performance of 26-33-6.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Minnesota has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 26th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. This year, the Blues have recorded a 12-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 21-17 record.

St. Louis’ leading goal scorer is Pavel Buchnevich. So far this season, he has 24 goals, placing him 46th in the NHL. Buchnevich also comes into the game with 25 assists.

The Blues defense is currently 9th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.1 shots per game against St. Louis. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Jordan Binnington comes into the game having made 44 starts this season. So far, his record is 23-17 and he has a save percentage of 0.945%.