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Blues visit Minnesota Wild in NHL clash

St. Louis BluesMinnesota Wild
April 11, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Odds

22-14-2TEAM RECORD22-15-2

The visiting Blues hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Xcel Energy Center against the Minnesota Wild.

The Wild sport records of 22-15-2 heading into this matchup, while the Blues sit at 22-14-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-19-4 for the Wild and 19-15-4 for the Blues.

View St Louis vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -105 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
The Wild sit at No. 12 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blues sit at a No. 6 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 17-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 18.3% rate while the Blues have a 83.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -130 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Wild were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Nashville are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blues at Wild trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 12 games
Minnesota is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Columbus, Friday, April 12
Minnesota home to Columbus, Saturday, April 13